Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy Sub-Acute Services (522840)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 27, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Clinical Lead Occupational Therapy – Sub-Acute Services – Permanent Fulltime or Part-time

Tasmanian Health Service – Northern Tasmania (Launceston)

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 Gorge 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.

There are over 30 of us in our OT department. In this position, you will play a key leadership role in developing and delivering best practice sub-acute rehabilitation services, supporting other OTs and our multi-disciplinary colleagues in this significant phase of the patient journey. We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and have a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and surround yourself with diversity, innovation, and friendships. You’ll be part of a team that cares deeply about providing best-practice care to fellow Tasmanians and over 1.3 million visitors every year.

We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted, welcomed and integrated into our team and our culture. We’ll suggest where to go for dinner, what you can do on your days off, and whatever it takes to help you feel part of our Tasmanian community.

Please read our Statement of Duties (linked below) for a general description of the role.

For more specific information on becoming our Sub-Acute Services Clinical Lead, or to learn more about what else we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please get in contact.

Ask any of us and you’ll find we’ve challenged ourselves to follow our passions in Tasmania. Here is a little story about me: Skye Waddingham | Tasmanian

If you need any further convincing about our beautiful state, here it is Tasmanian Careers | Tasmanian

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full-time, day work position, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible. Part-time negotiable with the successful applicant.

Salary: $116,616 - $124,147 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

Salary Packaging: Access to a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year

Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for up to $5000 of expenses incurred through relocating, Reimbursement of one-way flights or ferry, Additional for families – by negotiation

Professional Development: $1,000 per annum entitlement for professional development course fees (daily wage, flights, accommodation, daily allowance paid in addition to this)


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

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 for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria and get in contact with us for more specific information on its application to sub-acute services:

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 your 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:

For More Information

Helen Titmuss

A/Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy

Email (preferred): [email protected]

Phone: 03 6777 6222

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