NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $67,442 – $97,709 per annum + 11% Superannuation
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary Contract, ending June 30th 2024.
Position Classification: Physiotherapist Level 1/2
Location: Armidale Hospital
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ460210
Applications close: 24/01/2024

Physiotherapist Level 1/2

Armidale Hospital

Start your career with this contract working in our Physiotherapy Department!

About the Role:

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to get hands-on experience providing a high-quality clinical service to clients/patients/ consumers and their families/carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes for clients/patients/ consumers of the service.
  • You will be working with a team of physiotherapists, and you will provide care for patients in the hospital at the Close Observation Unit, Medical ward, Surgical ward, Paediatric ward, Maternity ward, Fracture clinic, and Outpatients.
  • As part of the Physiotherapy Department, you will receive supervision from colleagues and your direct line manager.
  • You will be invited to attend in-services in the department. You also be encouraged to attend appropriate courses where you can develop the skills that may improve the care you provide.

Where you’ll be working:

  • You will be working in the hospital at Close Observation Unit, Medical Ward, Surgical Ward, Paediatric Ward, Maternity Ward, Fracture Clinic and Outpatients, depending on where the demands are.
  • Armidale Rural Referral Hospital is a 99-bed facility that provides acute care services to Armidale and the surrounding towns. The hospital provides a range of services including Imaging, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Emergency, Maternity, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, and General Medicine.
  • Armidale is the main hub of the New England High Country, and is one of Australia’s most elegant regional locations, with its 19th-century churches and heritage architecture. It is surrounded by beautiful forests, mountain gorges, national parks, and waterfalls, including Wollomombi Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in Australia.
  • A graceful city of tree-lined streets, Armidale is a five-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney and less than 90 minutes from Tamworth, with flights between Sydney and Armidale operating daily.

About You:

  • The position will require the successful candidate to show skills such as self-motivation, autonomy, compassion, enthusiasm, and good time management skills in order to complete tasks required each day.
  • Our ideal candidate will be committed to providing safe, compassionate person-centred care, aiming to assist the client to reach their safe discharge, treatment, and organising appropriate follow-up services.


  • Small cohesive team (10 in total) working in the picturesque Tablelands.
  • Supportive team and department who encourage professional development opportunities.
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • Physiotherapist with current Authority to Practice with AHPRA.
  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy or the equivalent.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role-related queries or questions contact Baeho Joo at Baeho.Joo@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part-time vacancies.
  • Job share / part-time arrangements will be considered.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
  • All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
  • Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases – this is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
  • Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.


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