First listed on: 14 April 2024

Level 3 Occupational Therapist - Upper Limb

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Lvl 3
Remuneration: 108595 - 112114 full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ482331

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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Additional Information:
•    An eligibility list may be created for future permanent part time and temporary part time vacancies. 

An opportunity exists for an experienced occupational therapist/hand therapist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  This position works within a team of therapists providing hand therapy services for acute trauma, and to tertiary level specialist clinics for upper limb management.  

Days of work need to include Friday, other days by negotiation.

What you'll be doing
The occupational therapist will provide clinical services to inpatients and/or outpatients referred for 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 3 occupational therapist will contribute at an advanced level to:
  • Planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy services.
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and practice guidelines for patient care.
  • Liaison with community based services relevant to the patient population.
Please see attached statement of clinical responsibilities for the identified position.  
  1. Recognised qualification in Occupational Therapy and AHPRA registration
  2. Significant postgraduate experience relevant to the identified clinical position
  3. Demonstrated advanced level of clinical skills relevant to the identified clinical position
  4. Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills, time management skills and proven success in multidisciplinary team settings
  5. Demonstrated ability to meet supervision needs of students and/or less experienced staff
  6. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and evaluation of service delivery improvement activities
  7. Drivers Licence

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.

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 refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases for vaccination requirements.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA).

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website 

NSWHealth is committed to child safety in line with the Child Safe Standards

Applicants holding visas with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable local applicant is identified.

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

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description and Statement of Duties
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Sarah Baxter on

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on

For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 03/05/2024

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