Occupational Therapist (508249)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 5, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


The role:

Our rotational program offers early career occupational therapists the opportunity to gain experience across acute, sub-acute and community settings, receive high quality supervision and regular professional development. You will be welcomed by peers from all over Australia who now call Hobart home and have access to senior occupational therapists and clinical leads to support you as your career progresses.

The Service:

The Occupational Therapy Service includes over 90 team members consisting of occupational therapists and assistants, play specialists, diversional therapists, carpenter, and administration officers. We work across acute, sub-acute and community settings, including the Royal Hobart Hospital, the largest teaching Hospital in Tasmania.

Here, you are encouraged to be your authentic self, to pursue your passions, and to bring your clinical and world knowledge to the table to contribute to making our team one that punches above its weight with progressive and impactful care.

We are small enough in Tasmania 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, innovation, and friendships. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our team and into our culture. We’ll tell you where to go for dinner, and on your days off. And we’ll invest in your growth, with time, resources, and expert colleagues available to help foster your development. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars – all right on your doorstep.

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

Details of Appointment

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

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $75,473 - $107,878 pro-rata per annum. Our Employer 11.5% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

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. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

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 outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

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

For more information (Contact Officer)

Rowan Castle

Position: Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy

Phone: (03) 6166 8314 / 0407 518804
E-mail: rowan.castle@ths.tas.gov.au

Important information

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