South West - Donnybrook

Vacancy Number: 1662

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • Seeking a part time or casual Occupational Therapist to contribute to clinical care for aged residents at Tuia Lodge in Donnybrook.

    You will be based in the South West and work with a multidisciplinary team and have responsibilities for assessing, treating and documenting care plans for residents and overseeing therapy assistants and activity programs. The Occupational Therapist contributes to initial and ongoing clinical assessment and care planning for residents in the areas of daily living activities, independence, safety, comfort, pain management, sleep and behaviour. In the case of complex healthcare and special needs, this may require working with families and a broader healthcare team to implement specialised equipment and/or interventions.

    You may be required to support our registered nurses to complete comprehensive pain assessment, pan management directives and implementation of pain management programs as per ACFI guidelines. In addition, supervise and support the professional development of therapy assistants (and other staff where appropriate) through timely feedback, training and performance review processes
Experience & Skills
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • APHRA registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Membership of the Occupational Therapy Association Australia
  • National Police Clearance Certificate
  • Prior experience working in an Occupational Therapy role in residential care(desirable)
  • Experience in clinical areas of pressure care, pain management, equipment prescription, dementia behaviours, environmental modifications, diversional and recreation based therapies(desirable)
  • Knowledge of aged care standards and funding processes(desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to a team environment, including receiving/giving feedback
  • Ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with aged residents with various impairments and their significant others
  • Time management, prioritization and delegation skills
  • Current First Aid Certificate(desirable)
What's on Offer
  • Part time position, of up to 28 hours per fortnight
  • Flexible work arrangements with option for locum or permanency
  • Competitive salary of up to $42 a hour
  • Hands on training in our CRMS and site-specific practices Applications close 30 June 2019
Practice Type Aged Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Map of South West

South West

The South West region of Western Australia offers great diversity, with beautiful coastal environments adjacent to ancient forests.

The South West region includes the major cities of Mandurah (population 67,000), Bunbury (population 60,000) and Busselton (population 31,000), with other towns including Collie, Manjimup, Harvey, Bridgetown and the well-known wine-growing centre of Margaret River.

The region is well-serviced by doctors and specialists and includes the major health centres in Mandurah (Peel Health Campus) and Bunbury (South West Health Campus). 
The South West is popular as a holiday destination with coastal town populations swelling over the summer holiday periods and the inland areas being popular camping and adventure activity destinations.