Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy
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.
Senior Occupational Therapist, grade 3
Full time – 80 hours per fortnight, including an ADO
Great staff benefits including generous salary packaging
Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne. Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St. Kilda Road Clinic, Waiora Clinic in Armadale, Alma Road CCU in St. Kilda, PARC in South Yarra and the Child & Youth Service located in Moorabbin and headspace sites at Elsternwick, Bentleigh, Dandenong, Frankston and Narre Warren. Aged Psychiatry is located at Caulfield campus of Alfred Health.
The Senior Occupational Therapist is based at the Alfred and is primarily responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of occupational therapy services and interventions provided to patients admitted to the acute psychiatry. There are approximately 1100 patients admitted to the inpatient units each year and assessment of function to support independence, alongside determination of social and occupational strengths is critical to autonomy and recovery. Within the unit occupational therapists contribute to the daily activity programs, facilitate sensory modulation and contribute to the ongoing implementation of Safewards taking a lead in the mutual help meetings and ensure timely and effective feedback to the nurse manager.
Bachelor of Applied Science (O.T.) or equivalent from a recognised school of Occupational Therapy. 7
Eligible for membership of O.T. Australia, Victoria
Minimum 5 years’ clinical experience
Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
Enquiries to Fiona Whitecross, Acute Operations Manager 0409744188
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.