Position Details
Reference Number 31636
Position Title Senior Clinician - Occupational Therapist / ACE Care Coordinator
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 800,000 people. We have more than 7,200 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

  • Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist Grade 3 
  • ACE Team & Community HIP Outreach
  • 12 month Fixed Term (Maternity Leave replacement)
  • Full time role
  • 7 day Rotating Roster including some weekend and evening shifts allowing for a flexible roster and the benefit of 5 weeks annual leave

The successful applicant will be working in our busy Emergency Departments and in Community Services, supporting patient care via the delivery of a service model that is committed to the principles of Integrated Care to patients. Western Health’s - ACE (Advise Coordination & Expertise) Team is a multidisciplinary team providing care coordination services in the Emergency Department and inpatient wards  for  clients with complex medical issues at risk of presentation and admission. The role is to reduce presentations / admissions and optimise patient care through the provision of Care Coordination; Outreach services (Community HIP) and integrated Care planning.

The ACE Team and Community HIP Outreach Service is focused on building an integrated and supportive framework to strengthen and to promote person centred care. This role gives the successful candidate the opportunity to expand their leadership and clinical skills in an innovative and supportive model. The role is primarily based in the emergency department, however will also include a component of outreach work; with both roles involving occupational therapy and generic care coordination tasks. The Senior Clinician Occupational Therapy will also provide discipline specific clinical expertise to the other Community Services programs.

The successful candidate will have commitment to developing integrated services for consumers with multiple and complex service needs that often ‘fall between the gaps’. A keen interest and experience in discipline support and service development will be complemented by relevant clinical experience in interdisciplinary care coordination. This challenging and exciting role offers the right candidate the opportunity to provide occupational therapist leadership and contribute to service development with a new and evolving model of care at the point of patient engagement with Western Health.


Skills & Experience

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Occupational therapy and eligible for discipline specific registration.
  • Minimum of 7 years clinical experience in relevant setting including acute and community and working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience in assessment of people with complex needs, discharge planning, case conference and care planning.
  • Demonstrated highly effective leadership skills including conflict resolution and creativity in problem solving.
  • Possessing initiative and drive to develop and negotiate new work and clinical practices within the health service and wider service system


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • 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.


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 Charlotte Cachia
Contact Number 0466026580
Contact Email charlotte.cachia@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Megan Slattery
Alternate Contact Number 0481918381
Alternate Contact Email megan.slattery@wh.org.au
Closing Date 04/01/2018
Position Description Senior Clinician OT ACE Team Community HIP 17Oct2017.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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