Position Details


Reference Number 160548
Position Title Senior Clinician - Occupational Therapist (Neuro Clinical Lead)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 40
Position Summary
  • Are you looking for a senior clinician opportunity to develop your leadership, supervision, neurorehab clinical expertise, and service development knowledge and skills
  • Work part time in subacute rehabilitation carrying a community rehabilitation clinical load and leading neuro-rehabilitation stream initiatives
  • 40 hours (permanent) per fortnight and 12 hours (temporary) per fortnight available until October 2020 with requried participation in weekend service roster.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a passionate Occupational Therapist, experienced in neuro-rehabilitation to provide clinical leadership to our Subacute Neuro-rehabilitation Stream at McKellar Centre. The successful applicant will carry a small clinical community rehabilitation caseload and have expert neuro clinical experience and leadership skills to supervise a dedicated and enthusiastic team of Gr 2 OT (3.0eft), Gr 1 OT (2.0) and AHA (0.79eft) and collaborate with key multidisciplinary stakeholders across the continuum to innovate and drive the implementation of cohesive evidence based practice. Expertise in cognitive & upper limb rehabilitation, positioning and seating, and adaptive equipment prescription is highly desirable.  You will form part of the multidisciplinary leadership team of North Geelong’s Community Rehabilitation Centre and have a valuable role in the Occupational Therapy leadership team for Barwon Health’s large Occupational Therapy community of over 150 staff.  As part of these leadership teams you will have a strong voice in shaping service development and improvements.  Participation in the weekend roster may be required

The Barwon Health Subacute Occupational Therapy team is a committed, dynamic, innovative team with a passion for consumer centred clinical care, service improvement and research.  We have

  • Specialist senior clinicians in a variety of areas and an occupational therapy site manager for onsite support.
  • Strong partnerships with Deakin University for student education, projects, and research,
  • Successful grant applications for developing a library of assistive technology resources and use of innovative assessment and treatment modalities including SAEBO splint, TAPIT and X-Sensor pressure mapping resources which have led to a number of conference presentations, publications and external presentations.
  • Engage in multicentre Research trials such as the SENSe Implementation with the Florey Institute investigating knowledge translation for evidence based somatosensory rehabilitation post stroke; and Saebo upper limb rehabilitation Research with Melbourne Health.
  • A rich variety of professional development opportunities and this leadership position can open doors for a variety of ongoing job opportunities in our large organisation.
  • This role requires you to possess excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge and experience in the delivery of neuro-rehabilitation programs is essential. A high level of commitment to best practice in consumer focussed care is a must.

About the culture

You will work with an innovative multidisciplinary team who maintain extensive knowledge and experience. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Current national registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency.
Essential: Current registration as a SWEP (State-Wide Equipment Program) prescriber (minimum Green prescriber level)https://swep.bhs.org.au/register.php
Essential: Current Victorian Motor Vehicle Drivers License
Essential: At least seven years of clinical occupational therapy experience with specialist neurorehabilitation knowledge and skills to lead the professional development of others
Essential: Proficient in the use of Information Technology systems
Desirable: Current membership with the OT Australian and other professional bodies within field of practice.
Desirable: Postgraduate qualifications in Occupational Therapy clinical speciality
Contact Person Melissa Mew 
Contact Person Job Title Grade 4 Occupational Therapy Site Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 5441 
Alternate Contact Person Sue Rowan 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 5441 
Closing Date 18/02/2020
Position Description
File name 
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.