Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 20/11/2020
Applications close: 04/12/2020 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Healesville

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 22349

Reference: 22349

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Healesville

Occupational Therapist

  • Grade 2

  • Permanent Part Time | 0.6EFT

  • Community Health

  • Healesville Hospital & Yarra Valley Health

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with adults in the community. Experienced grade 1 therapists are encouraged to apply. 

You will provide clinical occupational therapy services to adults receiving services in Community Health, Eastern Health at Healesville and/or Yarra Junction, utilising both individual and group therapy models, including telehealth. This position is within the Health & Ageing Team and presents opportunities to work within a multidisciplinary team. Community Health services prioritise low income and vulnerable families.

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a comprehensive range of high quality acute, sub-acute, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care and community health services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy

  • Current AHPRA registration.

  • Eligibility for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.

  • High level communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work / show leadership in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience in supervision of students and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to introduce innovative practice.

  • Commitment to improving own practice through participating in supervision and undertaking quality and research activities.

  • Advanced clinical skills in managing a complex caseload using a client-centred approach.

  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of occupational therapy services in the community, in particular assessment and prescription of home modifications, wheelchairs, scooters, hoists and a variety of other assistive equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current building practices associated with home modifications.

  • Ability to promote service and liaise with existing and potential referral partners (internal and external to Eastern Health)

  • Experience in making applications to funding bodies (e.g. SWEP).

  • Demonstrated understanding of professional codes of conduct.

  • Sound computer skills.

  • Current Victorian driver’s licence.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

Occupational Therapist

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

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Matoula Wicks - (04) 5756 3176
Nellie Solano - (04) 4832 6129

Occupational Therapist