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Reference Number 36887
Position Title Occupational Therapist Grade 2
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - Royal Park Campus, Parkville
Award Health Professionals [1]
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  • Part Time 32 hours per fortnight, fixed term (maternity leave replacement position)
  • Join a supportive and dynamic team
  • Support collaborative care

Are you looking to provide patient centred care as part of an award-winning dynamic team?


Then we are looking for you. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills who is looking to be part of a treating team that works with and for patients who are transitioning through their health care journey.


Transition Care is a 35 bed inpatient unit.  29 beds are Transition Care beds and these patients are cared for on the unit whilst awaiting residential care placement or are in the process of making decisions related to long term care needs and how that will look for the patients and their families.  Our patients are generally older adults and are recovering from an acute admission. 


6 beds at the unit are GEM Restorative and allow for older adults who may be recovering from surgery or awaiting finalisation of plans for future care and assessing whether further rehabilitation is required to promote the best long term care requirements for the patients and their families.   


The Transition Care Program provides support to patients and families whilst reviewing and assisting with decisions regarding long term care needs.


The role of the Occupational Therapist is to provide patient health promotion; assist with provision of therapeutic services to assist patients in maximising their functional abilities; assessment and direction of therapy to support the patient; source and assist with access to appropriate equipment to support the patient on the ward and to aid in discharge planning.  You are also required to support collaborative care within the team for the patient.


Transition Care – Personalised care in a supportive and safe environment.

Why Melbourne Health?

Melbourne Health is a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement. We also offer:
• Salary Packaging
• Reward & Recognition Programs
• Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff gym, staff health service, peer support program and EAP
• Discounted Staff Parking

At Melbourne Health we are committed to Aboriginal employment and encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Karreeta (grow) Yirramboi (tomorrow). We value a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Melbourne Health is an award winning health care service and is Victoria’s second largest public health service. We provide comprehensive acute, sub-acute, general, specialist medical and mental health services through both inpatient and community based facilities through the following services: The Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus, The Royal Melbourne Hospital – Royal Park Campus, NorthWestern Mental Health, RMH Kidney Care Service and Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check. Successful applicants will be required to provide a record of Immune Status to vaccine preventable diseases or evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact Person Bronwyn Elliott
Contact Number 83872431
Closing Date 21/07/2017
Position Description
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