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 inclusive of an ADO
- Grade 2 or 3 Occupational Therapist - Grade 2, Year 1 - 4 (VF6- VF9), Grade 3, Year 1 - 4 (VG3-VG6)
- Staggered start/finish times for some shifts
- Opportunity to work in a supportive organisation with opportunities for personal growth, development and career progression
- Alfred Health sites - Emergency & Trauma Centre (E&TC) and Hospital in the Home (HITH)
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
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced OT to work across two clinical areas of Alfred Health including 0.6EFT in the Emergency & Trauma Centre (E&TC) and 0.4EFT in the community under the General Medicine Hospital in the Home service (HITH), which is a hospital substitution model of care. The successful applicant will operate within an interdisciplinary team and apply their knowledge, skill and expertise to provide a high level of patient-centred and evidence-based care to acutely unwell general medicine patients.
The E&TC OT works as part of an Allied Health interdisciplinary team to improve the care of vulnerable and older patients, targeting patients 65 years and over to support the workflow. The OT will have advanced skills in TBI providing assessment to patients who present with TBI and providing education to patients, families and staff. Shifts in E&TC will be 8hrs, with start times varying from 7 am, 8:30 and 10:30 am. The General Medicine HITH OT provide outreach clinical assessment and intervention in the home setting; working closely alongside the Acute General Medical stream at Alfred Hospital. They will also work closely with the Occupational Therapy Manager to develop, implement and evaluate the HITH OT service. The component of this position will commence in HITH until at least June 2024 with the potential for future movement across other services to respond to clinical needs as required.
The successful OT is required to display autonomy of practice, whilst also contributing strongly to the multi-disciplinary team via the provision of high-quality inpatient assessment and intervention. An important part of these OT roles is that the clinician will lead 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 occupational therapy students.
Part-time / job share arrangements may be considered. If you are interested in one component of this position please feel free to contact us to discuss further. This position is advertised for a Grade 2/3 Occupational Therapist. The classification will be dependent on the level of experience of the successful candidate.
Benefits of the Role:
- Allows opportunities for autonomy and leadership for Grade 2 clinicians looking for career progression opportunities into more senior roles.
- It is also well supported to encourage new, emerging or transitioning Grade 2 clinicians to continue to develop their clinical and leadership skills.
- Opportunities to work with teams at a range of Alfred Health sites and develop a strong understanding of a patient’s journey through the continuum of inpatient care.
Skills and Qualifications Required
- B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent
- Full Registration held with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA)
- Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership)
- Minimum three years of clinical experience in Occupational Therapy
- A strong commitment to ongoing learning and development
- Flexibility and adaptability in both clinical service provision and interactions with the team
- The ability to work effectively as an Allied Health Professional by being able to demonstrate an ability to work within and across teams
- Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
- Discounted Health Insurance and wellbeing benefits
- Car Parking (subject to availability)
- Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital)
- Close to shops and public transport
For further information about the above role, please contact Anna Kennedy, Deputy Occupational Therapy Manager on 0408 484 099.
Applications close Sunday 18th February 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.