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Occupational Therapist, Grd 1

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.

Selection Criteria

Must have current drivers licence

Relevant professional practice in working with older people and younger adults with disabilities and the frail aged, including but limited to, those with neurological, orthopaedic conditions.

Experience of working in Community Health or a community setting

Commitment to working within a Team with demonstrable understanding of the importance of effective communication with, and accountability to, the Team.

Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds

Demonstrated skills in assessment, care planning, service provision and the ability to function both independently and within an interdisciplinary team.