Senior Occupational Therapist - Rural Practice (502057)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jun 8, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day work working 76 hours per fortnight. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please note that access to salaries beyond $102,829 is subject to qualifications and application to the personal upgrade scheme.

Note: This selection process may be used to fill casual roles if applicable.


Assess, plan and carry out therapy programs in accordance with organisational policies and professional code of conduct for clients referred to the Occupational Therapy service. Rotation across clinical caseloads is required including, but not limited to, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and orthopaedic inpatients, orthopaedic outpatients, community clients and paediatrics.

Assist the Manager - Occupational Therapy Services in ensuring that best practice standards are provided to clients of the Occupational Therapy service within the THS–North West, including actively promoting the role of Occupational Therapy and participation in the education of service users.

Work within diverse multidisciplinary clinical teams and provide leadership and day to day support to Junior Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and students within those teams.

Maintain a flexible and diverse skill set to manage a broad range of complex cases across inpatient, outpatient and rural practice settings, and ability to assist with skill development of colleagues.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.
  • 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:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Post graduate qualifications relevant to the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services.

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 502057 Senior Occupational Therapist - Rural Health HP03 (July 2020) HPRNL WWCT (1).pdf
(image) 502057 Senior Occupational Therapist - Rural Health HP03 (July 2020) HPRNL WWCT (1).doc
(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:
(image) Application for Employment (PDF).pdf
(image) Application for Employment (Word).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:
Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources
PO Box 1963

For more information

Lucie Bramich
Manager - Occupational Therapy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 6493 6188

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