Community Rehab Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy - Mount Isa

Job Classification
Occupational Therapists
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
mount isa QLD 4825
Posted By
Health Workforce

Proposed Commencement Date: 25-04-2022
Practice Information:
As an integral part of our dynamic and innovative team, you will facilitate service-learning programs in collaboration with local community-based organisations. With a mission to lead excellence in remote, rural and Indigenous Health, you will provide clinical supervision to undergraduate Occupational Therapy students, engage with local stakeholders and support inter-professional learning in a remote context. Based out of Mount Isa, you will be required to travel to remote communities and demonstrate an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Position Description:

  • Position Number: 6000015135
  • Division:  Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
  • Campus Location:  Mount Isa
  • Classification:  Academic Level B
  • Fraction:  100%
  • Reports To: Senior Academic Lead - Allied Health
  • Number of positions supervised: Directly - 2

Overview of Position: 
North West Community Rehab is an innovative community rehabilitation service for people who have a neurological or age-related condition led by MCRRH and developed collaboratively with North West Hospital & Health Service, North and West Remote Health, and the North Queensland Community Rehabilitation. The project delivers a periodic student assisted, inter-professional rehabilitation service for people in North West Queensland, based in Mount Isa. The project is funded by North West Hospital and Health Service. The position provides an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to work collaboratively with academics, students, services and health professionals to further develop an effective and sustainable service-learning model of Community Rehab in outback QLD. The project aims to provide:

  • Innovative and responsive community rehabilitation services in Mount Isa
  • Vertically integrated inter-professional education to produce a skilled allied health and rehab work ready workforce in remote and Aboriginal health contexts
  • An evidence base for continuous service improvement.

The Clinical lead - OT will work closely with partner organizations and stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes.
Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide strategic clinical leadership for the North West Community Rehab Program
  • Supervise students
  • Monitor and provide progressive reports for contract and service agreements
  • Manage collaborating and partner organizations engagement
  • Manage student and staff recruitment, orientation and support for Community Based Rehab sessions
  • Promote, triage and allocate service referrals
  • Oversee collection, collation and storage of rehab client data, communication with referring practitioners, services and clients
  • Contribute to the evidence base of innovative models of interdisciplinary service learning
  • Contribute to the achievement of Murtupuni Centre for Rural and Remote Health KPIs and mission.
  • Generic Accountabilities: 
    There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.
  • The Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapy is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  • The Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapy is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  • The Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapy is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.
  • After Hours Requirements: No
    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Postgraduate qualifications in a related field or equivalent and a recognised Occupational Therapy Qualification
    • Demonstrated experience as a specialist or generalist allied health professional in remote and/or Indigenous contexts
    • Evidence of teaching ability, including a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a North West Queensland health professional education and health service environment
    • Demonstrated experience in service-learning community rehabilitation
    • Demonstrated experience in project management
    • Evidence of leadership in education in the university and/or professional setting.
    • Demonstrated interdisciplinary skills in relevant areas of education and / or health service delivery.
    • Established links with appropriate educational organisations and personnel
    • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with cultural diversity in a small team.
    About Mount Isa:
    The city of Mount Isa is ideally situated in Queensland’s vast North West in arid, and romantic, Outback Australia. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback’, Mount Isa is a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions. Nestled among the ochre red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry being home to one the most productive single mines and the southern hemisphere’s largest rodeo. It’s grown from strength to strength over the years but the harsh picturesque landscape has barely changed, becoming one of the main draw-cards for visitors each year. Mount Isa has ample places to fish, camp or relax and enjoy an outback sunset. The rugged terrain is a four-wheel-driver’s haven, and visitors can explore the region just as the pioneers of the region did many years ago. The twin jewels in Mount Isa’s crown are the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and the neighbouring, world heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields. Population 18678.

    How to Apply
    Please apply by visiting the careers at JCU website (https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-at-jcu/vacancies) and applying for vacancy reference – 17749.


Job Type
Business Type
Community Health Service
Job Title
Community Rehab Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapy - Mount Isa
Salary / Pay Details
Posted By
Health Workforce
Job Reference
JOB -10003062
mount isa QLD 4825
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