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June

Occupational Therapist Grade 3

Latrobe Regional Hospital - Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.


LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool. LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons. Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist to join the Subacute Ambulatory Care Services at Latrobe Regional Hospital in the Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) specialist clinic on a Part-time Ongoing basis.


Reporting to the Occupational Therapy Manager the successful applicant will play an important role in the comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment, diagnostic, referral and education for people experiencing undiagnosed cognitive difficulties and dementia and their family/carers. In addition to the diagnostic and treatment role, CDAMS assists in building awareness of cognitive impairment and dementia, and provides information, advice and education.


Experience/Attributes include:


Mandatory



  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or equivalent.

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  • Eligibility for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.

  • Commitment to continuing professional education in cognitive impairment.

  • Superior knowledge, skills and experience in the provision of Occupational Therapy clinical assessment and service provision of clients with changes in cognition and/ or behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia

  • Considerable experience working autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Computer literate.

  • Current Victorian drivers licence.


Desirable



  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.

  • Post graduate education in a related field.

  • Participation in research/quality improvement projects.

  • Evidence of recent professional development in the areas of cognitive impairment.

  • Evidence of service delivery and team leadership skills.

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience.


For further information please contact - Nicole Tierney, Occupational Therapy Manager on (03) 5173 8383 or email ntierney@lrh.com.au


Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.


Latrobe Regional Hospital is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. LRH values our community’s diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming and safe service and workplace for everyone who engages with our organisation regardless of race, culture, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age or ability.


LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8831.

Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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