28443 - 01JUM

Occupational Therapist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 19 June 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $90,876 - $100,505
Position No: 28443 - 01JUM
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 June 2019
Contact Officer: Belinda Renzi on belinda.renzi@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1212

About us
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region. CHS administers a range of publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.
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 (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, Village Creek Centre in Kambah, and Independent Living Centre in Weston. 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 Canberra Health Services’ network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
RACS services work collaboratively with the individuals, his/her carers and other services within and external to Canberra Health Services.
Overview of the work area and position
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.
The Occupational Therapist role is responsible for the provision of high-quality Occupational Therapy services, clinical assessments and interventions to the ACT community. Promoting positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services, networking, health promotion activities and education in/across designated areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Be registered or eligible for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Previous experience as an Occupational Therapist within a Community setting.
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 Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for Allied Health Profession. If practising 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 Canberra Health Services facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
This is a temporary position available for 12 months. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


This is a temporary position available for 12 months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services