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Clinical Educator - Occupational Therapy

Rural Health West Recruitment - Broome, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Clinical Educator - Occupational Therapy

About the Role
    Majarlin Kimberley Centre for Remote Health (Majarlin) is a University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) based on the University’s Broome campus. Majarlin’s aim is to contribute to strengthening the allied health and nursing workforce in the Kimberley. This is achieved through student placement, clinician support, teaching and research.


    The Clinical Educator – Occupational Therapy is responsible for the provision of the Occupational Therapy component of the Work Readiness Program and provides supervision to Occupational Therapy students completing clinical placements throughout the Kimberley.


    1. Assist occupational therapy student learning by taking a student-centred approach. This includes providing a patient and supportive environment and manage the student assessments.
  • 2. Develop educational activities, resources and learning objectives for students
  • 3. Demonstrate of clinical expertise and professional role modelling
  • 4. Scope new clinical placement opportunities for occupational therapy students
  • 5. Communicate regularly with students’ parent universities and conduct administrative functions connected to student supervision
  • 6. Establish service learning placements and delivering learning opportunities
  • 7. Develop student activities for school holidays and encourage and assist students to be involved in community activities
  • 8. Provide teaching, mentoring, orientation and training sessions as required
  • 9. Participate in the development and delivery of Majarlin multi-disciplinary education and support programs and networking opportunities for students and health professionals throughout the Kimberley
Experience & Skills
  • Current and unrestricted “C” Class Drivers Licence
  • Currently registered Occupational Therapist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • Minimum of five (5) years post-registration clinical experience
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Experience in providing assessments and intervention in paediatric (early intervention and school aged children) and adult (including aged care) caseloads
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills with a high level of initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Able to travel and stay overnight in remote communities if required
  • Demonstrates an outstanding level of pastoral care to students and works autonomously whilst still regularly communicating with the team
  • Postgraduate qualifications or willingness to undertake further study
  • Previous experience in supervising and teaching students
What's on Offer
  • Full-time, Fixed-term until 31 December 2021
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time


The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.