Occupational Therapist (508249)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 26, 2023
Medicine Full-time, Part-time, Flexible

Job Description:

The role:

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

The area:

Our occupational therapists (HP1-2) work across acute, subacute and community caseloads. There is a planned 6 monthly rotation schedule for the first two years and negotiated rotations following this. You will be expected to provide assessment and interventions for a defined caseload with daily support from seniors and clinical leads. We offer a structured and supportive approach for transition from HP01 to HP02 and you will have opportunities to contribute to service improvement within occupational therapy and your interdisciplinary team.

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 Deputy Manager - 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.

Details of Appointment

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

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $67,867 to $102,493 per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to 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.

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


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Occupational Board of Australia

  2. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

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

Bridget Lange
Deputy Manager - Acute Occupational Therapy services
0408 051 877 / (03) 6166 8314
[email protected]

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