Occupational Therapist

$70,679 - $97,028 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $70,679 - $97,028 plus superannuation
Position No: 57844 - 023SA
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 June 2022
Contact Officer: Emily Peelgrane on emily.peelgrane@act.gov.au or 0408974091

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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW

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: www.canberrahealthservices.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

Community Care Occupational Therapy services are offered from community health centres and in patient homes across the ACT. The service provides assessment and intervention relating to assistive technology and home modifications for patients aged 18+ years. Patients vary in their medical conditions and may include people with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, complex medical conditions and frail aged. Community Care Occupational Therapy also provides services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme participants as well as Commonwealth Home Support Program clientele

ABOUT YOU

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 particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of initiative.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence with communicating across a range of media
  • Capacity to obtain and interpret information

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current Driver licence
  • Experience working with participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (desirable)
  • Experience working with participants of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (desirable)
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Applications from this recruitment process may be used to form a merit pool to fill part-time and full-time, temporary, or permanent identical positions within RACCS over the next 12 months. Recruitment may be determined by application and referee reports only.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • If practicing clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in ACT Health facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.

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Note

This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

08 Jul, 2022