An exciting opportunity has become available for a Social Worker to work on a Permanent Part Time basis a minimum of 12 hours per fortnight at Cairns Private Hospital.
About the Role
Ramsay Health Plus is a multi-disciplinary team that provides care to both in-patients and outpatients. This team consists of highly competent allied health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapist, psychologists, social workers, dietitians and speech pathologists.
In this role you will provide high quality, direct social work services to both inpatients and outpatients of the hospital. This will include providing personal counselling, discharge planning, community follow-up and working with families and support persons with the patients adjustment period.
Flexible working practices available
To be successful you will be a compassionate professional with excellent communication skills. You will demonstrate good professional reasoning and sound judgment in decision making considering implications and long-term patient impact. You will strive to deliver quality patient care and exceed our customer expectations.
You will also demonstrate;
- Degree in Social Work and be an accredited Social Worker
- Previous experience in a similar role
- Be an accredited member of AASW (desirable)
- Proven ability to work independently within a diverse clinical team
- Demonstrated excellent organisational skills and effective communication skills
- Flexible work practices to best match your work/life balance
- Professional Development – Grow your career across our national network!
- Employee assistance program
- Industry discounts across private health insurance, retail services, financial services and more.
Cairns is a thriving tourist town with opportunities for numerous leisure pursuits in close proximity. There is a lively night scene with access to live theatre, concerts and the arts. The lifestyle is casual, built around the outdoors. Both JCU and CQU Universities have a campus in the city and there is access to numerous high quality public and private schools. Beachside or inner city living are both available options. Wherever you choose to live, the drive to work will be short and scenic. For further information visit
On offer is a PRO RATA Full-Time Equivalent salary ranging from;
- $78,124 - $106,532 + Superannuation per annum based on experience level
About the Organisation
The Hospital is operated by Ramsay Health Care, a global operator of private hospitals and primary care clinics with 73 Australian sites employing over 30,000 people. Ramsay focuses on maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety, being an employer of choice, and operating its business according to The Ramsay Way philosophy: "People Caring for People".
Cairns Private Hospital in tropical far north Queensland is an acute care facility offering a range of services including medical, general surgical, orthopaedic, obstetrics and cardiac services. This hospital is also equipped with The da Vinci surgical system, allowing surgeon’s to operate high-tech instrumentation with greater dexterity and precision than other minimally invasive techniques.
How to Apply
All applications must be lodged online. Please click the Apply button within this ad to lodge an application (applications should include CV and 2 current work-related referees).
Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Applicants will be required to provide a current (12 months or less) National Police check prior to appointment and persons in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases prior to commencement.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Sarah Mellan, Allied Health Services Manager on 07 4052 8076.