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February

Job Title : Occupational Therapist

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fixed Term Full Time for up to 24 months with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.

We currently have 1.0 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) position available.

EMHS is committed to ensuring that our services are delivered by people who are representative of the diverse communities we assist.

We wholly embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage people to work with us from all ages, races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, family responsibilities or other characteristics, including Aboriginal people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, individuals with a diverse sexuality or gender or bodily diversity, and people with disability.

Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist for the prescription and delivery of postural seating systems and wheelchairs (both manual and powered). The successful candidate will be one of four clinical positions and is expected to be able to work with minimal supervision in a multidisciplinary team with the ability to plan and use specialist assessment techniques appropriate to the Rehabilitation Engineering Clinic (REC) case list. The position facilitates and promotes patient safety and quality of care. Practices as an Occupational Therapist in accordance with Occupational Therapy professional and registration requirements, standards, codes and guidelines and EMHS policies and guidelines.

REC is part of the Rehabilitation Technology Unit (RTU) which operates at Royal Perth Hospital and the State Rehabilitation Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital. This position will predominately be located at Fiona Stanley Hospital, but the applicant may be required to work at other sites.

Area Profile: The East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) comprises an extensive hospital and health service network that aims to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of more than 670,000 Western Australians in its catchment area. 
Our hospital network works together to provide a combination of tertiary, secondary and specialist health care services including emergency and critical care, state trauma, elective and emergency surgery, general medical, mental health, inpatient and outpatient services, aged care, palliative care, rehabilitation and women’s, children’s and neonates services.

The EMHS consists of Royal Perth Hospital; Armadale Health Service; Bentley Health Service; Kalamunda Hospital; St John of God Midland Public Hospital and a range of community and population health services. 

Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Other professional and location based allowances.
  • For information on superannuation click here

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au). 
 
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Jeremy Morgan on 08 6152 7450.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours. 

Application Instructions:Applicants are requested to apply online (www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au). 

Referees: It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

Applicants are advised to write a covering letter outlining their suitability for this position, write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted. 

LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.