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Occupational Therapist

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 20 hours
    Published on 13 Nov 2020
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  • Job no: 31125
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

Grade 3 Occupational Therapist - TAC Trauma Project

Fixed Term, Full time (15/01/2021 until 20/8/2021)

The Department

In October 2019, a new purpose-built Trauma and Orthopaedics ward, 5West, opened at The Alfred. This is a 40-bed ward (including 8 single-bed patient rooms), with a dedicated surgical procedure zone, active therapy zones and spaces for families and carers.

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Grade 3 Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist to join the 5West team at The Alfred.

The redeveloped ward provides an opportunity to create a contemporary Allied Health workforce model and the Alfred has partnered with the TAC to achieve this. The Allied Health workforce for 5West enables early, intensive intervention across physical, functional and cognitive domains with attention on achievement of patient directed goals. The expanded multi-disciplinary model is being delivered 7 days a week and is aimed at supporting improved recovery outcomes for Trauma and Orthopaedic patients.

The 5West multi-disciplinary Allied Health team is supported by Allied Health Assistants (AHA’s) and works closely with the Nursing and Medical teams to provide a comprehensive and timely service to patients on the acute Ward. The successful applicant will lead the occupational therapy clinicians within the team and engage with key stakeholders to build teamwork and a culture of collaboration. The incumbent will also be responsible for supervising Grade 1 and Grade 2 clinicians, students, and contribute to service development and planning in relation to the model of care.

Skills / Requirements

  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent.
  • Post graduate qualification (Masters level) in one of Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Research and/or Health Management or working towards same.
  • Full Registration held with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligible for membership).
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License (unrestricted).
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Minimum 7 years’ clinical experience in Occupational Therapy.
  • Demonstrated best practice in patient assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and modify service delivery in accordance with evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical supervision and teaching.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles of continuous quality improvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to promote teamwork, and a proven ability to relate

               effectively to people at all levels of the organisation.

  • Demonstrated participation in professional development relevant to the position.
  • Established skills in organisation, planning and priority setting.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Applications close on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

Please submit both cover letter and curriculum vitae.

All enquiries to Sarah Bright on 0408 484 099 or s.bright@alfred.org.au.


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closes in 20 hours - 24 Nov 2020
  • Published on 13 Nov 2020, 1:00 PM