Occupational Therapists

Dates: Ongoing

Description

We are seeking Occupational Therapists to provide high quality and best practice occupational therapy assessments and intervention for elderly Australians in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or in-home setting.

Your primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • equipment prescription, stroke rehabilitation and lymphedema management
  • diligently applying stipulated infection control measures and strategies
  • enhancing the dignity, integrity, rights and confidentiality of residents and their families
  • complying with the RACF documentation standards
  • understanding and adhering to RACF guidelines, principles, policies and procedures, OH&S and work practices
  • complying with all privacy legislation requirements and relevant confidentiality policies when communicating information pertaining to residents, team members and the operations of the RACF
  • accurately reporting any incidents, hazards and near misses in a timely and professional manner and in accordance with OH&S reporting procedures of Aspen Aged Healthcare and the RACF
  • taking care of your own health and safety and others in the workplace.

Experience and Qualifications Required

Mandatory

  • eligible to work in Australia
  • current police and Working with Vulnerable People checks or preparedness to apply prior to deployment
  • completion of the Australian Government’s online Infection Control Training COVID-19 module and other modules as required by Aspen Aged Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy), Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy or postgraduate Master of Occupational Therapy equivalent from a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) accredited institution
  • current unrestricted registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • current Occupational Therapy Australia membership
  • minimum 2 years of relevant clinical experience
  • compassion and commitment to providing continuity of care to elderly residents impacted by the COVID19 outbreak
  • flexibility and preparedness to learn on the job and work in a fast-evolving environment
  • commitment to personal safety and the safety of residents and all other stakeholders
  • ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion.

Desired

  • minimum 250 hours of relevant clinical experience in the last 12 months
  • 30 hours of relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within the past 12 months, providing a maximum of 3 years’ evidence
  • evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) with a practical component.

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