Physiotherapist - Health Independence Program

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Reference: WMH 55
As part of the Health Independece Program (HIP) team you will provide and support the delivery of best practice in centre and home based programs to HIP clients within the Wyndham catchment. You will be based in a dynamic office working alongside a multidisciplinary team of Allied Health staff and Specialist Nurses.

This is a high performing team working Monday – Friday office hours, weekends and public holidays off. HIP consists of 5 services, which are Community Based Rehab, Complex Care Coordination, Specialist clinics: Falls and Balance and Continence and Residential InReach. The role main role is to provide Physiotherapy to the clients of the Complex Care service.

• Short term contract 0.4EFT until 7 September 2018 ( maternity leave)
• Deliver centre and home based physiotherapy services to a diverse client group with complex health needs.
• Improve self –management skills of clients with chronic diseases
• Expertise in delivering pulmonary rehabilitation preferable
• Use of motivational interviewing techniques to help clients explore and resolve their uncertainty

• Recognised Degree in Physiotherapy, current, full physiotherapy registration with AHPRA
• Current Victorian (or equivalent) Drivers Licence
• Strong, relevant clinical skills and experience in sub-acute/ community setting
• Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills,
• Experience and knowledge in the management of people with complex chronic care needs
• Commitment to person-centred care and ability to adapt and learn quickly with an ability to work autonomously and flexibly within an inter-professional team

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects currently underway, including an $85 million State Government funded redevelopment that will deliver a new critical care unit and take the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

• Values driven culture
• Salary packaging benefits
• Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
• Camp Australia School Holiday Program
• Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
• Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
• Fully funded childcare referral service
To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Enquiries to: Brigitte Grant, Manager Health Indepependence Program, 8754 3800 or
Quote Ref No: WMH 55
Applications Close: Sunday, 29 April 2018