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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 26595
Position Title Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location Frankston Hospital
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• Mornington Peninsula Location
• Salary Packaging Benefits

About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary
The Senior Occupational Therapist will be responsible for fostering clinical excellence in Occupational Therapy services across the Mental Health program at Peninsula Health. They will be considered an expert in the field and will motivate and inspire others. They will be a leader in building and contributing to knowledge in their area of specialty or designated responsibility through direct service provision, supervision and evidence based research.

Key Responsibilities
• Demonstrate expertise in the provision of occupational therapy services to patients/clients of the Mental Health service.
• Provide strong day-to-day professional support, and direction to occupational therapy staff to ensure high quality clinical care, facilitate patient flow and optimal patient outcomes.
• Lead the professional governance and clinical leadership of Occupational Therapy staff in Mental Health with support from the Head of Occupational Therapy.
• In collaboration with relevant managers, ensure provision of evidence based, best practice occupational therapy to the highest professional standards.

Essential Criteria
• Current registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA)
• Post Graduate Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Management, Research or Public Health (or significant gains in working towards same).
• Extensive clinical knowledge, skills and experience in Occupational Therapy in mental health.
• Extensive experience providing clinical and operational supervision of staff performance issues.

• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Career development opportunities
• Supportive team environment

How to apply
To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

Other Information
• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
• Peninsula Health ensures the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living with a disability and will conduct an additional pre-employment check prior to making an offer of employment to a potential employee. This safeguard strengthens existing pre-employment screening processes to better protect people with disability who access disability services.

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Selection Criteria Desirable: Are you a member of Occupational Therapy Australia?
Essential: Do you have current registration with AHPRA?
Essential: Do you have a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Management, Research or Public Health (or significant gains in working towards same)?
Contact Person Bronwyn Lawman
Contact Number 97847101
Closing Date 14/01/2020
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