Closes: 31 May 2019
Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $61,784 - $84,816
Position No: 22995, several - 01JRS
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 May 2019
Contact Officer: Jane Lawrence on
(02) 6207 0658
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Canberra Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of Canberra Health Services include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Services; Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s’ detention facilities.
Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care (RACC) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehabilitation, aged and community based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, University of 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: care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.
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 CHS’s network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
Overview of the work area and position
Occupational Therapy services within RACC are offered in community, outpatient and inpatient 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.
Occupational Therapists are responsible for providing 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. These positions will rotate through inpatients and outpatients at the University of Canberra Hospital and the aged care wards at the Canberra Hospital.
Occupational Therapists have direct clinical supervision from a Senior Occupational Therapist and are supported by an experienced team of clinicians and Allied Health Assistants.
- Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy.
- Registered (or eligible for registration) with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)
- Current Drivers Licence.
Previous experience working in the rehabilitation and aged-care sector.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
- Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
- Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
- Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals. 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 CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any employment being made.
There are a variety of positions available that will be filled either on a Permanent full-time or Temporary full-time/part-time basis. Successful applicants will be required to participate in overtime, on call and/or rotation roster. The successful candidate will be expected to rotate through other services and locations within RACC.
How to Apply: Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services