Occupational Therapist | Grade 2 | VIC

VIC, Australia
05 May - 04 Jul 2022

About Monash

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

Monash Health Community’s guiding principle is contemporary person-centered care and proactively supports our community to improve and maintain health, independence and wellbeing by coordinating and providing care across multiple settings while supporting clients to live their best lives.  The Aged and Community Care Program consist of a multi-disciplinary team providing an interdisciplinary service to support frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers.  The program aims to keep the client independent within their community, proactively promoting health and independence, and self-management whilst assisting with timely interventions to prevent deterioration of the condition, and admission to hospital and or residential care 

About the Movement Disorder Program at Monash Health The Monash Health Movement Disorders Program at the Kingston Centre is dedicated to the provision of a world class health service for people with Parkinson’s disease, or other movement disorders, their caregiver and family. The Movement Disorders Program includes a multidisciplinary team of experts who provide assessment, treatment, advice and support for every stage of the journey, from the early years to the later years of living with Parkinson’s disease. The Movement Disorder Program offers inpatient services, outpatient clinic appointments and community visits. The research department of the program, the Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait, works closely with the clinicians across the program to ensure the services offered are based on current evidence thereby ensuring best care for our clients. 


About the Falls and Balance Clinic 

The Falls and Balance clinic is a specialist diagnostic clinic that offers assessment, diagnosis, intervention, education, advice, and support for clients experiencing falls or balance problems. 

The main aim of the clinic is to provide clients with an individualised assessment to determine the main risk factors associated with falls where the cause has previously been complex or unclear. Following this assessment, a care plan is established which may include individualised falls prevention strategies, recommendations regarding medical management and/or further investigations, and referrals onto relevant community services and group programs for ongoing strength and balance training in addition to implementation of falls prevention strategies and management. 

The clinic provides a multidisciplinary assessment with input from physiotherapy, occupational therapy and geriatrician. This may include, telehealth, home visit or in clinic assessments depending on the clinical need of the client. 

About the role 

The Specialist Clinics at Kingston Centre are looking for a either a Grade 2 Occupational Therapist, or experienced Grade 1 Occupational Therapist, to join our Movement Disorder and Falls and Balance Clinics. This full time role is temporary until 12/10/2022. 

You will be responsible for providing care to patients and family members within both the Movement Disorder and Falls and Balance Clinics as part of the multidisciplinary team. This is a unique position offering rare and invaluable experience in these two specialist services. You will be well supported by the highly experienced Grade 3 Occupational Therapist. 

You will work collaboratively within the high functioning, passionate and supportive teams. You will be responsible for the provision of comprehensive multidisciplinary assessments and occupational therapy services to patients and their families/carers to enable them to maintain optimal independence, provide targeted education and evidenced-based strategies, and facilitate access to appropriate community services and support.   

These services can take place in a client’s home, in the clinic setting and/or by telehealth.  

This position is based at Kingston Centre but may be required to work at any of the Monash Health sites. 

Monash Health employee benefits: 

  • Salary packaging 
  • Discounted banking (BankVic) 
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars 

Monash Health will offer: 

  • Friendly and supportive culture 
  • Opportunity to experience various teams 
  • On-going supervision and professional development 

How to Apply 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles. 

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered. 

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org. 

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include: 

  • reference checks; 
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months; 
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and 
  • proof of immunisation. 

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made. 

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses. 

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov. 

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