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Grade 2 Occupational Therapist - General Medicine

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68499
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 at 80 hours per fortnight inclusive of ADO (part-time applications and flexible working hours are also encouraged and will be considered)
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2 Classification (VF6-VF9) - General Medicine
  • Based at Sandringham Hospital
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive organisation with opportunities for personal growth, development and career progression 
  • Great Staff Benefits!

The Department

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.

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

  • Access to regularly scheduled Professional Development opportunities and cross-campus education, supported by a strong clinical supervision framework.
  • A commitment to developing your clinical, non-clinical and leadership skills with a focus on promoting personal development and career progression and providing opportunities to participate in Research and Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • A focus on work-life balance and employee well-being with access to formal employee support programs.
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive organisation with opportunities for personal growth, development and career progression.
  • Unique opportunity to gain clinical experience and specialist expertise in a range of clinical areas.
  • Roles that allow opportunities for autonomy and leadership for Grade 2 clinicians looking for career progression opportunities into more senior roles.
  • Roles that are also well supported to encourage new, emerging or transitioning Grade 2 clinicians to continue to develop their clinical and leadership skills


The Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Grade 2 Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy team at Alfred Health in a permanent capacity. 

This position is based at Sandringham Hospital, which provides healthcare in emergency, general medicine, orthopaedics and in outpatient clinics. The successful applicant for this Grade 2 Occupational Therapy position will apply their knowledge, skill and expertise to deliver excellent clinical service to acutely unwell general medicine and orthopaedic patients. They will work work closely and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to contribute to care and quality of life for older patients. A key role of the Occupational Therapist at Sandringham is to promote occupational performance, contribute to timely progression of care and facilitation of discharge pathways to home and the community for these patients. 


At a Grade 2 level, Occupational Therapists are 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.  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.


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 Qualifications Required 

  • The ability to work effectively as an Allied Health Professional by being able to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a large multidisciplinary team
  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership)
  • Minimum three years of clinical experience in Occupational Therapy

Staff Benefits

  • Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Discounted Health Insurance and access to well-being benefits
  • Staff Carparking (subject to availability)

Applications should include both a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae.

If you are interested in this role please don’t hesitate to contact Anna Kennedy, Deputy Occupational Therapy Manager on 0408 484 099. 


Applications close Sunday, 14 April 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.