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Senior Occupational Therapist - Brain Injury Community Team.

I work for NSW - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (up to 27/05/2022)


Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3

Remuneration: $50.66 - $52.35 per hour

Hours Per Week: 28

Requisition ID: REQ233963

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 primary objective of the Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (CBIRS) occupational therapist is to provide specialised home and community based occupational therapy services for adults who have sustained a significant brain injury, within a collaborative multidisciplinary team. The focus of occupational therapy services is on enhancing the daily living skills of individuals with complex brain injuries in home and community environments. The CBIRS uses a role-based, client and family focussed framework that is culturally sensitive, with rehabilitation goals developed on a collaborative basis with clients and their families. A broad evidence based practice approach in conjunction with innovation and a focus on quality management underpin all CBIRS services.

This is a Senior Clinician position within a specialised Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service. The occupational therapist requires high levels of clinical expertise and knowledge relevant to the provision of high quality occupational therapy services to clients with brain injuries and their families, and the skills to work autonomously with minimal direct clinical supervision on a day-to-day basis. These clients have complex difficulties which require advanced occupational therapy practice skills.

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 temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.



Qualification: Recognised Tertiary qualification in occupational therapy

Registration: Current AHPRA Registration

Selection Criteria

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in occupational therapy, current AHPRA registration, and eligibility for membership of OT Australia.
  • Current Drivers Licence valid within Australia.
  • Evidence of significant graduate experience and advanced skills in the occupational therapy management of adults with traumatic brain injuries and their families
  • Evidence of significant graduate experience working with adults with brain injuries and their families in home and community settings
  • Evidence of advanced skills working independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of advanced written and verbal communication skills in health care organisations
  • Demonstrated used of an evidence based approach to occupational therapy practice with adults with brain injuries and their families
  • Evidence of engagement in continuing professional education and quality management activities relevant to adults with brain injuries and their families
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For role related queries or questions contact Stephanie Lam on Stephanie.Lam@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 7th June 2021

Agency: Health

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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