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Grade 3 Occupational Therapist - 's Correctional Health Service

GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Grade 3 Occupational Therapist - St Vincent's Correctional Health Service

Job Description:

* Located in the Western Suburbs
* Work as part of a close, supportive team
* Permanent Part Time - 0.4 FTE.

About the Company
St Vincents Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincents Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
St Vincent's Correctional Health Service (SVCHS) at Port Phillip Prison (PPP) provides primary health, mental health and secondary medical health care to prisoners at Port Phillip Prison, Laverton. Port Phillip Prison is a maximum security male prison accommodating approximately 1107 inmates and is situated 20 km West of Melbourne. SVCHS works collaboratively with Forensic Mental Health Services (FMHS) who provides secondary outpatient and inpatient care for those prisoners with a mental illness.
About the Role

Accountable to the Manager, Occupational Therapy Department, St Vincent's Hospital, you as the Grade 3 Occupational Therapist are responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of a high quality occupational therapy service to inpatients at St Johns unit, Port Philip Prison. The role requires leadership skills to oversee the operations of the occupational therapy service and the Grade 2 Correctional Health Occupational Therapist based at St Johns.

Classifications for this position will range from Occupational Therapist Grade 3 VG3 - VG6 ($93,80- $107,200 per annum).

Duties

* Provide optimal Occupational Therapy clinical management to all patients through the continuum of care by assessment, treatment, re-evaluation, documentation, team liaison and effective discharge planning.
* Undertake a clinical caseload and provide a clinically relevant service based on current evidence based practice and best practice principles.
* Master a working understanding of the health and correctional interface
* Establish and maintain strategic links and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders appropriate to this senior role.
* Provision of and participation in supervision of staff as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

* A minimum of seven or more years experience in relevant occupational therapy clinical environment.
* Achieved or working towards a post-graduate Masters or other higher qualification in relevant professional area
* A keen interest & working knowledge of occupational therapy intervention to patients in the acute, aged care and rehabilitation settings.
* Demonstrate requisite knowledge of the Victorian Correctional System
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

* Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
* Employee Assistance Program
* Free Staff Car Park
* Comprehensive orientation

Application

* Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:
Review the following documents:

JR115736_St John's OT Grade 3 PD - Jan21.docx.pdf

Contact Details:
Adrienne Munro, Manager - Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy Manager; Adrienne.Munro@svha.org.au 0407569376

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date:
1 March 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

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Code of Conduct:

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Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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