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Occupational Therapist

Melbourne Metro, VIC

Full Time Ongoing

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Occupational Therapist

Position Summary

About Monash Health 

Monash Health provides a wide range of healthcare services to communities across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services.  With world-renowned research and teaching facilities coexisting in one organisation, over 1.3 million residents (24% of Victoria’s population) can access our services. 

We aim to assist older adults to restore, improve or maintain their independent functioning and wellbeing following a recent hospital or emergency department admission or deterioration in health.  This is a critical role to assist in delivering occupational therapy services supporting this objective.

Monash Health Community and Allied Health

Our shared vision is One Team: Making a Difference Together. Underpinning this vision are the following principles:

We provide quality care focused on the person in the context of their life

We are inter-professional and innovative with a can-do attitude

We view change and challenge as great opportunities

Our integrated and inter-professional service provides the highest quality patient-centred care across the continuum, underpinned by a robust governance structure and contemporary service improvement methodologies.  As a recognised leader in health delivery, we are driven by our model of care and we work diligently to ensure that our structure supports a true and committed person-centred approach.

About the Role

Your target client group will include frail, older people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, your key activities will include:

Working collaboratively with others to provide clinical care to patients/clients and their families/carers in the community;

Applying your specialised knowledge to effectively plan, coordinate and deliver high quality, professional care and evidence-based education for patients/clients and their families and carers within a flexible service delivery model; and

Participating in research and/or evaluation of service delivery models.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a high-profile, targeted program designed to improve the health and wellbeing of older members of our community.  The appointment will be permanent and opportunities for career development and/or advancement and are considered highly likely subject to ongoing performance.  In addition, as an employee of Victoria’s largest public health service, you’ll be able to access significant Salary Packaging arrangements to increase your take-home pay, have access to onsite staff car parking and our Employee Assistance Program.

About You

You can demonstrate a sound level of clinical skills and independence in Occupational Therapy including evidence-based:

Holistic assessment of occupational performance;

Environmental/home assessments;

Intervention;

Patient/client monitoring and evaluation;

Discharge planning; and

Equipment prescription

To achieve patient/client health outcomes within specified timeframes.  Previous experience delivering community-based services and working with diverse populations will be highly regarded.  You will also need to provide:

Evidence of current working rights in Australia

Relevant qualifications and current general registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Eligibility for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia

SWEP registration – green prescriber status as a minimum

Current unrestricted Driver’s Licence

The nature of this role requires a willingness to travel across multiple Monash Health sites. Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace.  You may be invited to participate in an on-camera video interview to tell us more about your skills and experience and any offer of employment will be confirmed on the successful outcome of a Police Check and Working.

Selection Criteria

Current Victorian Drivers Licence

Current registration with AHPRA

Ability to organise a complex client caseload

Experience working in a community environment

Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team

?Ability to undertake comprehensive assessments (home visit and centre based)

?Understanding of client centred care and the client experience