Occupational Therapy Head of Department

Allied Health Management
REQ143045 Requisition #
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To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. A bachelor or post graduate degree in Occupational Therapy with current authority to practice as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to manage the delivery of complex health services and manage staff across a wide range of clinical backgrounds.
  3. Demonstrated highly proficient written, verbal, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  4. Ability to efficiently prioritise, organise own workload and manage competing priorities.
  5. Current knowledge and understanding of issues relating to rural allied health service delivery.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead and drive quality outcomes in relation to leadership, accountability, performance, workforce culture and people management within the District Living Well Together Framework.
  7. A current license to drive in NSW.

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Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Ashleigh Knight from the AES on (02) 6882 8100 or via email ashleigh.knight@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Working visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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