Deputy Manager - Occupational Therapy (517479)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 17, 2023
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

You’ve invested in yourself so that you can make a bigger impact in your career; helping to advance the Occupational Therapy profession and improve the lives of patients. And you could put this skillset into practise anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will have a powerful connection to the staff and patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars. After a hard day at work, you don’t have to sit in a car for an hour. You can get on your bike or put on your boots and “tell it to the mountain”.

The Role:

We are seeking applications from motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist for the Deputy Manager role in the North West of Tasmania.

The position reports to and works closely with the Manager - Occupational Therapy Services to provide leadership in and coordination of the overall Occupational Therapy service for the North West.

The successful applicant will provide advanced clinical services for clients requiring specialty services compatible with the scope of the Occupational Therapy Service.

This role is required to work at various sites within the region including the North West Regional Hospital and the Mersey Community Hospital.

If you are looking for more hours you may also be interested in our part time Clinical Lead - Education and Support vacancy. For more information please click here

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

The team:

Occupational Therapy services North West provides in-patient services including medical, surgical, orthopaedics and paediatrics and community clients from a broad, rural area.

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.

Details of Appointment

Fixed Term, part time, day worker position working 38 hours per fortnight, commencing from January 2023 until February 2024.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $111,672 to $118,949 pro rata 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 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 that our application process has changed refer to the application guide for information on the new application format.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the 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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