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Position Vacant: Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist 

Calling all occupational therapists and physiotherapists who love working in hand therapy. What do you think about…..a good work-life balance, tree change and a career! Tired of long clinic hours? Looking for a hand therapy role with reasonable finishing times, good money and the ability to provide much needed therapy to appreciative patients?

We are looking for a therapist with initiative, a friendly personality, good skills in splinting and skills to assess and treat a wide variety of hand injuries and conditions. We work closely with local plastic and orthopaedic surgeons and are an award-winning practice, operating for the past 14 years.

What is involved in this position?

This position involves providing therapy to clients including splinting, casting, exercise for regaining movement and strength, scar care, and wound care. It involves seeing a variety of clients including chronic and acute injuries, as well as post operative care. Our practice runs a full time hand and wrist service for assessment and review appointments, and provides weekly treatment in between those as required.  

Not sure if you have the skills?

We will provide training if you feel you need to update your hand therapy knowledge and skillset for this role. There are lots of opportunities if you have the passion to learn. 

This position would be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a career that allows you to grow for the long term
  • You don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and doing a bit of hard work
  • You are happy to follow systems and procedures to ensure consistency in your work, but can also appreciate the need for individual treatment.
  • You love efficiency and have the initiative to get things done when you see they are needed
  • You are keen to engage in more training as needed, and like our philosophy that as therapists we engage in life long learning to better ourselves and help our clients. 
  • You have the passion for hand and wrist therapy that will allow you to push outside your comfort zone in a supported environment to further your skills.
  • You are keen to be part of a team that are genuinly keen to see you each day and believe in the value you bring

Some of the benefits:

  • Salary pay with annual leave
  • Free and wide-ranging training opportunities with yearly training allowance
  • Regular internal in-services and mentoring for clinical skill development
  • Support from senior therapists, experienced manager, or become one yourself!
  • Opportunity to be involved in additional activities such as research, teaching and developing additional services for the practice.
  • Comprehensive support from our friendly administration team
  • Flexibility with working hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Located in Wagga Wagga (half way between Sydney and Melbourne) – big enough for all your shopping, coffee and eating needs, but small enough to be part of a community (yes we have Myer, Bunnings, and yes, we even have Kikki-K!). Close to ski fields and wineries, and great for waterskiing, camping, sports, cycling, and floating down the river. Wagga has a lot to offer!

“I have been working with Amy at Riverina Hand Therapy for nearly 5 years and I love it. Riverina Hand Therapy has provided me with a range of career opportunities from teaching, developing skills in specialised areas, research and broadening my knowledge. I love that I come to work and each day is different, offers a caseload with variety, and I get to spend it with appreciative patients.” Abbey Philpott, Occupational Therapist

If this sounds like a position you are interested in, to apply please complete the following steps:

  1. Prepare a cover letter introducing yourself and telling us why you would like the position and why you feel you would be a good fit for our practice
  2. Take the 16personalities quiz and send your results to us via email wtih step 3. You can access the questionnaire here: https://www.16personalities.com/   There are no right or wrong asnwers, just be as honest as you can. We don't use this to rule people out.... instead we use it to get to know you better. 
  3. Send your resume, results of the personality quiz, and your cover letter to me via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you have any questions you may contact Amy Geach, our Director, for a confidential chat on 0400 024 243.