COVID-19 Employment Opportunities

OTA has been contacted by various health services across the country to share information about current vacancies and expressions of interest, please see below for state and territory specific details. We will continue to update this page as more requests are received. 


Sally Ranford, Profession Lead for Occupational Therapy, acting on behalf of the Canberra Health Services’ Office of the Director of Allied Health, seeks your assistance in identifying any OTs including those in the private and NGO sector who might have relevant skills and experience in the provision of occupational therapy services to people in ICU, the Emergency Department and/or in respiratory settings.

This request for expressions of interest is being made in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and CHS is looking to build surge capacity in the various allied health workforces over the coming months.  

If you fall into one of the categories listed below and have skills, experience and/or interest in supporting the response to COVID-19 could you please complete this spreadsheet and send back to by cob Tuesday 31 March.

  • work in private practice,
  • are recently retired but have maintained AHPRA registration
  • are registered but not currently working
  • work in an NGO

Sally advises that CHS is looking to build a pool of casual OTs who could be called upon if and when required.  This would be an employment arrangement and interested OTs would be paid as casual employees at a Health Professional Officer classification commensurate with their experience. There would be no obligation to respond to a request if at the time their circumstances or availability had changed.

Any queries can be forwarded to Sally either by email or by phone 0400 447 303.


NSW Health Workforce EOI Portal
The NSW Ministry of Health is working to strengthen the state’s health services workforce during the COVID-19 response. To streamline this process across the state, NSW Health is centrally coordinating the participation of allied health professionals. These processes will be coordinated through the online NSW Health Workforce Expression of Interest (EOI) Portal

The online portal enables individuals and organisations to express their interest in supporting the COVID-19 response. This portal is now live. The Ministry has engaged Randstad to monitor and assess the EOI applications. Randstad will provide NSW Health with a central database of workers who are available for deployment as required by NSW Health organisations based on matching to geographic area and skills.

The portal will not duplicate local recruitment processes and Local Health Districts/ Specialty Health Networks initiatives should continue to proceed. The portal will provide extra support during periods of heightened workforce demand or to fill workforce gaps anticipated during this time.

Applicants are asked questions about professional registration, clinical and non-clinical experience, specialties as well as basic demographic information. The portal complements the AHPRA pandemic sub-register to support nurses, midwives, doctors and pharmacists to return to practice under limited registration. It also gives organisations the opportunity to submit information regarding their capacity and availability to assist with any additional workforce demands.

Western Sydney Local Health District
Casual Pool Allied Health Professional Levels 1/2 (COVID-19)

Casual Pool Allied Health Professional Level 3 (COVID-19)

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. 

Recruits to the casual pool will need to be willing to work across multiple sites/facilities within WSLHD to support service continuity in response to demand due to the need to surge and backfill allied health workforce.


Please view the links below for information on NT allied health re-deployment pools

NT Gov jobs list -

Agency Pool – Darwin – HAYS

Agency pool – Alice springs

Adult Allied Health Team in Alice Springs are still looking for OT’s:


Covid-19 Expressions of Interest in working for Queensland Health during the response to Covid-19. Be a part of a state-wide talent pool accessible by hiring managers across Queensland Health for employment consideration.

Visit their recruitment page for more information


Please follow the links below for information on current opportunities


Are you interested in working within the Victorian health system as part of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19)? If you believe you have the drive and skills to help deliver quality health services that are safe and responsive for Victoria, then express your interest via this link.


WA Health is enhancing its workforce capacity in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a recruitment pool and appointments will be for an initial period of 6mths with the possibility of a further extension of up to 6 mths.

More information: Various regional WA applications

More information: Various Perth Metropolitan applications

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