Occupational Therapist

$97,177 - $102,397 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary

Closes: 07 December 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $97,177 - $102,397 plus superannuation
Position No: 28662 - 01Z3P
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 November 2021
Contact Officer: Jane Lawrence on jane.lawrence@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0073

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:  https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings.  This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah.  Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect Canberra Health Services’ values: reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, is part of Canberra Health Services’ network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.

Rehabilitation and Aged Care Occupational Therapy services are offered in community, inpatient and outpatient settings including The Canberra Hospital and University of Canberra Hospital. We provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of client populations in both rehabilitation and aged care settings.  Patients vary in their medical conditions and may include people with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, complex medical conditions and frail aged.

The Senior Occupational Therapist is an important leadership role within Occupational Therapy and is responsible for the coordination and provision of day-to-day occupational therapy services to a range of patients within a designated caseload area. This involves the provision of clinical assessments and interventions to facilitate positive patient outcomes.

Senior Occupational Therapists are responsible for providing professional supervision and support to other Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Assistants and students.

This position(s) maybe required to participate in overtime, on call and/or rotation roster.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of initiative.

  • Displays critical thinking skills and forms defensible conclusions based on evidence and sound judgement.

  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to liaise and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under AHPRA.

  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.

  • Current drivers licence.

  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care FrameworkClinical Governance FrameworkPartnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.


This is a temporary position available for two years temporary with possibility of extension or permanency.

Job Closing Date

07 Dec, 2021