Occupational Therapist I Monash Health

Victoria
25 Aug - 24 Oct 2021

  • Transition Care Program
  • Predominantly based at Cranbourne and Hallam
  • Utilise your Occupational Therapy experience in this exciting Grade 2 role
  • Work in both the bed-based and community setting

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

The Transition Care Program (TCP) is a major policy initiative between the State and Commonwealth Governments.

The TCP aims to minimise the number of older people experiencing inappropriate extended hospital lengths of stay, being prematurely admitted to residential care and/or prevent unnecessary presentations or admission to the Emergency Department. The program provides short term support and active management for older people at the interface of the acute/subacute and aged care (i.e. Community and residential) sector. The program is goal orientated to optimise the patient’s functional capacity and to finalise and access their longer term care arrangements or maintenance at home.

The TCP can be provided as a bed based or as a home based service. By offering case management, low intensity therapy and personal support, TCP allows older people more time and support in a non-hospital environment to complete their restorative processes, optimise their functional capacity and finalise their long term care arrangements.    

About the Role

The TCP Occupational Therapist will work closely and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, the Senior Clinicians and the TCP Manager to provide clinical care to the TCP clients across both the bed-based and home-based settings.

The Occupational Therapist will work closely with the local team to deliver quality services to clients through strong clinical expertise. The acts as a resource person on Occupational Therapy matters to other team members. The position aims to provide a flexible and responsive service that works to meet each client’s identified Transition Care goals. The Occupational Therapist has extensive knowledge of community services and the residential aged care sector and has highly developed skills in working with carers and families. The position involves working across TCP’s Home Based/Community Program and the Bed Based Program.

About You:

  • Highly developed expertise in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience working in a health-related field and/or acute inpatient, rehabilitation, TCP, community or aged care
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative, work independently and also work as a team member within the interdisciplinary team
  • Experience working within the public healthcare sector
  • Dynamic and flexible

What you need:

  • Relevant Degree
  • Current registrations

How to Apply

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

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Any Queries, please contact:

Craig Patel: 0429 897 399

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