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Senior Occupational Therapist - Northern Adelaide Geriatric Service

Adelaide Metro, SA

Full Time Part Time

$110,596 - $118,555

Occupational Therapist

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network - Modbury Hospital, Modbury - Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $110,596 - $118,555 p.a (pro-rata) - AHP3;
  • Opportunity to work across 7 days
  • Temporary Part-Time or Full Time - Up Until 31 October 2022 - Multiple Positions

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join a newly formed service within the Northern Geriatrics in the Home Team (GITH). The Senior Occupation Therapist will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team, medical and nursing staff focusing on hospital avoidance and care in-place for clients residing in Residential Aged Care Facilities. The senior Occupational Therapist is responsible to the Advanced Nurse Unit Manager and the Geriatrics in the Home team for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of quality Occupational Therapy services for patients referred to the GITH service who reside in the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN).

The Senior Clinician Occupational Therapy participates as member of the Geriatric team within the broader Northern Adelaide Geriatric service. Optimal care and outcomes is ensured by providing a comprehensive range of Occupational Therapy services to patients receiving in-patient hospital substitution services in their own home.

The Senior Clinician Occupational Therapy works in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team, to effectively plan and provide therapeutic interventions based on patient goals. This may involve consultation and liaison with the team, other professional disciplines and external organisations.

The Senior Clinician Occupational Therapy is accountable for their own practice standards, activities delegated to others and the guidance and development of less experienced staff .

The Senior Clinician Occupational Therapy assists in the provision and management of a service particularly in the areas of :

  • Supporting occupational therapy staff , students and relevant Allied Health Assistants.
  • Improving occupational therapy, policy, procedures, guidelines and practices
  • Facilitating the development and application of relevant research.

To be eligible for this position, you must hold anAppropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 794065

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Job Ad Reference 794065
Date Listed 13 May 2022