Occupational Therapist

A great opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join BRHS and enjoy being part of a supportive multidisciplinary team and the flexibility of a casual position.
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1374200
Closing Date: 31-May-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Occupational Therapist - 1374200 - January 2019.docx.pdf (PDF, 279KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jane O'Shanassy, Team Leader
03 5150 3388

Position Details

An opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team in this casual position. The position is available to Grade One or Grade Two Therapists.

The position will provide therapy for clients that promotes, maintains and assists recovery and independence in all aspects of daily living, at home, work, and in the community. The therapist will coordinate and ensure the delivery of quality, cost effective and efficient Occupational Therapy services to community clients.  

The Department provides services to acute and rehabilitation inpatients, outpatients, community groups, lymphoedema and hand therapy client and is supported by a team of Allied Health Assistants who facilitate groups, support ongoing inpatient therapy and home based programs. The Occupational Therapy department values a multidisciplinary, integrated approach and works closely with other members of the health team.


The successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Eligibility for registration as an Occupational Therapist in Victoria
  • Demonstrated ability to provide patient centred care and goal focused interventions in Occupational Therapy in an inpatient sub acute environment with flexibility to meet the needs of service demands.
  • Pro-active, clear and concise communication skills which promote service and client interests.
  • Good organizational and time management skills that enable efficient prioritization of case load and management of competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead quality improvement projects and organizational initiatives. 
  • Ability to participate as an effective and collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of patient care, contributing to care coordination and facilitation of discharge planning with a focus on client focused goals.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change processes and contribute to the development of a co-operative organizational culture
  • Ability to identify and apply evidence based practice.


The successful applicant will benefit from:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health and Wellbeing program including gym membership at corporate rates
  • Reward and Recognition program
  • Easy car parking
  • Staff dining room


For more information on the position, please contact:

Jane O'Shanassy, Team Leader Occupational Therapy and Allied Health Support on 03 5150 3388


Further position details are available in the attached position description.

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume (including two professional referees) and response to the key selection criteria as listed in the position description.  Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

A satisfactory National Police Check (no older than 12 months) and Health Declaration must be provided prior to commencement at BRHS.  

For more information on Bairnsdale Regional Health Service please visit www.brhs.com.au

For information on East Gippsland visit  www.visiteastgippsland.com.au.



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