Occupational Therapist (Rotational) Persistent Pain

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Townsville Hospital and Health Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Temporary
  • Posted:
    10 hours ago
  • Category:
    Government

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

We cover the continuum of healthcare services from advanced, highly specialised, tertiary-level healthcare at the main hospital to secondary and primary-level hospital and community healthcare across 20 facilities. The main facility is located adjacent to one of Queensland’s leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University.

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Townsville region
  • Contact Name: Clare Billett
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 28-JAN-21

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

We are looking for:

  • Clinical Expertise: Demonstrated base level of knowledge and skills in Occupational Therapy within an acute or rehabilitation setting.
  • Clinical Ability: Demonstrated ability to apply established principles to routine Occupational Therapy clinical services including the ability to self-manage both clinical and non-clinical caseload requirements.
  • Team Participation/Communication: Demonstrated ability to participate in a single-discipline or multidisciplinary team under the clinical practice supervision of more senior practitioners.
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability or ability to rapidly acquire the skill to provide guidance and education to students.

About your opportunity

This is a 12-month opportunity to work within the North QLD Persistent Pain Management Service (NQPPMS) within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of allied health, medical and nursing staff. The NQPPMS model of care has a self-management and rehabilitative approach that aims to increase the function and quality of life of people living with persistent pain in conjunction with their primary healthcare providers.

You will be required to provide Occupational Therapy individual and group-based assessments and treatment interventions to clients and their families of the North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service (NQPPMS) on an outpatient basis from within a multi-disciplinary team. This position may involve travel to other health facilities in North Queensland.

Other Requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold at least a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Occupational Therapy, and current registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.
  • Participation will be required in the department’s Clinical On-call service on a rostered basis to work on-call on weekends and public holidays.

Remuneration package of up to $9439 p.m. comprising salary range of $2588.80 to $3805.00 p.f. (HP3), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%). Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (over 320 days/year).

Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic.

Appreciate the country town `feel’ and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville; a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in Northern Australia allows easy access to The Strand and Magnetic Island. Plus, the city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife.