Occupational Therapist – Grade 1

March 14th, 2023

Ongoing full-time – 80 hours per fortnight

About Dhelkaya Health
Dhelkaya Health is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health. Dhelkaya Health is shaping a better health system for the people of Mount Alexander Shire and beyond, while staying true and local in everything it does.
Dhelkaya Health delivers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare, and family and housing services.
Dhelkaya Health has campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon.

About the role
We are seeking an enthusiastic Grade 1 Occupational Therapist to join our team, in a rotational position between our Inpatient and outpatient services.
The role will rotate between the inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy services. The inpatient role covers the Connolly Subacute Unit, Geroe Acute Unit, Transitional Care Program and Post-Acute Care services. Across these areas you will work with a variety of acute, GEM and rehabilitation patients with varying health conditions. The outpatient Occupational Therapy team covers a number of different programs including; falls and balance, neurological, musculoskeletal, pain management, pulmonary, cognitive disorders, cardiac rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation and survivorship, tissue care, NDIS, CHSP, HACC-PYP, Home care packages and short-term restorative care. You may be asked to work in any of these programs and across different campus locations.

About you
To be successful you require AHPRA registration as an Occupational Therapist with a high level of written and verbal communication skills and excellent time management skills. You will have the ability to recognize workload difficulties or clinical skill limitations and actively seek and utilise supervision from senior therapists.
A current driver’s license is essential. A current driver’s license is essential.

Culture and Benefits
Castlemaine and Maldon are located on Dja Dja Wurrung country in the Mount Alexander Shire. The area is renowned for its creativity, history and as host to the Castlemaine State Festival. The shire is a short drive from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs and outdoor recreation opportunities, unique natural environment and historic goldfields, the community offers a rich diverse culture for all to enjoy.
• Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors
• Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
• Onsite staff gym
• Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Dhelkaya Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
• Our Health and Wellbeing program; including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required
• The Dhelkaya Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year.

Dhelkaya Health encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all ages, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ candidates, and people from multi-cultural backgrounds.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check, NDIS (if required) and compliance with Dhelkaya Health Vaccination Policy.

For further information about this position, please contact Karen Bodin, CRC Coordinator, on 54713570
Applications close Sunday 2nd April 2023

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Position descriptions and applications addressing the key selection criteria can be submitted on the Dhelkaya Health website: http://www.castlemainehealth.org.au/employment-opportunities/.

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