Physiotherapist - Gr 3 Cardiorespiratory

  • : St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • : 10-Oct-2020
  • : Fitzroy VIC 3065
  • Fixed term  Fulltime Position
  • Senior leadership opportunity
  • Friendly and dynamic team


About St. Vincent’s

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.


About the Department

The Physiotherapy Department provides high quality clinical services across a spectrum of acute, sub-acute and outpatient services. The Department works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment and a range of therapeutic services to optimise patient care and maximise function. The Department is committed to fostering excellence in evidence based clinical care, research and education.


About the Role

Applications are invited from experienced Cardio-respiratory physiotherapists for a Grade 3 position within our cardiorespiratory team. This Gr 3 position requires capability to provide high quality physiotherapy management to the patients admitted to the Oncology/Haematology and General Medical units.  The position involves taking a leadership role within the department and the multidisciplinary team as well as supervision of other physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and students. The role also assists the cardiorespiratory team leader in the management of the cardio-respiratory team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic physiotherapist to join a cohesive and progressive integrated team, committed to excellence in clinical practice, research, service improvement and professional development.
Must have, or be currently eligible for, National Physiotherapist Registration.


Classifications for this position will range from Physiotherapist Grade 3 VB7 - VC1 ($93,800 - $107,200 per annum).


Duties include:

  • Provide expert clinical management for all cardiorespiratory patients.
  • Provide a tertiary level of consultancy in outlying wards as required.
  • Lead research and/or quality improvement activities in the Cardio team.
  • Supervision of Gr 2 Cardio team members.
  • Lead / co-ordinate team portfolios.


Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years post graduate physiotherapy experience
  • Recent physiotherapy experience in an ICU setting
  • Demonstrated superior assessment and treatment skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to staff supervision, development and continuing education
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment



  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider with a reputation for compassionate care and world-leading innovation. Part of the St Vincent’s Health Australia group, we are a leading tertiary teaching hospital providing a comprehensive suite of services including medical and surgical, cancer, sub-acute care, allied health, specialist clinics, diagnostics and community and outreach services. The quality of our specialist aged care, palliative care, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander, correctional and mental health services and our support for the marginalised and disadvantaged is widely recognised. Employing more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne and with over 880 beds in daily use, the core aim of SVHM is to improve the patient experience through better access, superior outcomes and a more efficient and responsive health service.


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Job Title
Physiotherapist - Gr 3 Cardiorespiratory
Salary / Pay Type
Salary / Pay Range
$90k to $100k
Start timeframe
Posted By
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
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Experience Years
Fitzroy VIC 3065
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