Senior Occupational Therapist - Rural Practice (502057)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 10, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Senior Occupational Therapist – Full Time

Tasmanian Health Service – North West Tasmania

To be Tasmanian is to pursue quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You’ve invested in your leadership and your clinical rehabilitation skills so you can make an impression in your career, advancing the Occupational Therapy profession and improving the lives of the people you serve. You could put this skillset into practise anywhere.

What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. Our relative isolation helps drive a culture of curiosity, invention and human connection. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars. After a big day at work, you won’t need to battle an hour’s commute. You might get on your bike or put on your walking shoes and head home through the tree-lined streets, past heritage buildings or quirky and quaint hideaways. Some people trek the coastline in the early mornings and on weekends, or take painting classes, write novels, sell preserves at the weekly farmers’ market, or become wine connoisseurs. Some people take up roles in sport clubs, theatre or music groups, as volunteers, or serving on boards. Spouses and children can thrive here in a safe and welcoming community with beautiful open spaces for adventure and play.

We are a close-knit group of 21 in our OT team, a mixture of locals and new Tasmanian adventurers. We rotate across all of the clinical services provided at both the North-West Regional and Mersey Community Hospital’s. We are continuously growing, developing new services and re-designing old ones. It’s an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practise that sees you closely linked to the whole multidisciplinary team. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our culture. Your fellow Allied Health colleagues, as well as the Nursing, Medical and Surgical specialists will rely on you thriving in your work and will be invested in making this a reality. Take a look at the Statement of Duties below for more details.

For more information on becoming an Occupational Therapist North-West Tasmania, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone Lucie, our Manager: [email protected] or (03) 6493 6188

If you need any more convincing about our beautiful part of the world, here it is North-West Tasmania

Details of Appointment

Fixed Term full time, day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until March 2024.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $101,108 - $119,430 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

Salary Packaging: 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.

Professional Development: $724 per annum entitlement for professional development


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

  2. Current 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, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

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:

For more information

Lucie Bramich

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

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