Occupational Therapist (502038)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 18, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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Tired of big cities? How about a walk along the beach just before work?

Consider moving to north West Tasmania to experience wonderful beaches, mountains, world heritage listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food, wine and more. Living in Tasmania you will experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, world-renowned food and wine, wild and beautiful landscapes, a relaxed island lifestyle, and a fascinating history. Very affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities. Traffic jam is not a common term in North West Tasmania and you will have a great work life balance.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

The Role and the Team:

Reporting to the Manager - Occupational Therapy Services, this is a junior position which will provide you with the opportunity to rotate across all clinical caseloads including medical, surgical, rehabilitation and orthopaedic inpatients, orthopaedic outpatients, community clients and paediatrics. You will assess, plan and carry out therapy programs in accordance with organisational policies and professional code of conduct, for clients referred to the Occupational Therapy Service.

You will be required to work across the North West Regional Hospital and Mersey Community Hospital in North West Tasmania; 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.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for a full list of the duties.

What’s on Offer?

Details of Appointment

Fixed term full time day work position working 76 hours per fortnight until February 2023

Salary: $68,089 - $98,027 per annum + 10.5% 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.

Eligibility:

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. Current Driver’s Licence.
  2. Post-graduate qualifications relevant to the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services.

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

Keira Doherty

Position: A/Manager - Occupational Therapy Services
Phone: (03) 6493 6187
E-mail: [email protected]

Important Information

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