- Job no: 63174
- Category: 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.
- Grade 2 Occupational Therapist – Better@Home (Classification VF6-VF9)
- Full Time (Permanent): 80 hours per fortnight (with ADO) – flexible working arrangements will be considered
- Based at Caulfield Hospital
An exciting opportunity presents for suitably qualified Occupational Therapists to join the large and supportive team at Alfred Health. The successful candidate will work with the Occupational Therapy and broader multidisciplinary team within Alfred Health’s Better@Home program.
Better@Home is a contemporary and growing inpatient bed substitution model based at Caulfield Hospital where patients are provided inpatient-level multi-disciplinary rehabilitation in their home environment.
The program provides rehabilitation to a wide breadth of diagnoses within the Alfred Health catchment which covers anywhere from neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, orthopaedics, dementia, trauma, falls, and chronic illness.
The current bed capacity features 60 ‘beds’ and is serviced by a cohesive and high performing Better@Home Occupational Therapy team which is comprised of several Occupational Therapists who share a wide breadth of knowledge and clinical specialty.
The Grade 2 Occupational Therapist will form part of a cohesive multidisciplinary team. Each day starts with a Journeyboard meeting to discuss patient’s ongoing needs and rehabilitation goals with the wider team. You will formulate plans with the multidisciplinary team before attending the homes of your patients to complete holistic assessments and evidenced based interventions to provide inpatient level care and rehabilitation.
The ability to work effectively within a team to conduct joint sessions with other disciplines will form part of your usual practice. You will be given regular opportunities to complete sessions with senior clinicians to support your ongoing clinical skill development and expand on a wide breadth of clinical knowledge.
You will have opportunities to continue progressing your supervision skills with junior clinicians and the education of Occupational Therapy students, in conjunction with participating in departmental portfolios and quality improvement initiatives in both Better@Home and the wider OT department.
Essential Skills & Qualifications
- High level communication and interpersonal skills
- A collaborative team based approach and experience with working in large multidisciplinary teams
- B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent
- AHPRA Registration
- Minimum three years of clinical experience in Occupational Therapy
- Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership)
The benefits of working within the Alfred Health Occupational Therapy department include:
- Regularly scheduled Departmental Professional Development and Education
- A strong supervision framework committed to your growth and leadership skills
- Opportunities for participation in research and quality improvement initiatives within the service
- Salary Packaging to increase your take-home pay
- Discounted Health Insurance
This presents an exceptional opportunity for either an emerging Grade 2 clinician or an established individual seeking to broaden their skill set.
For any further information please contact Kevin Vuong (Grade 3 Better@Home OT Stream Leader) on 0436 463 225.
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.