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Occupational Therapist Grade 1/2 - Acute - Casey Hospital

Monash Health
  • Fixed Term position at Casey Hospital
  • Share your skills, influence the patient care approach, work collaboratively
  • Clinical supervision provided and opportunities for professional development

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey

Ward E is a 30 bed adult acute mental health unit that provides treatment, care and support during an acute phase of mental illness. Consumers remain in the unit until they have recovered to the point where they can be treated effectively and safety in the community. The unit provides a range of therapeutic interventions and programs available to consumers and their families to learn more about the impact of the illness, explore ways to better manage the illness, improve coping strategies and move towards recovery.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Grade 1 or Grade 2 Occupational Therapist for the role on Ward E. This is a fixed term position until 19.02.2024.

A Day in the Life

The Occupational Therapist will work alongside our Senior Occupational Therapist and Graduate Occupational Therapist. You will be ensuring patients admitted to Ward E have an OT specific functional assessment where indicated as well as participating in the delivery of a range of evidence based individual and group OT interventions. You will be working collaboratively with the Nurse Manager and Ward E leadership group to develop, participate, implement and evaluate innovative and recovery focused initiatives and contribute to the ongoing improvement of the treatment, care and support available for patients and their families and carers. You will Liaise and collaborate with the Mental Health Program Manager NDIS interface to ensure that patients are supported to access the NDIS, and to derive maximal benefit as a participant in the scheme.

To see first-hand what our team of Occupational Therapists think about working at Monash Health, please take a look at the following short video: here and please check out our YouTube link via the Apply now link.

On a daily basis you will:

  • Provide clinical care, undertake assessments, planning and delivering of recovery focused care for patients and families in Ward E
  • Contribute to the delivery of safe, consumer directed, recovery focused, and evidence-based mental health and wellbeing treatment, care and support in Ward E

About You

You are an enthusiastic and innovative Occupational Therapist who enjoys working as part if a multidisciplinary team work. You have a sound knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022, including the principles that underpin the legislation. You also have a sound understanding of the NDIS and the important role it can play in providing psychosocial disability support for persons living with mental illness.

What you need:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with AHPRA:
  • Eligible for registration with the Occupational Therapy Association of Australia
  • A valid Victorian Drivers Licence is essential
  • Relevant Mental health experience is desirable

Monash Health is a great place to work

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • & more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and our five ICare values.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit), via the Apply now link.

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call:

  • Renata Linklater - Nurse Manager
  • t: 0472861000

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