Occupational Therapist - Weekend Service

Job posted: 30/08/2023
Applications close: 02/10/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Part time

Organisation: West Gippsland Healthcare Group

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 11682

Reference: 11682

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – Grade 2, 3 or Experienced Grade 1

Occupational Therapy Weekend Service

 Permanent Part Time – up to 16 hours per week available


An exciting opportunity exists for experienced Occupational Therapists to join our dynamic and supportive Occupational Therapy team at West Gippsland Healthcare Group to provide a Weekend Occupational Therapy Service.

Our team is comprised of Grade 3, Grade 2 and Grade 1 Occupational Therapists and is supported by a team of Allied Health Assistants located in a purpose built Allied Health Building / Community Rehabilitation Centre.

The Occupational Therapy Department provides services to a number of areas including acute, subacute, Community Rehab, Aged Care and outpatients. We work closely with the multidisciplinary Allied Health team to provide high quality, person centred services to our consumers

The successful applicant/s will be required to work 8 hours on a Saturday and/or 8 hours on a Sunday for our weekend OT service in the Emergency Department / SSU and acute units to assist with discharges and to improve patient flow.   Any inpatient may be seen as required. 

As this is a senior position, candidates will be expected to demonstrate a high level of clinical skill and experience and a high level of clinical reasoning and decision making. Experienced Grade 1 staff are also encouraged to apply.

Our department encourages and supports clinical supervision and professional development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive team environment whilst enjoying the benefits of a regional lifestyle in beautiful West Gippsland.

Our preferred candidates will have:

  • Degree / Masters in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Occupational Therapy Board.
  • Membership of the Australian Occupational Therapy Association or equivalent.
  • A high level of theoretical and practical clinical knowledge in a wide area of Occupational Therapy practice
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Commitment to providing a customer focused service.
  • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.

IMPORTANT: All staff employed in the healthcaresector are required to be fully (3 doses) vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.

About our organisation

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a growing regional health service, providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to one of the fastest growing Local Government Areas in the country – Baw Baw Shire. The Hospital cares for approximately 11,600 inpatients, makes nearly 28,000 community visits and sees more than 20,000 emergency presentations each year.

The administrative headquarters is located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul. Warragul is a 30 minute drive from Pakenham along the freeway – against the traffic!

WGHG are the largest employer in Warragul with a workforce of over 1400 staff and are committed to building on our organisation’s strengths by welcoming people with our shared values of teamwork, respect, accountability and compassion.

We are well aware our hospital is aging but are excited at the news that our new state of the art hospital and public aged care facility is coming. A 23.6 hectare site at Lardners Track in Drouin East was acquired by West Gippsland Healthcare Group for a future hospital back in 2007. The new hospital is set to feature 233-beds and 33 emergency department treatment spaces as well as aged care and an expanded maternity facility.

We pride ourselves on the quality of care that’s delivered by our incredible staff. You won’t find a more friendly and welcoming team than the West Gippsland Healthcare Group. We care for our community because we are the community! The boost in capacity means more patients can be treated faster.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group staff benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee assistance program
  • Salary packaging
  • Free Parking

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks, a NDIS worker screening clearance and a current Employee Working with Children Check. All employees must hold current entitlement to work within Australia. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments.

Further details and how to apply

Applications must be submitted via our recruitment portal (wghg.mercury.com.au) and must include a current CV, response to the selection criteria and a covering letter. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide at least 2 professional referees. If you have any further queries, please contact Sue Aberdeen, Occupational Therapy Manager on 03 562 30642.

Applications close on Monday 2nd October 2023


As an inclusive employer, committed to improving diversity and equity in our workforce, we encourage applications from all parts of our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTI people, and people with lived experience of disability.

As a Child Safe organisation, West Gippsland Healthcare Group promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with disability.

Occupational Therapist - Weekend Service

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sue Aberdeen - (03) 5623 0642

Occupational Therapist - Weekend Service