Occupational Therapist (Grade 1) - Clinical Rotation Program

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 177837

Reference: 177837

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Be challenged to grow and be the best OT you can be, in a supportive, friendly environment
  • Temporary full time – 80 hours per fortnight 
  • Engage in collaborative multidisciplinary teamwork that makes a difference to people’s lives
  • Extend your career with an innovative public health service that is committed to creating positive change in our region

About Barwon Health

Barwon Health is the major public health care provider in the Barwon South west region with a 406 bed public hospital (University Hospital Geelong), 100 bed subacute facility (McKellar Centre), 2 community rehabilitation centres, 21 community health sites, four aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education.

Barwon Health has an extensive building projects occurring with a women’s and children hospital development in acute and subacute programs, new mental health facilities for inpatients and outpatients, new urgent care facilities in community locations.

About the role

We are seeking applications for an enthusiastic Grade 1 Occupational Therapist to join our clinical rotational program which has:

  • 12 rotations
  • across acute, inpatient rehabilitation, community rehabilitation (CRC), community health (CHC) settings
  • in the clinical specialties of orthopaedics, surgical, medicine, neuro rehabilitation, geriatric evaluative management (GEM), trauma and paediatrics.
  • Location TBC dependent on applicant’s experience (current vacancy in IRC GEM)
  • Bed based rotations inclusive of a weekend and public holiday roster with additional financial rewards with pay and leave for weekend work

We offer you:

  • Dedicated senior Occupational Therapist as your supervisor who will provide support, mentoring and professional development.
  • Engagement with a large passionate and committed team of Barwon Health Occupational Therapists (over 120 staff)
  • A strong culture of student education, clinical research and innovation.
  • Strong interdisciplinary model of care.

About you

  • A clear and respectful communicator and consumer advocate
  • Clinically experienced in the delivery of team based healthcare
  • Passionate commitment to evidence based practice, consumer focussed care and accountable for providing a high quality service
  • Ability to critically analyse own performance and acknowledge responsibility for your own learning
  • Optimistic & flexible approach to prepare for the challenges that public healthcare is facing both now and in the years to come.
  • Community experience highly desirable with experienced therapists and new graduates welcome to apply

About the culture

The Occupational Therapy team are part of Barwon Health’s wider Allied Health department and integrated into many service programs across the continuum of care. We are a supportive group with expert senior clinicians and occupational therapy management leading the way. With our inclusive and collaborative approach to our profession and your career, we encourage you to engage in research opportunities, work on specific projects and take part in specialised professional development. Our people are devoted to caring for the community, we take pride in the exceptional patient care we provide and enjoy the fun camaraderie from the supportive people we work with.

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wadawurrung name for the region; Djillong, (Geelong) is means “Tongue of Land”.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Occupational Therapist (Grade 1) - Clinical Rotation Program

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


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

Occupational Therapist (Grade 1) - Clinical Rotation Program