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Occupational Therapist

Western Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3
Remuneration: $50.66 - $52.35 per hour
Hours Per Week: 20
Requisition ID: REQ195923
Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.
Find out what it’s like to work at Blacktown Hospital and why we think you’d love working with us. Some of our staff share their experiences in this short video: https://goo.gl/iShcmS

What you'll be doing
The Occupational Therapist (OT) role is an integral part of the Renal Supportive Care Multidisciplinary team providing holistic comprehensive assessment within the community/ and or hospital setting to a specialised group of patients with End Stage Kidney Disease requiring supportive care in their last weeks, months or years of life.
The OT will develop measurable and realistic goals, care plans and priorities for timely intervention and implement and review the care plan with the team, client and/or carer and provide education and information to clients, carers and staff regarding ongoing intervention, equipment and community resources and ensure close liaison, communication and timely referrals to other team members and service providers.
The Senior Occupational Therapist will demonstrate advanced reasoning skills and will operate autonomously with minimum direct clinical supervision providing care to the clients of the Renal Supportive Care (RSC) program. The OT will prioritise and monitor individual caseload to ensure timely access to services including SASH, My Aged Care, Enable and TACP.
The Senior Occupational therapist will have advanced clinical reasoning skills and be able to apply these within home visits when providing recommendations for environmental modifications, energy conservation and equipment prescription.
People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Blacktown hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a managed waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Blacktown Hospital. This does not apply to staff with a disability parking permit.
Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Essential Criteria:
Qualification: Degree in Occupational Therapy 
Registration: Current Registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA).
Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated high level of clinical expertise and knowledge in the assessment and management of clients with complex conditions including experience in palliative care and/or chronic illness across community or hospital settings
  2. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to apply advanced reasoning skills and independent professional judgement when dealing with situations of a novel, complex or critical nature
  3. Ability to provide clinical support, education and consultation to health professionals in area of specialty
  4. Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and quality improvement
  5. Excellent communication skills and ability to produce written documentation of a high standard
  6. Current driver's licence (including P1 or above) and willingness to use for work purposes. This may include driving long distances across the LHD

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Julianne Gibbons on [email protected] 

Applications Close: 7th March 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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