Occupational Therapist

  • : Central Adelaide Local Health Network
  • : 22-Oct-2020
  • : All Adelaide SA

Internal ▪ Operationally reports to the Team Manager. ▪ Professionally reports to the Principal Occupational Therapist through the Senior Occupational Therapist. ▪ Will engage in professional clinical supervision with the Senior Occupational Therapist. ▪ Accepts direction from the Consultant Psychiatrist in care planning when diagnostic ambiguity and conflicting clinical opinion are affecting ongoing consumer care. ▪ Maintains close collaborative working relationships with the multi-disciplinary team. ▪ With support, provide direction and work collaboratively with OT Allied Health Assistants as required External ▪ Builds and maintains relationships with other mental health teams and services, aged care services, primary health care to ensure an integrated service delivery.. ▪ Challenges associated with Role: Major challenges currently associated with the role include: ▪ SA Health is experiencing a time of change. The incumbent is expected to participate in change initiatives and be open to feedback. ▪ Working with levels of complexity in mental health consumer presentations Delegations:  Budget: Salaries and wages: None Goods and services: None  Delegations HR Delegation None Procurement Delegation None Financial Delegation None Resilience: ▪ SA Health employees persevere to achieve goals, stay calm under pressure and are open to feedback. Performance Development The incumbent will be required to participate in the organisation’s Performance Review & Development Program which will include a regular review of the incumbent’s performance against the responsibilities and key result areas associated with their position and a requirement to demonstrate appropriate behaviours which reflect a commitment to SA Health values and strategic directions. 5 of 13 General Requirements: Managers and staff are required to work in accordance with the Code of Ethics for South Australian Public Sector, Directives, Determinations and Guidelines, and legislative requirements including but not limited to: • Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and when relevant WHS Defined Officers must meet due diligence requirements. • Return to Work Act 2014 (SA), facilitating the recovery, maintenance or early return to work of employees with work related injury / illness. • Meet immunisation requirements as outlined by the Immunisation Guidelines for Health Care Workers in South Australia Policy Directive. • Equal Employment Opportunities (including prevention of bullying, harassment and intimidation). • Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017– Notification of Abuse or Neglect. • Disability Discrimination. • Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA). • Information Privacy Principles Instruction. • Code of Fair Information Practice. • Relevant Awards, Enterprise Agreements, Public Sector Act 2009, Health Care Act 2008, and the SA Health (Health Care Act) Human Resources Manual. • Relevant Australian Standards. • Duty to maintain confidentiality. • Smoke Free Workplace. • To value and respect the needs and contributions of SA Health Aboriginal staff and clients, and commit to the development of Aboriginal cultural competence across all SA Health practice and service delivery. • Applying the principles of the South Australian Government’s Risk Management Policy to work as appropriate. • The SA Health workforce contributes to the safety and quality of patient care by adhering to the South Australian Charter of Health Care Rights, understanding the intent of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and participating in quality improvement activities as necessary. Handling of Official Information: • By virtue of their duties, SA Health employees frequently access, otherwise deal with, and/or are aware of, information that needs to be treated as confidential. • SA Health employees will not access or attempt to access official information, including confidential patient information other than in connection with the performance by them of their duties and/or as authorised. • SA Health employees will not misuse information gained in their official capacity. • SA Health employees will maintain the integrity and security of official or confidential information for which they are responsible. Employees will also ensure that the privacy of individuals is maintained and will only release or disclose information in accordance with relevant legislation, industrial instruments, policy, or lawful and reasonable direction. White Ribbon: SA Health has a position of zero tolerance towards men’s violence against women in the workplace and the broader community. In accordance with this, the incumbent must at all times act in a manner that is nonthreatening, courteous, and respectful and will comply with any instructions, policies, procedures or guidelines issued by SA Health regarding acceptable workplace behaviour. 6 of 13 Special Conditions: Special Conditions • Appointed as part of the Allied Health Professional Practice Program where the incumbent may be required to work at any site of mental health services. • An orientation program and regular learning and development training days will be offered throughout the program. • Formal evaluation reviews will be conducted during each placement/s • It is mandatory that no person, whether or not currently working in SA Health, will be eligible for appointment to a position in SA Health unless they have obtained a satisfactory Background Screening and National Criminal History Clearance. • Prescribed Positions under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017) must obtain a satisfactory Working with Children Check through the Dept of Human Services (DHS) Screening Unit • Criminal and Relevant History Screening must be renewed every 3 years thereafter from date of issue for ‘Prescribed Positions’ under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 or ‘Approved Aged Care Provider Positions’ as defined under the Accountability Principles 2014 pursuant to the Aged Care Act 2007 (Cth). • Appointment is subject to immunisation risk category requirements. There may be ongoing immunisation requirements that must be met. • Depending on work requirements the incumbent may be transferred to other locations across SA Health to perform work appropriate to classification, skills and capabilities either on a permanent or temporary basis subject to relevant provisions of the Public Sector Act 2009 for Public Sector employees or the SA Health (Health Care Act) Human Resources Manual for Health Care Act employees. • The incumbent may be required to participate in Counter Disaster activities including attendance, as required, at training programs and exercises to develop the necessary skills required to participate in responses in the event of a disaster and/or major incident. • Hours of duty will be in accordance with provisions of the South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017. • Required to comply with and meet SA Health’s credentialing requirements including participating in supervision and continuing professional development. • Must seek supervision and professional development activities to meet the profession’s standards, consistent with AASW requirements. • Some out of hours work may be required. • Must have a current driver’s license and be willing to drive. • Will be required to travel between locations and work within community settings and within the consumer’s own environment within the metropolitan region.


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Allied Health Practice
Job Title
Occupational Therapist
Salary / Pay Type
Salary / Pay Range
$70k to $80k
Start timeframe
Posted By
Central Adelaide Local Health Network
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Candidate Criteria
Highest Education
All Adelaide SA
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