New Graduate Occupational Therapist

NSW Statewide, NSW

Temporary Full Time until December 2019


Occupational Therapist

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until December 2019
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1
Remuneration: $62,702 - $73,818 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ70113
Location: John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights

This is a targeted Aboriginal Position. Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal descent. Exemption is claimed under S21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. For information on Confirmation of Aboriginality Requirements click here.
In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal applicants will be considered.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic new graduate of Occupational Therapy to join a highly skilled & experienced team in an acute hospital environment. This position is based at The John Hunter Hospital – a trauma centre of Excellence & major teaching hospital in the Hunter New England Local Health District. The primary clinical area for this position will be Elective Orthopaedic Surgery.
To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia
You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
An eligibility list will be created for future similar vacancies, both permanent and temporary.
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy
Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit:
Stepping Up Website
Stepping Up aims to assist Indigenous job applicants understand how to apply for roles within NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment process and addresses some of the challenges that can be experienced by hiring managers so they can more effectively structure recruitment to roles within NSW Health.  For more information, please visit:           
Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt . Find out more information by contacting Prosperity Salary Packaging via email at on (02) 4907 7200 or 1300 761 388.
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Applications Close: 5 November 2018