Occupational Therapist (519938)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 22, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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?


Occupational Therapist – Permanent Full Time

Tasmanian Health Service – Northern Tasmania (Launceston)

You could be an Occupational Therapist anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our island home 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 traffic for an hour. You decompress with a walk around the gorge or put on your boots and tell it to the mountain.

We are small enough here for you to shape and influence your work and make a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, friendships, professional support, and positive lifestyles. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for tens of thousands of years. Here’s one of our OT’s story of adventure: Skye Waddingham | Tasmanian

There are over 35 of us in our OT department. Take a look at what some of them have to say here: Occupational Therapy | Tasmania

You will have the opportunity to rotate across many of the clinical services provided at the Launceston General Hospital. It’s an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practice 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 hospital's teams 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 one of our OTs, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email our Manager, Kerri: kerri.roberts@ths.tas.gov.au

If you need any more convincing about our beautiful part of this incredible island, here it is Welcome to Launceston and Northern Tasmania

Details of Appointment: Permanent, full-time, daytime position, working 76 hours per fortnight (part-time negotiable with the successful applicant)

Salary: $71,441 – $107,878 per annum + 11% superannuation

Salary Packaging: Access to salary package 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

Professional Development: $1000 per annum for expenses incurred for professional development


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

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence

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

Kerri Roberts

Position: Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy
Phone: (03) 6777 6222
E-mail: kerri.roberts@ths.tas.gov.au

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