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Consultant Rehabilitation Physician (Visiting Medical Officer)

St Vincent's Health Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Full Job Description
Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine

Young Adults with Complex Disability Clinic and Intrathecal Baclofen Service

Challenging and rewarding work environment
Pro-active & supportive leadership
Friendly and dynamic team

About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
The Rehabilitation Service at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, provides Inpatient Rehabilitation and Community Based Rehabilitation over four sites (Fitzroy, St Vincent’s on the Park East Melbourne, St George’s Hospital Kew and a Community Rehabilitation Centre in Thornbury.

This position is with Disability Clinics of the Health Independence Program and is based at the main Fitzroy Campus. The YACD service comprises Rehabilitation Physicians and trainees Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and works closely with other disciplines, working as an integrated team to coordinate the transition of young people from Paediatric health services to Adult health services that meet their the medical, physical, functional and psycho-social factors needs. The clinic services a diverse group of clients from northern Metro Melbourne and some regional clients. There is a Spasticity Management Clinic for management of clients with spasticity. The Intrathecal Baclofen Clinic manages patients with intrathecal pumps including assessment of patients for intrathecal baclofen pumps and ongoing management.

About the Role

The Consultant Rehabilitation Physician provides professional assessment and treatment to clients attending the Young Adults with Complex Disability Clinic, including a Spasticity Management Clinic and the Intrathecal Baclofen Clinic.

The successful candidate should be a Consultant Physician of Rehabilitation Physician with experience in the management of young patients with complex disability and preferably in the management of spasticity with Botulinum toxin, neve blocks and intrathecal baclofen. Experience. In addition to the provision of patient care, the position involves teaching, training and participation of approved research with the team.

Classifications for this position will range from Specialist Year 1 to Specialist Year 9 HN18 - HN58 ($281,372 - $365,274 per annum)


Take consultant responsibility for clients referred to YACD and ITB clinics by providing evidence based comprehensive assessment of patients with persistent disability making a key contribution to diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment
Participate in the triage of referrals, including client education and triage assessments
Conduct interventional practitioner procedures for spasticity management
Liaise with Inpatient Rehabilitation Teams of St Vincent’s regarding inpatient care.
Provide education, training and mentoring of Medical and Allied Health Professionals involved in the management of young people with complex disability

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Fellowship of Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (or equivalent)
Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Indemnification with recognised Medical Defence Association


Salary packaging
Employee Assistance Program
Staff Car Park


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:Review the following documents:
JR117429_YACD ITB Rehabilitation Physician PD - May 2021.pdf

Contact Details:
Dr David Murphy, 0392313418, david.murphy@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:
Closing Date:
23 June 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:
At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https ://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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Melbourne, VIC

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