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Occupational Therapist - Grade 2 - Early Stroke Discharge (ESD)

Job posted: 06/07/2022
Applications close: 28/08/2022 (Midnight)
16 days remaining

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 27582

Reference: 27582

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

 Occupational Therapist - Early Stroke Discharge (ESD)



  • Permanent Full Time (Mon - Fri) with an monthly ADO

  • Be part of this exciting ambulatory clinical service model

  • Generous salary packaging options


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


This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Grade 2 Occupational Therapist to join the Early Stroke Discharge (ESD) program at Eastern health. 


 We are seeking an innovative and client-focused Occupational Therapist. You will be committed to high quality, evidence-based patient care and have the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of health professionals.


 In this role you will demonstrate advanced skills in the assessment and management of stroke rehabilitation, providing therapy both centre based and in the client's homes. From an interdisciplinary approach you will undertake effective and timely discharge planning. Strong interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to thrive in this role, with opportunities to also supervise junior staff and students.


About you 


To be successful in this role you will possess



  • Experience in the area of neurological rehabilitation

  • Strong commitment to high quality patient care

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

  • Clinical skills in managing a complex caseload using a client-centred approach

  • High level communication skills, both written and oral, to enable development of a good rapport with clients and staff.

  • The organisational skills of a self-starter able to administrate a defined caseload

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in innovative practice and quality improvement

  • Deliver a high quality, accessible and coordinated service to our clients both in the client’s home and in the centre.

  • Be an active member of the interdisciplinary team


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


Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.


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 is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.



Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.


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


**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Occupational Therapist - Grade 2 - Early Stroke Discharge (ESD)

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

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Contact:

Kathryn Horley - (04) 0358 3345
Kylie Hunt - (04) 2899 1571

Occupational Therapist - Grade 2 - Early Stroke Discharge (ESD)