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Occupational Therapist (Grade 2) - Victorian Adult Burns Service

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 5 days ago
    Published on 3 May 2021

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  • Job no: 32590
  • 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.

Occupational Therapist – Grade 2

Victorian Adult Burns Service and Hand Therapy Service Alfred Health

Full time position until 25/2/22 then ongoing at 0.6EFT in Burns Unit with a view of extension

Alfred Health is the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne and is also a major provider of specialist services to people across Victoria. The health service operates three outstanding facilities, The Alfred, Caulfield, and Sandringham.

 At The Alfred Hospital, clinical service provision is focused on inpatient care, as well as outpatient services across a spectrum of specialties including aged care, plastic and orthopaedic, neurological, trauma, spinal, amputee and burns. Further information about Alfred Health is available at www.alfredhealth.org.au

The Department

An exciting opportunity exists for a Grade 2 Occupational Therapist to join the dynamic acute Occupational Therapy department in the Vicotrian Adult Burns Service (VABS) at The Alfred Hospital.

The Victorian Adult Burns Service (VABS) at The Alfred is the state-wide provider of burns care for all adults with complex major burn injuries in Victoria as well as many people with less severe burns.  We provide education and training for rural and regional clinicians involved in caring for burn-injured patients.  We undertake research into the causes and mechanisms of burn injuries as well as evaluating emerging clinical treatment technologies.

Occupational Therapy provides a vital role within the VABS, working closely with Medical, Nursing and other Allied Health disciplines to provide the best care and outcomes for patients.  

The Role

There are two aspects to this Grade 2 Occupational Therapist role. Primarily you will provide excellent person centred interventions related to the burn injury and will require strong communication and team work skills, and a collaborative approach to service delivery. Additionally, you will provide a flexible and responsive hand therapy service that meets each client’s identified therapeutic goals. Hand therapy services will be provided for, but not limited to, outpatient and inpatient care for plastics, orthopaedics, and burns patients.

The position is primarily responsible for the implementation of individual treatment and/or therapy programs, liaising with medical and nursing and advocating for patient centred care. This role will require autonomous treatment, and comprehensive skills across a spectrum of conditions under the guidance of the senior clinician.

You will work closely with and delegate tasks to Allied Health Assistants who support the occupational therapy service, and will also have the opportunity to work on quality projects and working parties as well as  supervise students and to contribute to service development and planning. 


  • Specialist assessment and intervention
  • Strong team work skills
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical experience in occupational therapy
  • AHPRA registration, and eligibility for OTA membership
  • Understanding of research frameworks and literature search skills
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence (unrestricted)


  • Clinical skills in burns management
  • Experience in service delivery via Telehealth
  • Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association


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

Please provide a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae.

All enquiries to Helen Scott (Senior Occupational Therapist - Burns) on 9076 3526 or h.scott2@alfred.org.au;  Penny Van Veenendaal or Angela Shepherd on 9076 0545 or – p.vanveenendaal@alfred.org.au; a.shepherd@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

  • Closed 5 days ago - 10 May 2021
  • Published on 03 May 2021, 12:27 AM