Occupational Therapist - Community Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services

Occupational Therapist
Western NSW Local Health District
REQ51221 Requisition #
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To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria
  1. A bachelor or post graduate degree in Occupational Therapy with current authority to practice as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2, and a licence to drive in NSW with the ability to drive occasionally for work purposes.
  2. Knowledge of relevant contemporary MHDA practice, rural service provision and practical application of relevant MHDA legislation and policy.
  3. Demonstrated proficient written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Extensive specialist or broad generalist knowledge, clinical proficiency and ability to work with minimal supervision, and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own work / caseload and deliver care with integrity and accountability.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead planning and evaluation of team activities, and the ability to provide and coordinate staff and student supervision.
  8. Ability and willingness to work shifts, on a rotating roster, including weekends and public holidays.

Need more information?
This is a re-advertised position. If you are a previous applicant who wishes to re-apply please note you will need to update your original submission. You can do this by logging in to your account and clicking on the “My Submissions” icon. Please advise the Hiring Manager once you have completed this step.
Targeted Role
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply to this role. For more information please contact Ashleigh Knight or Katelyn Atkinson on (02) 6882 8100, ashleigh.knight@aes.org.au or katelyn.atkinson@aes.org.au at the Dubbo Western NSW Area Office. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website http://bit.ly/WNSWLHDSteppingUp.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.
Merit Selection
NSW Health follows a merit-based recruitment and selection process per Policy Directive PD2017_040. To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit: http://bit.ly/WNSWLHDApplicationSupport

Working Visas
Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (permanent and temporary) in the near future.

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