Senior Surgical Physiotherapist Level 3 - Temporary Fulltime - Wollongong Hospital

REQ136559 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time maternity relief position from 17/02/2020 to 14/03/2021 with the possibility of an extension at same/reduced hours
Position Classification: Physiotherapist Level 3
Remuneration: $100,151 - $103,503
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ136559
Applications Close: Sunday 17 November 2019

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Physiotherapy Department at Wollongong Hospital.

What you'll be doing

The Senior Surgical Physiotherapist is responsible for:

* providing a high quality specialist physiotherapy service to client groups and circumstances of a complex nature requiring advanced reasoning and practice skills and operate autonomously with minimum direct clinical supervision.

* plan, coordinate and implement high levels of clinical expertise and specialised knowledge in their specialty to patients and carers of ISLHD in accordance with NSW Health, ISLHD and physiotherapy policies and procedures and standards.

* providing clinical supervision and support of Level 1 and 2 health professionals, technical and support staff, students and other staff as appropriate.

* participating and assist with the planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting on clinical services.

* may lead a consultative role within their area of expertise. They may also conduct clinical research and participate in the provision of clinical in-service education programmes to staff and students.

* may have an operational/supervisory role under the direction of the ISLHD Physiotherapy Head of Discipline or delegate and may be required to manage specific tasks or projects.

* may be required to work across other sites within the District.

Where you’ll be working


Wollongong Hospital is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s major referral and teaching hospital and has bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.


Wollongong is located an hours drive south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.  Learn more about the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Wollongong.


Wollongong Hospital is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


The values of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District guide the behaviour and professional standards of our staff and underpin the ways in which we engage with our patients and consumers.  Our CORE Values are Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.


Visit our ISLHD Youtube Channel to see our people and location in action and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date @IllaShoalHealth.


Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.


An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions.


Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

  • Current Physiotherapy Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Extensive post graduate clinical experience in the clinical specialty area.
  • Well-developed time management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, including sound computer skills (demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications).
  • Demonstrated commitment and evidence of implementation of ISLHD core values.
  • Knowledge and proven ability to undertake quality improvement and service evaluation processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to participate in staff and student supervision.
  • Current NSW drivers licence or equivalent.

Need more information? 

  1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Carole Bowman on (02) 4253 4516 or

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