Occupational Therapist Grade Two - Hand Therapy (As per award)

Job posted: 18/03/2022
Applications close: 13/06/2022 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1615859

Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1615859

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Based in a beautiful part of Victoria, working for BRHS will enable you to pursue your profession and have a fantastic work/life balance. You will experience a relaxed lifestyle in a clean, green and beautiful area with significant natural and ecological advantages. With the Gippsland lakes and beaches, national parks and snowfields on your doorstep, this will be the best move you ever made!

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is a multifaceted, growing regional health service employing over 900 staff and providing a comprehensive array of health care services to our community.  Located in the beautiful Victorian region of East Gippsland, you will relish a relaxed lifestyle living on the Gippsland Lakes with easy access to isolated beaches, the high-country and snow fields. BRHS offers a rewarding work environment providing challenge, variety and a range of opportunities to progress your career.  You will join our dedicated team of health professionals and support staff who are committed to delivering high quality experiences to all.  Be bold, make the change now!

Full Time, Ongoing role

(Applications for a part time position will also be considered)

The Position:

A fantastic opportunity exists at BRHS for a talented Occupational Therapist with highly developed hand therapy clinical skills. BRHS has a strong organisational focus on professional development, and you will expand your clinical and leadership skills within a supportive environment whilst also enjoying an amazing work/life balance living in stunning East Gippsland.   You will use your full skillset with the role being predominantly Handy Therapy based and a portion of your work also providing generalist occupational therapy services in the acute, sub-acute and outpatient services.  The Hand Therapy Service extends to providing services to compensable clients under home care packages, TAC, DVA, WorkCover and occasionally NDIS.

In this position you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Occupational Therapy Team Leader in management of the hand therapy clinic and will have the opportunity to provide leadership to Grade One staff and Allied Health Assistants in order to embed innovative models of care that are consistent with the BRHS principles.

What you need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy with a minimum of 2 years' experience in hand therapy clinical skills
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Ability to work autonomously, monitor own performance and co-ordinate the day to day management of the hand therapy clinic
  • Pro-active, clear and concise communication skills which promote service and client interests
  • Ability to participate as an effective and collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of patient care, contributing to care coordination and discharge planning

 Please view the full key selection criteria as listed in the position description

Why should you Apply?

  • Progress your management skills and experience leading the hand therapy service at BRHS
  • Enjoy great team comradeship as part of our close-knit Allied Health team
  • Be part of a professional organisation committed to the delivery of quality, person centred care
  • Enjoy providing continuity of care and greater community connection in our smaller hospital
  • Relish a fantastic lifestyle with the Gippsland lakes, beaches, national parks & snowfields on your doorstep 
  • Gain hours back in your day and a reduction in living costs living in a beautiful regional area of Victoria


For more information on the role and BRHS contact: Emma Sanford, Occupational Therapy Team Leader on 03 5150 3388

No closing date exists for this vacancy - applications will be considered upon receipt.

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume including two recent referees and response to the full key selection criteria as listed in the position description and be submitted by selecting “Apply Now”.

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For information on East Gippsland go to Living in East Gippsland or visit  https://www.liveeastgippsland.com.au/

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.

Occupational Therapist Grade Two - Hand Therapy (As per award)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per award


Emma Sanford, Occupational Therapy Team Leader | 03 5150 3388

Occupational Therapist Grade Two - Hand Therapy (As per award)