Occupational Therapist – Rotational at Department of Health

  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Occupational Therapist – Rotational at Department of Health

To be Tasmanian is to pursue quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You can start your Occupational Therapy career anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of creation and human connection, which feels both old-fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks, and incredible fresh produce crafted by locals. After a hard day at work, you don’t have to sit in traffic for an hour. You decompress with a coastal drive through quaint little towns or put your boots and tell it to the mountain.

Some people surf in the early mornings and weekends, or take painting classes, write novels, sell preserves at the farmers’ market, become a wine connoisseurs. We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and make a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, friendships, and positive lifestyles. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for tens of thousands of years.

We are a close-knit group of 21 in our OT team, a mixture of locals and new Tasmanian adventurers. We rotate across all of the clinical services provided at both the North-West Regional and Mersey Community Hospital’s. We are continuously growing, developing new services and re-designing old ones. It’s an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practise that sees you closely linked to the whole multidisciplinary team. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our culture. Your fellow Allied Health colleagues, as well as the Nursing, Medical and Surgical specialists will rely on you thriving in your work and will be invested in making this a reality. Take a look at the Statement of Duties below for more details.

For more information on becoming an Occupational Therapist North-West Tasmania, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone Lucie, our Manager: or (03) 6493 6188

If you need any more convincing about our beautiful part of the world, here it is North-West Tasmania

Details of Appointment

Multiple permanent, full time, day worker positions working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible (part time negotiable with the successful applicant).

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $72,025 – $102,493 per annum + 10.5% superannuation 

Salary Packaging: You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for up to $5000 of expenses incurred through relocating

Professional Development: $724 per annum entitlement for professional development

  • Salary range is in accordance with the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2022


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

  2. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence.

  2. Post-graduate qualifications relevant to the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

    • crimes of violence

    • sex-related offences

    • serious drug offences

    • crimes involving dishonesty

  2. Identification check

  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

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