Neurodevelopmental Therapist - Research Clinician

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 24/09/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 49182

Reference: 49182

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Research Clinician Paediatric Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist, Grade 3

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Monash Children’s Hospital

Monash Children’s Hospital is one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated children’s health services, with more than 30 specialist services and programs. We have Victoria’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provide leading paediatric services in many areas including Rehabilitation & Oncology.

A Bit About this Role

Monash Health, in partnership with The University of Melbourne, is participating in a pragmatic, multi-centre Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of an innovative program titled TEDI-Prem (Telehealth for Early Development and Intervention in babies born very preterm). TEDI-Prem is an early, intensive intervention for preterm infants born <32 weeks’ gestational age and includes specific activity-based motor, cognitive and language play-based training and actively involves parents to strengthen their confidence, wellbeing and bonding with their preterm infant. The program commences in person in the neonatal unit and continues with tele-rehabilitation using a video-based model (Zoom) once the infant is discharged from hospital until 12 months’ corrected age.

We are seeking a Grade 3 Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist to lead the TEDI-Prem Trial at Monash Health. You will be responsible for participant recruitment, administration of neurodevelopmental assessments, delivery of the TEDI-Prem program and completion of associated research administrative duties.

To ensure the ‘care as usual’ group are not exposed to the TEDI-Prem intervention, the successful candidate will not provide any clinical services in Monash Newborns throughout the study’s recruitment period.

What we’re looking for in you:

  • A relevant occupational therapy or physiotherapy qualification

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills and significant experience (at least 7 years) in the provision of neurodevelopmental therapy services with high-risk newborns including assessment, intervention, case management and discharge planning in the hospital setting

  • AHPRA registration

  • Experience in research &/or quality &/or project management

  • Demonstrated experience in providing therapeutic intervention using a telehealth platform

Benefits, Rewards and Remuneration

We are a diverse team of allied health clinicians working in a supportive and flexible department with close links to our community and adult colleagues.  We support career progression and professional development, with opportunities to grow your career in many different directions.

This role is classified as a Grade 3 Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist and is paid according to award rates with post graduate qualification allowance as applicable.

Salary packaging is available.

Location & Supervision

This position is based at Monash Children’s Hospital. Operationally this position sits within Monash Children’s Hospital Allied Health with supervision provided by Professor Alicia Spittle and Dr Abbey Eeles from the University of Melbourne.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview

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Suzanne Lamont - 0413109606

Neurodevelopmental Therapist - Research Clinician