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Occupational Therapist Grade 2 - ACE

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 67776
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 + ADO (part-time applications and flexible working hours will be considered)
  • Grade 2 Occupational Therapist Classification (VF6-VF9) – General Medicine
  • Located at Caulfield Hospital
  • 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


Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for a passional Grade 2 Occupational Therapist to join the Alfred Health Occupational Therapy team in a permanent capacity. This position is based within the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) team at commencing at Caulfield Hospital. The ACE unit is a short stay General Medicine ward aimed to provide rapid and comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment to older people. 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 patients. They will work closely with the Grade 3 Occupational Therpist and multi-disciplinary team to establish and develop a new model of care. A key role of the Occupational Therapist in the ACE unit is to promote occupational performance, contibute to timely progression of care and facilitation of discharge pathways to home and the community for patients. This position includes one weekend shift per fortnight. If you are interested in part time or flexible working hours please get in contact with us to discuss further. 


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.  It is an expectation that Grade 2 clinicians 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 undergraduate students.


It is a requirement of all Alfred Health staff that they may be required to work across all Alfred Health sites (Alfred Hospital, Caulfield Hospital, Sandringham Hospital) based on clinic service demands. 


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

  • B. Occupational Therapy, B. App Sc (OT), MOT prac or recognised equivalent
  • Full Registration held with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA)


  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience in Occupational Therapy
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in provision of evidence-based assessment and intervention
  • Well-developed leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in service development / continuous quality improvement at the service level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to promote teamwork, and a proven ability to relate effectively to people at all levels of the organisation


Staff Benefits

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


For further information about the above role or to discuss any opportunities available to you at Alfred Health, 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. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au