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modbury, South Australia, Australia (on-site)
21 days ago
SA Health
Modbury, South Australia, Australia (on-site)
21 days ago


  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Modbury Hospital – Modbury
  • Salary: $86,950 - $100,729 p.a.  – AHP2
  • Temporary Full-Time up until 30 July 2024 (Multiple Positions)

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as an Occupational Therapist within the division of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (ACRPC). This position will facilitate and include a rotation across two service areas, between inpatient units either Rehabilitation or Geriatrics, Rehabilitation in the Home, and Geriatrics in the Home. 

The Occupational Therapist (AHP2) is accountable to the Senior Manager or Nurse Unit Manager for the provision, assessment, and treatment services for adult inpatients and community clients of NALHN which aims to optimise health outcomes. The incumbent will rotate through a series of clinical services as per the ACRPC clinical service unit context.

The Occupational Therapist (AHP2) applies clinical experience, increasing clinical knowledge and professional competence to plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive and integrated services to the needs of clients of NALHN. The Occupational Therapist (AHP2) works under limited direct clinical supervision and may provide direction and support to less experienced Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Assistants, and students.

The Occupational Therapist (AHP2) works collaboratively with the Allied Health multi-disciplinary team and liaises directly with medical and nursing staff of NALHN, and with other community agencies.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventative and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

The Division of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care is predominately based at Modbury Hospital and includes Inpatient units, In the Home Services and the Day Rehabilitation Service. The Rehabilitation programs specialises in amputee, stroke and reconditioning client groups. Each service is unique in their individual rehabilitation program, and clients often transition between multiple service areas across their continuum of care.

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides specialised multidisciplinary rehabilitation services across 3 wards in Modbury Hospital. Each newly renovated ward has its own tailored gymnasium with up-to-date facilities, and shared therapy areas link each ward to its neighbour.

The Rehabilitation in the Home program provides home-based rehabilitation services where clients are seen on a daily basis – mirroring an inpatient service setting but with the added benefit of the client being in their own home environment. Clients also have the option to receive tailored tele-rehabilitation therapy sessions to complement the home visiting service, and connect with their therapists and medical team virtually.

The Geriatrics inpatient units include Geriatric Rehabilitation and Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit, along with Geriatrics in the Home program. All these services offer specialist comprehensive assessment and therapy from Geriatricians, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. Clients who are in the Geriatrics in the Home program receive between one and three home visits per day from members of the multi-disciplinary team, depending on their goals. This service is also designed to mirror an inpatient service setting, but provide specialist geriatric services in the client’s home environment.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression to salary packaging and flexible work arrangements you’ll find there are many benefits working with the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

The position will offer you:

  • An exclusive and unique opportunity to excel across multiple ACRPC service areas
  • A supportive multidisciplinary team environment to develop and extend your clinical knowledge and skills
  • Regular and coordinated formal clinical supervision
  • An inclusive and dynamic culture where staff are valued and appreciated
  • Regular professional development opportunities and allowance up to $2000
  • Attractive salary and salary packaging options
  • Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances) 

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 842779 

Application Closing Date
22nd September 2023 - 11.55PM


 842779 - Occupational Therapist - Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care - Role Description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information


Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

To launch successfully into the role, you will have:

  • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Excellent communication skills, empathy, responsiveness, professionalism, and attention to detail.
  • The ability to apply effective coordinated inter-disciplinary care to the clinical management of complex clients in a rehabilitation or aged care setting.
  • Experience working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to maximise health outcomes. 
  • A passion for supporting and developing less experienced colleagues and coordinating the provision of excellent client care with Allied Health Assistants.

Clinical experience working as an Occupational Therapist in an adult rehabilitation, aged care, or home based setting, is not essential but desirable and would be highly regarded.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • DHS Aged Care Sector Employment Screening

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70677993
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Modbury, South Australia, Australia
  • Company Name For Job: SA Health
  • Position Title: Occupational Therapist - AHP2 Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Job Type: Contract - Full time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $86,950.00 - $100,729.00 (Yearly Salary)

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