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Grade 3 Occupational Therapist -Trauma/Orthopaedics

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69424
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 Position until July 2025 (Parental Leave)
  • Grade 3 Senior Occupational Therapist (VG3-VG6)
  • Full-Time – 80 hours per fortnight inclusive of ADO (0.8EFT working weekdays and 0.2EFT working weekends) - part time applicants welcomed to apply
  • Alfred Hospital Campus


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:

  • 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.


The Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for a Grade 3 Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist to join the 5West team at The Alfred in a fixed-term role until the 18th July 2025. This role is designed as a clinical grade 3 role with the successful candidate undertaking a clinical caseload in the areas of Trauma and Orthopaedics. They will be responsible for leading an occupational therapy team to deliver a service focused on early rehabilitation, return to occupational performance, and complex discharge planning.


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 this senior role is that the occupational therapy clinician will have the opportunity to lead various teaching/training and quality improvement activities across the Occupational Therapy Service, Allied Health directorate, and clinical program, and will represent Allied Health on allocated committees.  In addition, they will be responsible for the supervision and mentoring of junior Occupational Therapy staff, Allied Health Assistants and/or occupational therapy students. 


Skills and Qualifications Required

  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent
  • Post graduate qualification (Masters level) in one of Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Research and/or Health Management or working towards same
  • Full Registration held with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (via AHPRA)
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligible for membership)


  • 7 years’ clinical experience in Occupational Therapy
  • Demonstrated best practice in patient assessment and intervention, particularly in the areas of rehabilitation and complex discharge planning
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical supervision and teaching


Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite staff gym (Alfred Hospital)
  • Modern onsite library facilities, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance 
  • Staff Car Parking (subject to availability)


Please submit both cover letter and curriculum vitae with the application.


If you are interested in this role and/or exploring opportunities at Alfred Health please don’t hesitate to contact Anna Kennedy (Allied Health Deputy Manager – Occupational Therapy) on 0408 484 099.


Applications close Thursday, 20 June 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.