Position Details
Reference Number 18113
Position Title Grade 2 Occupational Therapist - Inpatients - Rehab/med/surg (Mat leave cover)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Northern Health only
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Directorate Directorate Continuing Care & Ambulatory Services
Division Allied Health Services
Location Northern Health (all campuses)
Award Classification 01 - Health Professionals - VF6 - OCC THER GR 2 YR 1
01 - Health Professionals - VF9 - OCC THER GR 2 YR 4
Salary (Fortnight) $0.00
Hours 80.00
Position Summary


Inpatient Rehabilitation & Acute medical/surgical

Northern Health

Temporary Full-Time

80hrs per fortnight

Northern Health is a dynamic health service, providing vital public healthcare to residents of Melbourne’s northern suburbs and the surrounding regional communities. Our four campuses offer services to a vastly diverse community. A career in one of the Allied Health disciplines offers exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development. Opportunities in evidence based research and clinical education are available through the Northern Centre for Health and Research and the Professor of Clinical and Community Practice. Northern Health is committed to structured supervision and provides opportunities for professional development.

An excellent opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Grade 2 Occupational Therapist with sound clinical skills in neurological rehabilitation and acute medical/surgical areas to join the Northern Health team at Broadmeadows Hospital.

This opportunity will suit an Occupational Therapist who has a passion for providing inpatient goal-orientated therapy to patients to maximise independence with activities of daily living in the neurological and orthopaedic streams, as well as being able to assess and discharge plan for medical and surgical patients in the acute unit. Your experience will enable you to tailor therapy programs to meet clients’ and families’ needs and you must be able to demonstrate skills in complex equipment prescription and home modifications.  Thorough and highly organised yet flexible, you are comfortable working to tight deadlines and able to digest and present complex information in a concise, understandable format. We are seeking a team player and an excellent communicator who is comfortable engaging productively with staff at all levels of the organisation.


This role is currently based at Broadmeadows Hospital, however, you may be required to work and travel across other sites. Regular formal supervision will be provided. Northern Health actively encourages involvement in research to strengthen the evidence base for our practice and supports continuing professional development.  Attractive salary packaging benefits are available to all staff.

To be successful in this role your key accountabilities will be to:

  • Provide quality, evidence based occupational therapy service to patients in the Inpatient rehabilitation setting and the acute medical/surgical setting.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional behaviour.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work autonomously and co-operatively within the Multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide supervision to grade 1 occupational therapists and allied health assistants.
  • Possess strong organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills.


Northern Health Allied Health is committed to a culture of

Excellence | Active Contribution | Leading in Practice | Enquiry | Life Long Learning

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Selection Criteria Essential: Possess strong clinical skills in the area of neurological rehabilitation
Essential: Current full registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA
Essential: Current valid Australian drivers licence
Essential: Demonstrated acute/subacute clinical skills at a grade 2 level of competence.
Contact Person Simone Motton
Contact Number 0447321290
Alternate Contact Person Kate MacIvor
Alternate Contact Number 83455350
Closing Date 15/03/2018
Position Description
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