NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time until April 2025
Position Classification: Physiotherapist Lvl 3
Remuneration: $54.77 – $56.54 per hour + super + salary packaging
Location: Walcha Multi Purpose Centre
Hours Per Week: 20
Requisition ID: REQ465328
Applications Close: Sunday, 18 February 2024

Where you’ll be working:
  • Walcha MPS is a 27 bed facility providing coverage in General Medical, Emergency and Residential Aged Care. This role provides care across the fifteen residential aged care patients, nine sub-acute beds and two dedicated ED beds.
  • Our service has a General Practitioner Visiting Medical Officer (GP VMO) who provides support during the day and after hours.

About the role:

  • Your role at the MPS will involve both independent work and working as a member of the multidisciplinary team. You will:
    • Participate in morning ward rounds, including the Wednesday multidisciplinary aged care round
    • Provide ongoing management and treatment of inpatients and residents
    • Provide focused mobility/ falls assessment of our aged care residents
    • Provide the outpatient community-focused service, e.g. people returning from hip and knee replacement surgery and general mobility referrals from the local GP’s
  • The successful candidate will be supported by the HSM and network links with Tamworth Rural Hospital. Staff at the MPS are encouraged and supported to discuss situations with multidisciplinary team members and are afforded educational opportunities provided both face to face and via My Health Learning modules. You will also spend time on-site with Physiotherapists at Tamworth where planned education, network development, and ongoing support have been established.

About you:

  • You are a motivated Physiotherapist with rural experience and effective communication skills.
  • You feel confident in working autonomously and seeking advice when required.
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and taking an individualised approach to client care to achieve optimal outcomes for patients.


  • Physiotherapist with current Authority to Practice with AHPRA.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-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

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future temporary part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for 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.
Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Douglas Bellamy on Douglas.Bellamy@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:
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.

This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

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). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.

HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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