Position Details
Reference Number 34735
Position Title Occupational Therapist- Grade 2 subacute
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

Full Time, fixed term (to November 2019), 80 hour fortnight with monthly ADO

Western Health is seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Aged Care Inpatient Occupational Therapy Subacute team, which has services sited at Sunshine, Footscray and Williamstown Hospitals.  The successful applicant must have well developed assessment and treatment skills in the delivery of evidence based, person centred Occupational Therapy services to a subacute aged care cohort. They will be working as part of an innovative and energetic multidisciplinary team and will be involved in the supervision of Grade 1 OT and /or Allied Health Assistant staff. Sound communication and organisational skills are essential for this position.


  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies
  • Manage the workload and allocation on a daily basis
  • Working collaboratively with the Grade 3 OT, NUM and other Allied Health Staff to facilitate patient flow through the unit
  • Contribute to ongoing learning and education for Grade 1 and AHA staff including direct supervision

Skills & Experience OR Essential Criteria

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy qualification or equivalent
  • Current registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist in Australia
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence


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 Matthew Thorpe
Contact Number 0466169841
Closing Date 25/05/2019
Position Description OT G2 PD Generic 2018.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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