Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy (525287) (Multiple)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 23, 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.


$109,108 to $116,218 pro-rata, per annum

  • Please note that access to the progression point of Year 4Q salary of $116,218 is subject to successful completion of a relevant Master’s Degree as with Clause 10 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 4


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Multiple permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP.

Please note that hours may be negotiated with the successful applicants.


Royal Hobart Hospital


The newly established occupational therapy clinical lead roles in surgery, paediatrics, rehab, and medicine offer an exciting opportunity to join our team as clinical leaders.

The Occupational Therapy Service has 80+ team members including occupational therapists and assistants, play specialists, diversional therapists, carpenter, and administration officers. We provide services across inpatient, outpatient, and community settings.

Hobart, Tasmania, has much to offer by way of lifestyle and professional opportunity. We offer relocation assistance and salary packaging. There is a generous professional development entitlement of $724 per annum that can be accumulated over five years in addition to PD leave, travel, and accommodation funding.

The role of the Clinical Lead is to further the client centred, evidenced-based, services provided by occupational therapy services. This includes the support and development of occupational therapy team members across roles.

As a Clinical Lead you require highly developed skills and knowledge in education, research, quality improvement, policy, and clinical practice. Excellence in leadership including supporting change is essential.

The Clinical Leads are members of the occupational therapy leadership group. The work of the Clinical Lead is within their occupational therapy clinical team working collaboratively with their Team Leader, interdisciplinary teams, and the occupational therapy service.

Occupational therapy provides a seven-day service to the Royal Hobart Hospital with a smaller service focused on highest priorities on the weekends. The weekend roster is determined based on therapists’ preferences and shared across all acute therapists.

You will maintain the Occupational Therapy Code of Conduct, Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

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

  • Postgraduate studies in Occupational Therapy, Public Health, health service leadership or research experience

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.

525287 Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy HP04 (October 2021) HR.pdf
525287 Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy HP04 (October 2021) HR (1).docx
Applicant Guide.pdf
Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, 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 for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

Christy Dorward
Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy
Phone: (03) 6166 8314 or 0424 243 040

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