Position Details
Reference Number 13020
Position Title Casual Occupational Therapist
Employment Status Casual
Entity St Andrews War Memorial Hospital
Enterprise Agreement AH - Allied Health Enterprise Agreement - Allied Health - Level 2
AH - Allied Health Enterprise Agreement - Allied Health - Level 3
Position Summary
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Casual 

UnitingCare Health is one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland and is a service group of UnitingCare Queensland. The hospital group is a major provider of healthcare services which operates almost 1000 licensed hospital beds and employs over 4200 people.


St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is a 250 bed facility in Spring Hill. Facilities at St Andrew’s include 15 theatres, three cardiology catheter laboratories, endoscopy suites, an intensive care unit and emergency centre. St Andrew’s is a world leader in patient outcomes for many of our specialties. We achieve this by attracting the best staff and medical practitioners and carefully auditing and improving on the outcomes of our treatments.


Allied Health provides inpatient, ambulatory and outpatient services.  Allied Health comprises of support staff and health professionals from Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Nursing and Psychology.


Reporting to the Head of Occupational Therapy, the Occupational Therapist will be responsible for: 

  • Delivering high quality Occupational Therapy clinical services across a number of clinical areas in accordance with professional and ethical standards and UCH policies and procedures;
  • Managing a routine caseload, seeking assistance for high acuity or complex cases and demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills;
  • Applying clinical judgment, knowledge and skills to Occupational Therapy tasks and decision making, commensurate with the required level of clinical experience;
  • Contributing to the development and/or review of clinical practices, procedures and protocols using best evidence and the principles of continuous quality improvement;
  • Applying up to date knowledge of the current evidence and contributing to clinical research activities which inform evidence based practice;
  • Actively contributing to the Allied Health Clinical Governance Framework by undertaking quality assurance activities as directed by the head of Occupational Therapy. 

Ideally, the successful applicant will demonstrate the following criteria: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy;
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or appropriate professional body;   
  • Demonstrated, relevant post graduate experience in a comparable (acute hospital or ambulatory service)  setting;
  • Demonstrated  clinical knowledge, experience and skills in Occupational Therapy;
  • Experience in implementing evidence based clinical services;
  • Sound knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety and clinical risk management;
  • Sound level of computer literacy in Microsoft application. 

Working as part of the UnitingCare Health team, our staff enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including: 

  • Friendly values based environment;
  • Generous salary packaging options;
  • Exciting career paths in both clinical and leadership streams;
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities including Post graduate leaderships programs;
  • Flexible working arrangements. 

For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Karen Armstrong, Operations Manager – Allied Health at Karen.Armstrong@uchealth.com.au.  


To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process and quote the following reference number – 13020.


We look forward to receiving your applications by Thursday 1st June 2017.

Selection Criteria Essential: Current unconditional registration with AHPRA
Essential: Degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognised tertiary institution
Essential: Recent experience in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation hospital setting
Contact Person Karen Armstrong
Contact Number 0438167134
Contact Email karen.armstrong@uchealth.com.au
Alternate Contact Person Wendy Noyce
Alternate Contact Number 0439 131 716
Alternate Contact Email wendy.noyce@uchealth.com.au
Closing Date 01/06/2017
Position Description
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