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Occupational Therapist

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions20 Positions
Published At:2 years ago
Job no: 59902
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 or Fixed-term 
  • Full-Time 
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 1 to Grade 3 
  • Salary Range $61,334- $109,917
  • Alfred Health locations
  • Staff benefits


Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for your next challenge? Come join the Alfred Health Allied Health Team!


The Department

Alfred Health's Occupational Therapy Services operates across The Alfred, Caulfield, and Sandringham Hospitals, with clinical services aligned to Alfred Health's strategic goals and operational performance targets. The Occupational Therapy Service is committed to the provision of high-quality, evidence-based care, and strongly values professional development and clinical supervision. Clinical service provision is focused on inpatient and home-based acute, rehabilitation and aged care streams, for diverse patient populations including emergency, general medicine, surgical, orthopaedic, neurological, trauma, spinal, amputee and burns/plastics specialty units.


The Role

The Grade 1 Occupational Therapist is responsible for the provision of Occupational Therapy Services within a designated clinical caseload, appropriate to their level of experience and competency.  Six monthly rotational positions may include ABI, rehabilitation and aged care caseloads at the Caulfield site, as well as the acute Occupational Therapy Service at The Alfred, and Community Rehabilitation Program (Caulfield).


The Grade 2 Occupational Therapist is responsible for the provision of Occupational Therapy Services within a designated clinical caseload, appropriate to their level of experience and competency. At Grade 2 level, Occupational Therapists are required to display autonomy of practice, whilst also contributing strongly to the interdisciplinary team. It is an expectation that Grade 2 clinicians will provide high quality inpatient assessment and intervention, to maximise functional independence, safety and quality of life for diverse client populations. This is achieved through a commitment to patient-centred care, collaborative practice and evidence-based knowledge. The Grade 2 clinician leads various teaching/training and quality improvement activities across the Occupational Therapy Service, and is responsible for the supervision and mentoring of junior Occupational Therapy staff, Allied Health Assistants and/or undergraduate students.


The Grade 3 Occupational Therapists is required to provide clinical leadership, supervision and mentoring within their own discipline, whilst also contributing to the development of the Allied Health service and their clinical program/s.  It is an expectation that Senior Clinicians will lead administrative portfolios, quality improvement initiatives and/or research projects, and ensure that Occupational Therapy practice within their area of specialisation is evidence-based.

The Senior Clinician actively collaborates with the Allied Health Manager and Deputy Manager - Occupational Therapy, Grade 4 Occupational Therapy clinicians and Occupational Therapy staff, and represents Allied Health and/or their discipline at various internal/external forums (as directed by the Allied Health Manager - Occupational Therapy).


Skills/Qualifications Required

  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent.
  • Full Registration held with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership).
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • A strong commitment to ongoing learning and development
  • Flexibility and adaptability in both clinical service provision and interactions with the team
  • A team-first approach and be a consistent and proactive team player
  • The ability to work effectively as an Allied Health Professional by being able to demonstrate an ability to work within and across teams


Staff Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Onsite parking (subject to availability)
  • Gym and library facilities (Alfred Hospital)
  • Child care services (Alfred Hospital)
  • Close to public transport and shops


If you are interested in the opportunity to join one of Australia's leading health care providers, then we want to hear from you.

For further information, please contact Karen Roberts at [email protected]

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.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Published on 10 Aug 2022, 5:40 AM