Occupational Therapist - Alice Springs Hospital

Location: Alice Springs Hospital
Salary: $86,204 - $103,377
Closing Date: 15 February 2023

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Alice Springs Hospital are looking for an experienced occupational therapist to deliver high quality, culturally appropriate and effective occupational therapy services within NT Health.  The primary objective is to deliver high quality, culturally appropriate and effective occupational therapy (OT) services within NT Health. NT Health provides integrated allied health services in a variety of service settings including acute and sub-acute care, primary health care, aged care and mental health. Currently seeking applicants in the following areas: occupational therapy.

 Key duties and responsibilities

1. Provide timely, clinically and culturally appropriate OT services under minimal supervision within a multidisciplinary framework 

2. Provide feedback to senior staff and management on program and clinical issues 

3. Provide clinical/professional supervision and/or support to students and relevant staff 

4. Prioritise and manage a caseload within a dynamic and evolving work environment to ensure timelines and health outcomes are met 

5. Co-ordinate and/or contribute to continuous quality improvement and service development activities at a local or regional level to ensure delivery of contemporary OT services 

6. Contribute to the achievement of work unit goals and key performance indicators 

7. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces 

8. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary work practices and role modelling behaviour in accordance with NT Health values

Selection criteria -  Essential

  1. Relevant qualifications in OT that meets membership eligibility requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 
  2. Post graduate experience in providing contemporary, high level clinical OT services in a hospital setting, to patients and families/carers 
  3. Demonstrated awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and proven experience in working effectively with patients and families/carers of diverse cultural and social backgrounds 
  4. Well-developed communication, interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict management skills, with experience working in a team environment to achieve positive health outcomes 
  5. Demonstrated ability to provide clinical supervision of students and/or staff and a commitment to professional development 
  6. Proven ability to implement and complete continuous quality improvement and service development activities
  7. Proven ability to efficiently and effectively manage a high volume workload


  1.  Post-graduate qualifications or experience in clinical education, leadership / management or speciality practice area

Further information

Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.  For immunisation requirements - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances) or Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances), check with contact person for requirements.

For more information and to apply: Jobs - Occupational Therapist (nt.gov.au)

Contact: Tahlia Koh on 08 89517777 or tahlia.koh@nt.gov.au