Senior Occupational Therapist - Rural Practice (502057)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 1, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


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 senior position providing Occupational Therapy services to In-patient services including medical, surgical, orthopaedics and paediatrics; and community clients from a broad, rural area. You will plan, implement, and evaluate occupational therapy services for clients; and provide clinical expertise and best practice assessment and therapeutic interventions in accordance with organisational policies and relevant professional codes of conduct.

You will be required to work across both the North West Regional Hospital and the 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.

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: $96,689 - $114,391 per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging


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:
  1. Identification check
  2. 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

Lucy Bramich

Phone: (03) 6493 6188
Position: Manager, Occupational Therapy Services
E-mail: [email protected]

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