Occupational Therapist - Mental Health (508674)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 12, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

Please note this advertisement meets the minimum requirements for sponsorship as determined by Department of Home Affairs. We encourage overseas applicants who meet the requirements to apply.


$94,469 to $111,765 pro-rata, per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,158 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual vacancies as they arise.


Royal Hobart Hospital – Inpatient Unit


  • Ensure the delivery of a comprehensive clinical service through relevant assessment, case management, and individual therapies including specialised therapies for clients and their families or carers.

  • Provision of evidence-based assessment and treatment interventions for clients with major and complex mental health including the development and implementation of specialised treatment programs.

  • Function as an active member of a multidisciplinary team including the provision of support and consultation to other team members as required.

  • Preparation of specialised reports as required.

  • Consultation and liaison with the broader health system including GP’s, other Agencies and families/carers to optimise service effectiveness and efficiency and continuity of care.

  • Actively participate in quality and safety processes at the team level, including incident reporting and evaluation, approved research, internal audits and policy and procedure review.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (where applicable as determined by individual position requirements)

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence

b) Sex Related Offences

c) Serious Drug Offences

d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar vacancies.

(image) Generic Occupational Therapist - SMHS HP03 (August 2021) HR (1).pdf
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(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Angela Hay
Nurse Unit Manager
Phone: (03) 6166 0192
Email: angela.hay@ths.tas.gov.au

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