Senior Occupational Therapist - Rural Practice (502057) - North West Tasmania

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Aug 24, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

Tired of big cities? How about a walk along the beach just before work?

Consider moving to North-West Tasmania to experience wonderful beaches, mountains, world heritage listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food, wine and more. Living in Tasmania you will experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, world-renowned food and wine, wild and beautiful landscapes, a relaxed island lifestyle, and a fascinating history. Very affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities. Traffic jam is not a common term in North West Tasmania and you will have a great work life balance.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

The Role and the team:

Reporting to the Manager - Occupational Therapy Services, this is a senior position providing Occupational Therapy services to In-patient services including medical, surgical, orthopaedics and paediatrics; and community clients from a broad, rural area. You will plan, implement, and evaluate occupational therapy services for clients; and provide clinical expertise and best practice assessment and therapeutic interventions in accordance with organisational policies and relevant professional codes of conduct.

You will be required to work across both the North West Regional Hospital and the Mersey Community Hospital in North West Tasmania; as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team of 21 members consisting of the Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior and Junior Occupational Therapists and other ancillary staff.

The North West Regional Hospital, Burnie is a 160-bed facility providing general medicine, surgical (including orthopaedic), intensive care, cancer services, paediatric services, outpatient clinics and specialist services.

The Mersey Community Hospital, Latrobe has 95 beds offers general and specialist health services including elective surgery, 24-hour emergency department, general medicine day surgery and endoscopy, rehabilitation, palliative care and oncology services along with a variety of specialist clinics.

What’s on Offer?

Details of Appointment

Multiple Permanent Full Time and Part Time Day Worker positions working up to 76 hours per fortnight

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $94,469 - $105,158 pro rata per annum + 10% superannuation + access to salary packaging

Eligibility:

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  2. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

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

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.

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 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 (Contact Officer)

Lucie Bramich

Phone: (03) 6493 6188
Position: A/Manager, Occupational Therapy Services
E-mail: lucie.bramich@ths.tas.gov.au

Important Information

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To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

Department of Health - Tasmanian Health Service provides a high quality, safe and sustainable health services system for all Tasmanians. It is actively engaged in positive reforms to provide care and services for patients and clients in the best possible way through an integrated system that is people focused and supports individuals and communities to be active in their own health and wellbeing management. Our commitment is to work together with patients, clients, partners, and the community.

Having a diverse workforce that represents the wider Tasmanian community is very important to us and we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who may identify as LGBTQI+, and all genders. We also recognise the value, unique skills and knowledge that Aboriginal employees bring to the workplace and welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal people.

We support reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

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