Great Southern - Katanning

Vacancy Number: 777

Occupational Therapist

About the Role Currently seeking to appoint an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our allied health team. The OT will assist in meeting the needs of the residents' varying care needs. The residential facility is situated in the Great Southern town of Katanning 280km south of Perth. OT services will be delivered in a manner consistent with the core values and guiding principles of the employer. The overall aim is to enhance or maintain the quality of life for the residents. Key Responsibilities of this role: ? Assess clients to determine Occupational Therapy needs ? Ability to relate to aged persons with empathy whilst working effectively with other health professionals and service providers ? Development, implementation, review and evaluation of care plans ? Support the maintenance or restoration of clients’ independence ? Establish and maintain effective communication with clients and other care staff ? Maintain records, information and complete documentation in a timely manner
Experience & Skills The Skills, Knowledge and Experience required: ? Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy ? Current registration with the Occupational Therapists’ Registration Board of Australia ? Previous experience in equipment prescription ? Previous experience working in an aged care setting working with the frail elderly ? Previous experience supervising staff.
What's on Offer The successful applicant will have access to salary packaging, as well as opportunities for ongoing professional development.
Practice Type Aged Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Days / Hours 15 hours per fortnight
Requirements Applications must be submitted before 7 October 2016
Map of Great Southern

Great Southern

The Great Southern region, located south-east of Perth, covers an area of approximately 87,000 square kilometres and has a population of about 80,000 people.

The regional centre is the historic port town of Albany, which has one of the best natural anchorages in the southern hemisphere. Other centres include Denmark, a popular coastal holiday town, as well as the agricultural centres of Katanning and Mount Barker. The Great Southern is a burgeoning area of Western Australia, combining as it does a spectacular coastline that sweeps into quiet coves and protected inlets with a lush interior that has proved a perfect growth area for viticulture with a growing reputation in cool climate premium wine production. The oceans here provide food and protected waters for dolphins, seals and whales whilst the rural areas of the region have become a focus for two-legged lovers of gourmet foods.

There are over 70 doctors working across 24 practices throughout the region. Nine of these are solo practitioner practices.