First listed on: 08 November 2018

Head of Occupational Therapy Department SCH 

Head of Occupational Therapy - Randwick


Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Are you committed to improving the outcomes of children and families? Are you an experienced leader and manager of Occupational Therapy Services? A fantastic opportunity exists to lead and manage a team of occupational therapists providing services to children and their families at Sydney Children's Hospital. You will work with your team and the multidisciplinary teams in SCHN to improve health outcomes for children and their families.

What you'll be doing

The occupational therapist will provide clinical services to inpatients and/or outpatients referred to Occupational Therapy. The occupational therapist will provide evidence based care within a multidisciplinary and family centred context, and utilise holistic occupational therapy models of care. Participation and leadership is expected in ongoing education, teaching, research, evidence based practice and quality improvement activities.

The Level 4 Occupational Therapist will contribute to the leadership of:

  • Planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy services.
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and practice guidelines for patient care.
  • Consultation to services relevant to the patient population.

More about the role:

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Lvl 5
Remuneration: 114112 - 116966
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ74526
Location: Randwick

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.                                               

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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Applications Close: 22/11/2018

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