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Occupational Therapist - Senior , Queensland Health

Queensland Government - Eight Mile Plains, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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The Aged Care Assessment Team is looking for a senior Occupational Therapist to join their team. You will contribute to the advancement of quality Occupational Therapy services and optimal patient care, through provision of service development, quality improvement, and clinical education.

Job details Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Allied Health/Clinical Support
Classification HP4
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/MS04368223
Closing date 08-Apr-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration Temporary full time (six months)
Contact person Leesa Elliott
Contact details (07) 3156 9499
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Metro South Health is Australia's first digital health service and one of the largest in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland's population.

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro South Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to deliver senior Occupational Therapy services within the Aged Care Assessment Team. In delivery of assessment services, the role operates within the Aged Care Act 1997 and its Principles, and aligns with the Commonwealth Department of Health guidelines and practice recommendations.

This includes:

  • Delivering high quality evidenced based Occupational Therapy clinical services to patients/consumers within a highly functioning multidisciplinary team.
  • Contribution to the advancement of quality Occupational Therapy services and optimal patient care, through provision of service development, quality improvement, and clinical education.
  • Monitoring and reporting on work practices and outcomes, including initiating, planning and evaluating relevant quality and research initiatives.
  • Providing supervision and training to less experienced (HP3) clinicians and students.
ACAT is a multi-disciplinary team of allied health and nursing clinicians whose main function is to comprehensively assess the care needs of frail older people and assist them to gain access to the most appropriate types of care, including approval for Commonwealth subsidised aged care services.

In doing this, ACAT comprehensively assess older people taking in to account the restorative, physical, medical, psychological, cultural and social, environmental and wellness dimensions of their care needs. ACAT involve clients, their carers, service providers and the client's General Practitioner in the assessment and care planning process.

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Our ICARE² values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Engagement and Excellence, shape our culture within Metro South Health. Our values guide our day-to-day decision making and are fundamental to what we care about as a health service, how we behave, how we interact with each other and provide care to the many patients who come through our doors every day.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro South employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro South here: .

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

Applicants are encouraged to apply online; Please review the Role Description for more information on application process requirements. Agency referrals will not be accepted for this position


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

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Queensland Government

Eight Mile Plains, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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