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  • Caulfield, VIC, Australia, 3162
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Jan 12 2023

Physiotherapist- Inpatient service

Grade 2, full time (40 hours per week), Victoria Public Health Award and benefits

Experienced grade 1 Physiotherapists are welcome to apply.

Do you have a passion to work in adult progressive neurology and palliative care? Do you thrive in a team environment, providing a person centred approach to care delivery? Apply now!

We are seeking a Physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary Allied Health team at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem. Call to discuss your career progression, professional development goals and discover the opportunities available for you.

  • Join one of Australia’s leading health, community and aged care providers
  • Thrive in our Physiotherapy team that is committed to quality care, evidence-based practice and research
  • An experienced and supportive Physiotherapy team with access to education and supervision
  • Be part of our renowned friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team culture
  • Benefit from dedicated clinical supervision, mentoring & professional development support.
  • Grow with us as we move to our new state of the art hospital precinct in Caulfield (Jan 2023).
  • Excellent salary packaging options available and public health EBA including ADOs for full time staff, long service leave and personal leave entitlements.

About Calvary Health Care Bethlehem – Parkdale, Victoria

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem (CHCB) is a 32 bed health care facility providing a range of inpatient, community and ambulatory services for palliative care and progressive neurological conditions.  CHCB is also an NDIS service provider. We are currently located at our temporary site in Parkdale, whilst our Caulfield site is being re-developed into a Health Care Precinct, due to open in Jan 2023.

All Calvary Hospital services adhere to a Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy, evidence of vaccination and immunity for specific infectious diseases will be required. Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for healthcare workers in Victoria, and as such, all employees at Calvary Health Care must provide evidence of Vaccination.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependant.

 Our service streams include:

  • Inpatient service: 32 bed ward with a mix of progressive neurology and palliative care beds
  • Outpatient - Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease Service: Specialist interdisciplinary assessment and management service for people with a diagnosed progressive neurological disease such as Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsonian Syndromes
  • Community Palliative Care Service:  Our service provides practical assistance, care coordination,  symptom management, and psychosocial support, delivered in the local community catchment area
  • NDIS provider Service: providing a range of allied health therapies and Specialist Behaviour Support, delivered across metropolitan Melbourne to adult participants under 65 years old with progressive neurological conditions
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)- CHSP clients are over 65 years old and require Speech Pathology services to support functional independence, safety and participation, delivered in our  local community catchment area. CHSP clients may have goals to support them with ageing, chronic health conditions, or other progressive neurological conditions.

About the role

If you are a Physiotherapist with a strong grounding in inpatient palliative and/or neurological service provision and well established core assessment and intervention skills, this role could be the next level of challenge you need to take the next step your career.

The Physiotherapy Department at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is seeking an outstanding applicant to join our very experienced Physiotherapy and inpatient team.  

There may be opportunities available to move into other service streams which align to the candidate's skills and the broader needs of the department through rotations and leave cover as required and negotiated.

Our inpatient Physiotherapy service includes management of adults with progressive neurological and palliative conditions who are admitted for symptom management, assessment or end of life care. 

Using a neuropalliative approach to care, balancing quality of life and dignity of risk, the Physiotherapist supports patients with their goals and discharge planning in close collaboration with the inpatient multidisciplinary team and external stakeholders. The Physiotherapist works regularly with the whole care team including community palliative providers, Motor Neurone Disease Victoria, community allied health providers, NDIS support workers etc.

Bethlehem has a strong culture promoting learning and development. All team members receive regular supervision and opportunities to participate in education, quality improvement and research activities. Clinical placements are also supported by the department.

What you bring 

  • Qualified AHPRA registered Physiotherapist
  • Interest in developing skills in progressive neurology and palliative Physiotherapy
  • Committed to working with the team to problem solve and manage complex caseload
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills 
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in prescription of assistive technology (including wheelchairs)
  • Committed to ongoing learning and development
  • Team-player and able to support other Physiotherapy streams when required, i.e. leave cover


 This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Graduates also are not required to work night shifts, free onsite car parking, free uniform and access to fee free further education with our partnership with UTAS.  Further details are available here:

 About Calvary

Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. With over 18,000 staff and volunteers, we have a national network of 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care service centres

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person, regardless of their religion, race, gender, cultural background or choices. 

We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.  Emailed applications will not be accepted.

 Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

 Please contact:

Stephanie Williams Allied health Head of Department ph 9595 3441






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