About the Client:
They have a practice where they can provide allied health help to everyone and are part of a community. Their work includes private practice, community work and residential aged care for a variety of clients from disability care and NDIS, workplace injuries management, lymphoedema care, hand therapy, splinting, mental health, pressure management, driving assessments, musculoskeletal therapy, hydrotherapy (aquatic physiotherapy), functional capacity evaluation, rehabilitation, falls prevention, in-home care, worksite training and may more.
They have roles in the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Cairns available.
HOURS and REMUNERATION:
Full-time position or permanent part time– 38 hrs per week – M-F 8.30am-4.40pm. This includes periodic weekend and public holiday work. Remuneration is as per your employment contract.
As a GUIDE (these are minimums, rates may be higher depending on qualifications, experience and what candidates bring to the position -if you feel you are worth more they are happy to discuss. They know remuneration is important, but so are guaranteed flexibility, hours and variety of work. They also offer many other rewards other than purely salary and happy to discuss these):
New graduates/overseas OT: $56,000 ($28.34 per hour) gross plus superannuation - total remuneration per annum $61320
Recent graduates: $60,000 ($30.36) gross plus superannuation - $65,700 total remuneration per annum
More experienced OTs: ($35 per hour) $69,160 gross plus superannuation - $75,730.20 total remuneration per annum
Senior OT: $73500 ($37.20 per hour) gross plus superannuation - total remuneration $80,402.50 per annum
The Occupational Therapist will provide Occupational Therapy services within a private practice as well as a community care and residential setting.
Private practice OT work will include EPC, DVA, Workcover, NDIS and private clients with a particular focus on our ageing population and staff who work with ageing clients. Particular areas of practice will include basic hand therapy, splinting, lymphoedema, neurological conditions, rehabilitation, falls prevention, home modification, injury management and prevention.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA AND CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
A successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to perform or be able to competently and rapidly learn:
- Private practice OT skills to treat the clients that present/require management, or the ability to work in with more experienced/skilled OTs.
- To assist the Principal in developing relationships with referrers and stakeholders in the region.
- Delivery of complex pain management under the ACFI (Aged Care Funding Instrument) program (requires therapeutic massage and/or electrotherapy).
- Falls reviews and prevention advice
- Staff education on relevant aspects of elderly care such as positioning post-CVA, pressure area prevention, etc.
- Liaising with doctors, other therapy staff, nursing and care staff on aspects of care for clients
- Clinical note taking
- Group exercise sessions
- Conducting seating, sleeping, and wheelchair seating reviews
- Contracture management
- Community Occupational Therapy referrals
- Professional knowledge and experience in residential and community settings
- Assessments of residential care clients including musculoskeletal, pain, mobility, function.
- Initial assessment of clients including pain review, mobility review, balance testing, sensory testing, perceptual tests, functional reviews.
- Three monthly reviews of residential care clients in terms of mobility, pain, and function.
- Equipment prescription and review in both residential care and in the community including mobility aids, braces and supports, seating and assistive devices for showering, toileting and other ADL’s, pressure area prevention/management devices.
- Home modifications (community referrals)
- Pressure area prevention and management
- Assisting staff members with manual handling of residents including advice on problem solving and injury prevention
- Excellent problem solving ability
- Ability to work well within an allied health team as well as autonomously
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work productively and positively with all internal and external staff and clients
- Capacity to resolve conflicts with residents/staff
- Understanding of principles and practices relating to infection control, workplace harassment, equal employment opportunities, and dealing with indigenous, aged and multicultural clients.
- Effective work with clients with impaired cognition/dementia
- Basic computer skills, use of Excel, Word Suite
- Current open driver’s license and access to a reliable car is essential
- Experience required - New graduates are welcome to apply as are overseas OTs. Private practice skills desirable but not essential as full training provided.
EDUCATIONAL, REGISTRATION AND INDEMNITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy as recognized by AHPRA
- Current registration with AHPRA
- Current and adequate professional indemnity insurance
- Current police check for working with the aged
- Current open driver’s license, ability to drive distances and access to a reliable car are essential.
Interested candidates can contact Pallvi 0434957091 for confidential chat or email pallvihealthcarelink.com.au