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Comprehensive Assessor

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Casual
Position Classification: Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist Level 1/2, Physiotherapist Level 1/2, Social Worker Level 1/2, Speech Pathologist Level 1/2
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Requisition ID: REQ130191

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.

What you'll be doing
The ACAT Assessor will function as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT), providing comprehensive assessment services to predominantly older people in both the community & hospital setting.
This includes assessing eligibility of clients to receive Commonwealth funded subsidised services e.g. Residential aged care & community care (as authorised by the Aged Care Act 1997) & assisting in the implementation of a support plan.
To actively participate in the activities required to provide a high quality assessment service to older people/ family/ carers of the Western Sydney Local Health District.
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.
Westmead hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Westmead Hospital. This does not apply for staff with disability.
Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for casual employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.

Essential Criteria

Tertiary qualification & current registration with AHPRA in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or tertiary qualification in Social Work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work or teritiary qualifications in Speech Pathology wiith eligibility for membership with Speech Pathology Australia.

Selection Criteria

  1. Has obtained the qualification Statement of Attainment 3 or 4 in Comprehensive (ACAT) Assessment, or equivalent recent work experience/ practice in ACAT assessments
  2. Demonstrated post graduate experience working with older people in an acute or community setting.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently & in an effective manner encompassing appropriate initiative, organisational, problem solving & time management skills.
  4. Proven written & verbal communication skills including demonstrated computer literacy.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as function as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Understanding or experience in the health & functional support needs of older people & their carers in the community setting.
  7. Current Drivers Licence (minimum class C) valid within Australia & demonstrated competent driving ability/ experience.

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

Applications Close: 17th June 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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