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Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 29/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 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: 27760

Reference: 27760

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Grade 2 or 3



  • Permanent Part Time and Limited Term Part Time (till 1 June 2023)

  • Opportunity for Grade 2 or Grade 3

  • Box Hill Hospital and Angliss Hospital



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.


Eastern Health Occupational Therapy is committed to the provision of high quality, evidence based-care, and strongly values professional development and clinical supervision. This position will maintain a clinical caseload within the Women and Children program.



About the role


Eastern Health has 2 very exciting and rare opportunities for experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapists to join our team.  As part time opportunities, these roles may suit someone with clinical expertise in paediatrics who is looking for work life balance. Or alternatively the roles may be combined to create a full time grade 2 role until June 2023.


1. Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service - Eastern Health.



  • Permanent Part Time up to 45.6 hours per fortnight

  • Grade 2 OT

  • Angliss Hospital


The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service caters for babies, children and adolescents who require specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation. The young people supported by VPRS are recovering from acquired brain injuries, medical/surgical intervention or require tone management or early diagnostics, surveillance and support for Cerebral Palsy.  Services are provided in collaboration with the medical and allied health team, in either the Community Rehabilitation Centre or in the child’s community


Experience working with a paediatric population and their families, particularly with brain injuries and cerebral palsy, and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team will all be viewed favourably. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in a paediatric rehabilitation setting. Experience with upper limb splinting and assessments including the HINE, HAI, AHA suite and/or BOHA will also be viewed favourably.


2. Special Care Nursery and Newborn Services



  • Temporary Part Time up to 32 hours per fortnight

  • Grade 2 or 3 OT, depending on level of training, skills and experience in this specialised area.

  • Box Hill and Angliss Hospitals


This role will primarily be working with babies and their families within newborn services at Box Hill Hospital and Angliss Hospital. The successful applicant will have clinical expertise in neonatal care and/or developing knowledge and skills in this area. Knowledge and experience in Infant assessments including Prectyl’s General Movements, HINE and Bayley Scale of Infant Development would be viewed favourably. Support and training will be provided for paediatric clinicians who have some experience of working with babies and are keen to develop further within this area of expertise.



About you 


To be successful in this role you will possess:



  • AHPRA Registration

  • Demonstrated clinical experience in paediatric occupational therapy and/ or neonatal care

  • Strong clinical supervision skills

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • A strong commitment to interdisciplinary teamwork


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.

  • You must have a current Working with Children

  • 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 - Paediatrics

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Tamara Moritz - (04) 0065 9386
Tamara.Moritz@easternhealth.org.au
Tass Kostopoulos - (04) 0783 1082
tass.kostopoulos@easternhealth.org.au

Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics