Occupational Therapist (Grade 1/2)

Job posted: 16/11/2017
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Casual

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 152126

Reference: 152126

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Be recognised - Join a large, supportive team working with state of the art equipment.
  • Be challenged - Expand your skills in acute, subacute care and work with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Be rewarded - Gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our care makes to members of our community
  • Be your best - Grow and develop your talents and capabilities with Barwon Health’s commitment to professional development
  • Be the heart of Barwon Health Join Geelong’s largest employer - we offer career advancement, attractive employee benefits along with a great sea-side location

About Barwon Health

Barwon Health serves a geographically dispersed population through two major sites with 1016 beds and over 21 sites stretching from Geelong to Anglesea, Colac, Werribee and Bellarine Peninsula.  Health services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care. Take advantage of the benefits that come with working in a progressive health service.

About the University Geelong Hospital and McKellar Centre

The University Hospital Geelong has 406 beds and provides a full suite of medical and surgical services, including cardiothoracic surgery and is one of the busiest hospitals in the state. Occupational Therapists work primarily on the general medical and surgical wards, neurology, orthopaedics and oncology wards, short stay unit, Emergency Department and with hand therapy outpatients.

Barwon Health has an extensive building projects occurring with additional acute beds, an integrated cancer project, redevelopment of library, education and research facilities and a northern suburbs urgent care, specialist consultation services development.

Barwon Health’s McKellar Centre located only minutes from the centre of Geelong. It is situated on a vibrant community asset with parkland surrounds. The centre offers a range of rehabilitation services that enable people to make a dynamic recovery. It is a 100 bed inpatient facility offering rehabilitation in palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, stroke, trauma, orthopaedic and amputee service. We have state-of-the-art facilities in regard to assistive technology and education facilities.

About the role

We are seeking applications from experienced Grade 1 Grade 2 Occupational Therapists who are interested in working casually. The positions could be in acute and/or subacute care, depending on your experience and interest. Ideally we are looking for Occupational Therapists available to work during the week and in short term contracts.

You will be part of a large Occupational Therapy community of over 100 staff. Comprehensive orientation will be provided, access to professional development is available and the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical is encouraged. You may supervision rotational Grade 1 Occupational Therapists and have access to Allied Health Assistants.

Participation in the general ward weekend/public holiday roster maybe a requirement of the position if it leads to a short term contract.

We have a strong partnership with Deakin University for education and research. This role requires you to possess excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal aptitudes. A high level of commitment to best practice in patient care is a must. The role requires an excellent understanding of the continuum of care and a broad range of clinical skills.


You will work with an innovative multidisciplinary team who maintain extensive knowledge and experience. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

“Our people caring for the community is what makes us great”

Barwon Health staff benefits

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our consumers including children and appropriate rigorous reference and background checks will be undertaken.  Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Recruitment agencies should note that Barwon Health does not accept agency resumes. Barwon Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Occupational Therapist (Grade 1/2)

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Melissa Mew - (03) 4215 5447
Erin O'Shannasy - (03) 4215 5969

Occupational Therapist (Grade 1/2)