Position Details
Reference Number 37136
Position Title Graduate Occupational Therapist - Grade 1
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Applications are invited for a 12 month new graduate position in this large Occupational Therapy service, which works from a model of person centred, occupation-based practice, supported by a robust staff development and support framework. This position is rotational to a different clinical area every six months, and provides an excellent opportunity to gain and consolidate a wide variety of experience and skills. 


Provision of evidence based, person centred Occupational Therapy, in partnership with patients, their significant others and members of the multidisciplinary care team, in accordance with Western Health values,  policies and procedures, and Occupational Therapy Service clinical guidelines. 

Essential Criteria

  • Occupational Therapy New Graduate
  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with AHPRA
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence
  • Experience at an undergraduate level in relevant clinical areas


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Kathryn Cranwell
Contact Number 0411440728
Alternate Contact Person Allison Farley
Alternate Contact Number 0414611363
Closing Date 21/01/2020
Position Description OT G1 PD New Grad 12-2019.docx
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