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Grade 2 Occupational Therapist - Subacute Rehabilitation (Spinal)

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69274
Category: 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.


  • Permanent Position
  • Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight with ADO (part time applicants are welcome to apply)
  • Grade 2 Occupational Therapist Classifiation (VF6-VF9)
  • This position is primarily based at Caulfield Hospital


The Occupational Therapy Department at Alfred Health

Alfred Health - Occupational Therapy Services operates across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals, with clinical services aligned to Alfred Health strategic goals and operational performance targets. 

The benefits of working within the Occupational Therapy department at Alfred Health include: 

  • The opportunity to work in a supportive team with diverse clinical expertise and knowledge. 
  • Access to regularly scheduled PD opportunities and cross-campus education, supported by a strong clinical supervision framework. 
  • A commitment to developing staff clinical, non-clinical and leadership skills with a focus on promoting personal development and career progression and providing opportunity to participate in Research and Quality Improvement initiatives. 
  • A focus on work-life balance and employee wellbeing with access to formal employee support programs.



The Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists to join our Occupational Therapy team in a permanent capacity. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and skilled Occupational Therapist to provide high quality assessment and intervention to sub-acute inpatients. The role will commence in the fast stream rehabilitation unit at Caulfield Hospital, primarily working with patients with non-traumatic spinal cord injuries as well as other diverse subacute conditions. Your work will be primarily in the areas of maximising functional independence, seating and positioning, maximising safety and supporting discharge pathways from hospital to the community, including NDIS. In this role, you will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team and contribute to interdisciplinary goal setting to achieve optimal patient care.


At a Grade 2 level, Occupational Therapists are required to display autonomy of practice, whilst also demonstrating a commitment to patient-centred care, collaborative practice and evidence-based knowledge translation. There will also be opportunities for Grade 2 clinicians to be involved in various teaching/training and quality improvement activities across the Occupational Therapy Service, and will be responsible for the supervision and mentoring of junior Occupational Therapy staff, Allied Health Assistants and/or undergraduate students.


This position may also extend to offer the unique opportunity of supporting sub-acute inpatient activity across other clinical areas and Alfred Health sites (Caulfield, Alfred, Sandringham). At Alfred Health, the Occupational Therapy service delivers a seven-day model of care and the incumbent in this role may be required to assist with weekend service provision on a periodic basis.


Skills and Experience Required

  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in occupational therapy
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, and eligibility for OTA membership
  • Demonstrated best practice in patient assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and modify service delivery in accordance with evidence-based practice.
  • Experience in supervision of junior staff and students is highly desirable.


Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing is available through Maxxia
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Close to shops and public transport


For inquiries regarding this role, please contact Anna Kennedy, Deputy Occupational Therapy Manager 0408 484 099.


Applications close Sunday 19th May, 2024

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.