Allied Health Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapy - James Cook University

Location: Mount Isa or Cloncurry
Salary: $95,937 - $113,201 + 17% Super
Closing Date: 30 October 2022

Are you an accredited Occupational Therapist with an adventurous spirit and a passion to make a difference to the health of those living in rural, regional and remote Queensland? 

We offer an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lead in Occupational Therapy ($95,937 - $113,201) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU).   A fixed-term appointment to December 2024, this position can be based in Mount Is or Cloncurry.

  •  Lead excellence in remote, rural, and indigenous health
  • Fixed term contract to 31 December 2024
  • Amazing chance to experience the great people and landscapes of Australia’s Outback


As an integral part of our dynamic and innovative team, you will facilitate service-learning programs in collaboration with local community-based organisations.  With a mission to lead excellence in remote, rural and Indigenous Health, you will provide clinical supervision to undergraduate Occupational Therapy students, engage with local stakeholders, and support inter-professional learning in a remote context. Based in North Western Qld, you will be required to travel to remote communities and work in non clinical environments such as day-cares, schools and aged care facilities and communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Service learning is an innovative approach to remote service provision and workforce development.  It delivers student-assisted, periodic, interprofessional services for adults and children in areas of high or unmet need as identified by service providers and community.


With an adventurous spirit and a recognised registration as an Occupational Therapist, you will have experience in service-learning community rehabilitation and can demonstrate a passion, experience, and capacity for student support and teaching.  Your ability to engage, influence and collaborate effectively across organizations, professions and regions will see you improve access to occupational therapy services and contribute to the centre’s primary goal to improve the health of rural and remote populations.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to move away from a traditional clinical role, work with Indigenous people, experience rural QLD and be fully supported to further your career through academic endeavours such as a postgrad, masters, or PhD.


The James Cook University Murtupuni Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MCRRH) is part of a national network of federally funded university departments of rural health and is headquartered in Mount Isa with nodes in Cloncurry and Longreach.


JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • flexible working arrangements
  • 25 hour working week
  • five weeks annual recreation leave with cash out annual leave and time in lieu options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • relocation and accommodation assistance provided
  • opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities


Please apply by visiting the careers at JCU website and applying for vacancy reference – 18036

If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Linda Ford on 0436849698 or via email