Senior Occupational Therapist (508243)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 25, 2022
Medicine Full-time, Part-time, Flexible

Job Description:

The Role

Undertake Occupational Therapy clinical assessment and intervention.

Provide clinical direction, education, and resource development for the designated practice area to local and statewide occupational therapy services, multidisciplinary teams, and occupational therapy management.

Assist with the development of the occupational therapy and health services through implementation of best practice, supervision of allied health assistants and occupational therapists, and provision of clinical placements for occupational therapy students.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Occupational Therapy Service

Listen to Bree and Erin, two of our wonderful therapists, talk about our services. We work in the community and the hospitals, including the Royal Hobart Hospital, the largest teaching Hospital in Tasmania. Our 90+ team members include occupational therapists and assistants, play specialists, diversional therapists, carpenter, and administration officers. We are organised into three clinical teams each lead by a Team Leader - Community, Rehab & Sub-acute, and Acute. We have Clinical Leads for Community, Rehab, Sub-acute, Acute Medical, Acute Surgical, and Paediatrics focusing on education and quality improvement.

The Opportunities

Community Team - home visiting service for people with high risk of admission and people with occupational needs related to their health condition including palliative, chronic, and neurological conditions. Includes the Allied Health Rapid Response Service, COPE program for people with dementia, and post-discharge service.

Subacute Geriatric Rehabilitation - inpatient wards specialising in rehabilitation and reablement for older people.

Palliative Care Team - new role working with the multidisciplinary palliative care team and occupational therapy community team to provide targeted care to people in the community and on the inpatient palliative care ward.

Trauma and surgical unit - new interdisciplinary inpatient service focusing on early assessment and planning for people admitted for trauma or unplanned surgery.

Acute medical wards - we are interested in increasing our senior roles across our four general medical wards and medical sub-specialities.

Details of Appointment

Multiple permanent, full time and part time, day work positions, working up to 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

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


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

Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,245 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme

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.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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

* Please note that our application process has changed. Refer to the attached Application Guide for information about the new application format.

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" 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

We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

All 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 More Information

Contact Officer: Kate Kearney
Position: Team Leader, Community Occupational Therapy

Phone: (03) 6166 7826 or 0438 452 999
E-mail: [email protected]

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