Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy (Workforce Development) (526598)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 15, 2021
Medicine Full-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.


This is an exciting new opportunity in Tasmania’s North-West. A newly created position of Clinical Lead – Occupational Therapy (Workforce Development) which will operate as part of the occupational therapy management and leadership team.

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The Role and the Team:

As part of a team delivering high quality Occupational Therapy Services the Clinical Lead – Occupational Therapy (Workforce Development) will:

You will work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team of 21 members consisting of the Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior and Junior Occupational Therapists and other ancillary staff.

This role is required to work at various sites within the region including the North West Regional Hospital and the Mersey Community Hospital.

The North West Regional Hospital, Burnie is a 160-bed facility providing general medicine, surgical (including orthopaedic), intensive care, cancer services, paediatric services, outpatient clinics and specialist services.

The Mersey Community Hospital, Latrobe has 95 beds offers general and specialist health services including elective surgery, 24-hour emergency department, general medicine day surgery and endoscopy, rehabilitation, palliative care and oncology services along with a variety of specialist clinics.

What’s on Offer?

Details of Appointment

Permanent Full Time Day Worker position working 76 hours per fortnight

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $109,108-$116,218 per annum + 10% superannuation

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

You will also be entitled to $724 per annum for professional development.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  2. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Postgraduate studies in Occupational Therapy, Public Health, health service leadership or clinical education and training experience or research experience.
  2. Current Drivers Licence

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:
    • crimes of violence
    • sex related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

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 a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

For More Information

Lucie Bramich

Phone: (03) 6493 6188
Position: Manager - Occupational Therapy Services

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