Senior Occupational Therapist (526233)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Aug 25, 2021
Medicine Full-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.

Come and work in stunning Tasmania, Australia

Relocation assistance available

Health services are expanding in northern Tasmania and new positions for experienced Occupational Therapists have become available. We have vacancies to match your skills and interests in acute medicine, surgery & trauma, complex care, ambulatory rehab and community services across northern Tasmania.

The Occupational Therapy department is based at Launceston General Hospital and includes over 30 OTs who work across emergency, medical & surgical wards, stroke unit, paediatrics, inpatient & outpatient rehabilitation, transition care & community. The department has a comprehensive induction program, ongoing professional support and supervision, weekly in-services, a funding allowance for continuing professional development, a variety of research interests and great working relationships with other Allied Health professions.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you will:

Does this sound like you? Then take the next step in your career and be part of the exciting developments in our growing department.

Looking for more? Tasmania offers an envious lifestyle with some of the most amazing natural attractions, a wide range of opportunities, quality education systems, short commutes, and exceptional local beer, wine and food.

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city, rich in history, discovery and natural beauty, with a thriving regional community and all the conveniences of a big city. Launceston is a 1-hour flight from Melbourne and has direct flights to Sydney and Brisbane. Launceston’s central location means most areas of Tasmania can be reached within 2 ½ hours by car for easy access to heritage attractions, stunning wilderness and fantastic recreational pursuits.

We can offer:

Enjoy our wonderful community, lower cost of living, and outstanding work-life balance.

Details of Appointment

Multiple Permanent Full Time Day Worker position available, working 76 hours per fortnight.

Salary: $94,469-$111,765 + 10% superannuation + access to salary packaging


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty

Desirable Requirements

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

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 an application form detailing your experience, skills and knowledge through the addressing of the selection criteria from the Statement of Duties attached above.

Please note:

For more information you are encouraged to email:

Kerri Roberts
Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy
Email (preferred)
Phone: 03 6777 6221

Important information

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