Senior Occupational Therapist (503803)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jun 28, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Senior Occupational Therapist – Permanent Full 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? Take a look at what some our team have to say: Occupational Therapy | Tasmania

You could be an Occupational Therapist anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. Our island home helps drive a culture of innovation 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 big day at work, you won’t need to battle any traffic. 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. You can decompress with a walk around the gorge, or put on your hiking boots and tell it to the mountain.

You can explore the local landscapes in the early mornings and on weekends, or take painting classes, write novels, sell preserves at the weekly farmers’ market, or become a wine connoisseur. Some people take up roles in sport clubs, theatre or music groups, as volunteers, or serving on boards. Spouses and children thrive here in a safe and welcoming community with beautiful open spaces for adventure and play.

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 is a story told by one OT who escaped a busy city life in search of something different: Skye Waddingham | Tasmanian

Our OT team is small enough for you to shape and influence your work and make a genuine impact every day. Yet, with more than 35 OTs, we are large enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and surround yourself with diversity, friendships, professional supports, and lifestyles to be envied.

As an integral member of our close-knit multi-disciplinary teams, you will play a leading role in delivering contemporary, evidence-informed practice and high-quality patient experiences. You will be looked upon as a clinical mentor and leader by others and you will continually advance OT services through your innovation. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our world and set you up to thrive.

For more information on becoming one of our Senior OTs, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email our Manager, Skye Waddingham

If you need any more convincing about Launceston and surrounds in our beautiful part of this incredible island, here it is Launceston & North | Where to Go - Discover Tasmania

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

Salary: $106,966 – $123,013 per annum + 11% 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

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


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

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:

For More Information

Skye Waddingham

A/Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy

Email (preferred):

Phone: (03) 6777 6222


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