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Health Professional Level 2

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Health Professional Level 2 (Job Number: 01V1W)


Job Title: Occupational Therapist

Classification: Health Professional Officer 2

Position Number: 45372

Annual Salary: $67,892 - $93,203

Branch: Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services

Section: Occupational Therapy Services

Vacancy Type: Temporary full-time

Duration: 10 Months

Closing Date: 8 April 2021

Contact Officer: Michelle Bennett (02) 5124 0079 michelle.bennett@act.gov.au

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Overview of the work area and position

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehabilitation, aged and community-based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, University of Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect Canberra Health Services values: reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, is part of CHS network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.

Occupational Therapy services within RACS are offered in community, outpatient and inpatient settings including The Canberra Hospital and University of Canberra Hospital. We are committed to providing exceptional care through high quality assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of client populations in rehabilitation, aged care and community health settings. Patients vary in their medical conditions and may include people with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, complex medical conditions and frail aged.

Occupational Therapists have direct clinical supervision from a Senior Occupational Therapist and are supported by an experienced team of clinicians and Allied Health Assistants.

This position will rotate through inpatients and outpatients at the University of Canberra Hospital, the aged care wards at the Canberra Hospital and community health services that operate from centres in Belconnen and Kambah.

Behavioural Capabilities

Strong organisational skills with high degree of initiative.
Displays critical thinking skills and forms defensible conclusions based on evidence and sound judgement.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patients’ needs
Effective communication, including active listening skills, and an ability to negotiate.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy,
Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA),
Hold a current driver’s licence.
Previous experience working in the rehabilitation, aged-care or community health care sectors is highly desirable.
The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work, with access to flex time.
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

This is a temporary position available for a period of 10 months. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future temporary vacancies over the next 12 months.


Under limited direction of the Brindabella Rehabilitation Services Manager/Occupational Therapy Service Managers you will provide high quality occupational therapy services that facilitate positive patient outcomes to a range of patients within a designated caseload area. You will:

Provide appropriate assessment and interventions using contemporary evidence-based principles, techniques and methods.

Liaise with other carer and service providers as required.

Complete case and administrative data collection and evaluation to CHS standard.

Participate in education programs and contribute to teaching and training for areas of clinical service delivery.

Participate in team and program related service activities as required.

Participate in implementation of clinical governance activity, quality improvement projects, research programs, and health promotion in areas relevant to service.

Participate in supervision, continuing professional development and performance management.

Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

About You

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

What you Require

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

Experience, knowledge and skills in providing Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions for clients with functional impairment resulting neurological, orthopaedic, aged and general medical and/or surgical conditions.

High-level oral and written communication skills, including computer skills, to complete case and program records.

Ability to work effectively within Occupational Therapy and multi-disciplinary teams, and collaborate with other service providers to ensure effective patient outcomes.

An understanding of quality improvement, research and health promotion within a clinical setting.

Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

How to Apply/or want to know more?

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current curriculum vitae, and

A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 67,892.00 - 93,203.00
Closing Date: 08/Apr/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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