Strengthen the care in your community as an Occupational Therapist.
To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1/2
Remuneration: $65,778.00 – $95,298.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Location: Bathurst NSW
Bathurst Health Service
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to join an energetic and enthusiastic team of Occupational Therapists for a position with a varied caseload.
The Occupational Therapy Department at Bathurst Hospital is a group of friendly, enthusiastic and innovative therapists and Allied Health Assistant who are welcoming and willing to foster growth and development in their colleagues.
We work in ED, ICU, acute and rehabilitation wards, outpatients (Hand and Lymphoedema, Paediatric & Osteoarthritis Chronic care program), community and sub acute outreach to nearby towns.
This year we are excited to be implementing an ambulatory rehabilitation program and a medical assessment unit within our medical ward, including a new weekend service. There is opportunity for Level 1 /2 positions to rotate through key areas.
We enjoy strong relationships with our Allied Health colleagues and multidisciplinary teams. We participate in the supervision of undergraduate Occupational Therapy University students.
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered.
Where you’ll be working:
Bathurst Health Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.
Located less than 3 hours drive from Sydney, Bathurst Health Service is a major rural referral hospital where you can bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope through development & experience, and fast track your career.
A 100 bed facility Bathurst Health Service provides a range of inpatient and ambulatory care services including general medical and surgical, maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, rehabilitation, critical care, mental health, renal dialysis, oncology, palliative care, hospital in the home and diagnostic services.
The staff at Bathurst Health Service talk about its perfect size for education and experience to further careers, the mentoring and support received, and the inclusive, collaborative, people-focused culture. They enjoy the challenge, the ability to shape the future of rural health and the positive impact they make on the lives of those in our communities. We don’t pretend it will always be easy, but we do promise it will always be extremely rewarding.
Bathurst is close enough to the big smoke but far away enough to keep its unique regional and pastoral feel. Its heritage streetscape reflects its rich history, intertwined with a first class entertainment centre, internationally famous events, art galleries, museums and a thriving social, food and wine scene. Coffee is great too!
See more about Bathurst here in the Bathurst Region Website. Learn more about Bathurst and why our staff love working here by watching our Bathurst Health Service video.
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.
Some of the benefits of working with us include:
- Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
- Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career.
- Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
- Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
- Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
- Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.
How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.
Candidates should note we are unable to sponsor working visas for this position.
Applications will close 24 August 2022 – 11:59pm.
For role related enquiries, please reach out to Melissa Monge on
(02) 6330 5131 or [email protected]
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.