Senior Occupational Therapist – Orthopaedics & Surgery

December 5, 2021

Job Location: Adelaide
Employer: S.A. Health
Full time

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale – Allied Health
  • Total Indicative Remuneration : $111,284 – $119,125 p.a. – AHP3 – Full-Time Temporary – up until 31 October 2022
The Senior Clinician Occupational Therapist is responsible to the Senior Manager Occupational Therapist for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of quality Occupational Therapy services for patients of the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN). You will work to provide clinical services, leadership and coordination of the Occupational Therapy Orthopaedic/Surgical services. The incumbent also provides support to other inpatient services. Working in conjunction with other Occupational Therapy members and other health professionals the Senior Clinician optimises patient functional and health outcomes in this specialty area. As a highly skilled and competent clinician, the incumbent delivers quality services and provides clinical leadership within the acute hospital services, providing support and supervision to less experienced staff.
in you role, you will be responsible for;
  • Providing leadership, consultancy and advice to management and other health professionals on service delivery, development and practice within Occupational Therapy services.
  • Developing, reviewing and evaluating clinical protocols, policies, procedures and resources within a best practice framework within a service stream.
  • Actively participating in and / or co-ordinating multi-disciplinary service team projects, quality activities, research and evaluation programs within the site and / or region.
  • Coordinating continuous quality improvement, research and / or service development activities to improve services and ensure quality patient outcomes.
  • Collection and entry of required data sets, and participating in the review and evaluation of this as required.
  • Management and maintenance of equipment and supplies in a cost effective manner.
  • Acting as a resource in their area of expertise.

You must hold an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Australia.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref:  775685

 775685 – Senior Occupational Therapist – Orthopaedics & Surgery – Job Pack.pdf

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