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Occupational Therapist - Integrated Services Hospital Admission Risk Program

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Occupational Therapist- Integrated Services- Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) and Chronic Rehabilitation

 Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to the lives of your patients and their families?

  • Putting patient’s first

  • Working collaboratively in a team environment

  • Leading clinical excellence 

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and statewide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

The Integrated Services- HARP and Chronic Rehabilitation programs form part of the Health Independence programs (HIP). The criteria for HARP are:

  • The Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) aims to prevent avoidable hospital presentations and admissions.

  • HARP targets people with complex care needs that frequently use hospitals or are at imminent risk of hospitalisation and could benefit from coordinated care. This may include people with a chronic disease, conditions of ageing or psychosocial complex needs.

  • Health services may have people who present frequently for many different reasons. HARP specialises in managing people with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and chronic heart disease, complex psychosocial and complex aged needs.

  • HARP provides specialist medical care and multidisciplinary services through an integrated response of hospital and community services, delivered in hospital, community and home-based settings.

  • The HARP service model is based on the Wagner chronic care model and Kaiser Permanente chronic care framework. HARP services meet evidence-based clinical guidelines.

  •  HARP works in collaboration with other acute, community, aged care and specialist services, but does not duplicate them. 

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists within our Integrated Services- HARP and Chronic Rehabilitation Team for a Grade 2 Occupational Therapist who is keen to work within a dynamic and passionate team.

This Grade 2 Occupational Therapist is responsible for the organisation and provision of comprehensive, professional Occupational Therapy assessment, services and Care Coordination to the Integrated Care HARP and Chronic Rehab Program clients as required.

 This is a great opportunity to be part of a supportive Integrated Care Program consisting of Specialist Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacists, Nurse Practioner and Geriatricians and make a positive difference to patients and their families.

About you

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy

  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Board of Australia via Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Current registration with AHPRA

  • Special interest and experience in working with older adults

  • Experience providing care coordination in the community

  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence

  • Advanced clinical skills in managing a complex caseload using a client-centred approach

  • High level communication skills, both written and oral

  • Demonstrated capacity to work / show leadership in a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience in supervision of students and staff

  • Commitment to improving own practice and undertaking quality and research activities

  • Demonstrated understanding of professional codes of conduct

  • Sound computer skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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