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New Graduate Grade 1 Clinician Researcher

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions2 Positions
  • Job no: 65830
  • 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.


  • Fixed Term from January 2024 to January 2026
  • Full-time at 80 hours per fortnight 
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 1 Classification (VE8-VE9)
    - Clinician Researcher New Graduate with Honours
  • Alfred Health sites 


Alfred Health Occupational Therapy Service

Alfred Health - 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 acute, rehabilitation and aged care streams, for diverse patient populations including emergency, general medicine, surgical, orthopaedic, neurological, trauma, spinal, amputee and burns/plastics speciality units.

The Position Summary
This position will bridge the gap between clinician and researcher, providing an exciting role as a clinician-researcher Occupational Therapist within the team at Alfred Health. The split of this role includes 3 days a week in clinical and 2 days per week in research but may flex according to the needs of the department. The clinical role includes the provision of Occupational Therapy Services within a designated clinical caseload, appropriate to their level of experience and competency. All our staff receive clinical supervision and training as part of the Grade 1 education and new graduate programs. From a research perspective, this role is integral in providing research support to the department under the guidance of the Grade 4, Research Lead and Managers with activities including research education, ethics applications and supporting approved studies.

Alfred Health’s Occupational Therapy Service provides you with access to regular clinical supervision, opportunities for continued professional development and being part of a friendly and supportive team.


Skills and Qualifications Required

  • New graduate clinician (within 12 months of graduation)
  • Research Hons degree
  • Full Registration held (or eligible) with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia 
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership)


Staff Benefits

  • Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital)
  • Close to shops and public transport 


For more information please refer to the position description.


If you have any questions please contact Jacqui Wheatcroft Grade 4 Occupational Therapist- Research and Quality on tel (03) 90764109, 0451085227 or [email protected]


Applications close on Sunday, 1 October 2023

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.