Physiotherapist Pain Management Unit

$97,177 - $102,397 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 12 Nov, 2021
Part time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Part-time Temporary

Closes: 01 December 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $97,177 - $102,397 (up to $107,476 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 42429 - 01Z3I
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 November 2021
Contact Officer: Alison Smith on or (02) 5124 8705

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Canberra Health Services Division of Allied Health provides a range of allied health services across clinical Divisions of Canberra Hospital. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Physiotherapy within Acute Allied Health Services (AAHS) provides services to a range of clients in acute inpatient and specialised outpatient settings. Our physiotherapists work closely with patients, carers, referrers, other health care professionals and multidisciplinary teams to achieve safe, high quality patient care.

The Pain Management Unit provides primarily an adult outpatient chronic pain service. Patients with complex chronic pain receive multidisciplinary care. The service supports patients to design an individualised pain recovery plan. Physiotherapists play a key role in the multidisciplinary management of chronic pain patients.

Under supervision, you will play a key role in delivering high quality patient centred care and associated functions to support service delivery in clinical areas.

The overall functions of the physiotherapist under professional supervision include:

  • Promoting positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services and health promotion activities in/across designated areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Promoting individual or group service delivery.
  • Applying knowledge, skills, professional judgement and initiative in the delivery of routine services.

Clinical supervision, and professional development is provided through team structures, supervision support, competency-based assessments and informal and formal professional development opportunities.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  3. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Current driver’s licence


  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals, and
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Note: This is a temporary part-time position at 22.05 hours per week for a period of 11.5 months with the possibility of extension. The full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

Job Closing Date

01 Dec, 2021