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Tasmanian Government

Senior Occupational Therapist (503803) (Multiple Vacancies)

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - Northern Region
Launceston General Hospital

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Allied Health Professional Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2018, Allied Health Professional Level 3
Salary:$90,269 to $100,483 per annum
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North
Location:LGH Charles Street, Launceston


The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

The Launceston General Hospital in northern Tasmania is seeking experienced Senior Occupational Therapists to work as key members of multi-disciplinary teams in acute or sub-acute (rehab) positions. 

Permanent, full time, day work working 76 hours per fortnight. Please note that hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.  Please also note that applications may be considered for fixed term or casual opportunities as they arise.


  • To promote, develop and provide Occupational Therapy (OT) services in accordance with professional standards, best practice and evidence, to a predominately specialist or complex caseload, in order to improve occupational outcomes for patients.
  • To provide clinical direction and professional supervision and support to level 1/2 Occupational Therapists and undergraduate occupational therapy students.
  • To assist with the development of occupational therapy clinical services through planning, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and research activities.

What we can offer:

  • Comprehensive onboarding and ongoing support
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Annual cpd funding through the Allied Health


Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer.  The following checks are to be conducted:
1.  Conviction checks in the following areas:
a)  Crimes of Violence
b)  Sex Related Offences
c)  Serious Drug Offences
d)  Crimes involving dishonesty
2.  Identification check

3.  Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Holds or progressing towards a relevant post graduate qualification

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek more information about specific roles by contacting contact the Discipline Lead, below.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Download File Generic Senior Occupational Therapist HP03 (March 2019) HPRNL (1).pdf
Download File Generic Senior Occupational Therapist HP03 (March 2019) HPRNL (1).doc
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:
Download File Application for Employment (PDF).pdf
Download File Application for Employment (Word).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:
Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
PO Box 1963

For more information

Kerri Roberts
Discipline Lead, Occupational Therapy
Phone: 03 6777 6221

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
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