Occupational Therapist Grade 3 & 4 GEELONG VICTORIA

Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 12/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 174236

Reference: 174236

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Occupational Therapist – Grade 3 and Grade 4


  • Be challenged to grow and be the best Occupational Therapist you can be, in a friendly environment supported by peer expert Senior Clinicians, grade 4 clinical experts and grade 4/5 managers.

  • Engage in collaborative multidisciplinary teamwork that makes a difference to people’s lives

  • Join an innovative public health service with progressive clinical, leadership and research training opportunities 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 Grade 3 and 4 Occupational Therapists to join our community of over 150 occupational therapists and clinically or operational lead our specialty services, providing supervision and mentoring to junior staff whilst developing advanced leadership and collaboration skills to lead innovative evidence based interdisciplinary quality improvement and research projects.

  • Our Grade 3 senior clinician positions provide clinical supervision to junior staff and are integrated in programs across the continuum of care in the specialty areas of acute medical, acute surgical, hand therapy, inpatient rehabilitation, subacute neurorehabilitation, subacute Spinal/trauma, community rehabilitation, community health, palliative care, rehab@home and GEM@home programs, paediatric, mental health, student education and allied health (staff) education & training. 

  • Our Grade 4 occupational therapists support our senior clinicians and provide leadership in OT operational management, clinical expert, research and education & training roles across Barwon Health, supported by a Grade 5 Occupational Therapy manager and interdisciplinary program managers.

We offer you

  • Dedicated Grade 4/5 Occupational Therapist and program manager 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 collaborative interdisciplinary model of care.

  • Flexible working arrangements to support your work-life balance.

About you

  • A clear and respectful communicator and consumer advocate

  • Experienced in the delivery of collaborative team based healthcare

  • Passionate commitment to evidence based practice, consumer focussed care and accountable for providing a high quality service

  • Excellent leadership skills to support junior staff.

  • Ability to critically analyse own performance and acknowledge responsibility for your own learning

  • A flexible & optimistic ‘can do’ approach with responsive organizational skills to prepare for the challenges that public healthcare is facing both now and in the years to come.

 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.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Relocation and sponsorship support options

  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

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 Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • 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 3 & 4 GEELONG VICTORIA

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Melissa Mew - (03) 4215 5447

Occupational Therapist Grade 3 & 4 GEELONG VICTORIA