Part-time Occupational Therapist needed in Gympie

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HOURS and REMUNERATION: Full-time position or permanent part-time– 38 hrs per week – M-F 8.30am-4.40pm.

This includes periodic weekend and public holiday work. Remuneration is as per your employment contract. As a guide: New graduates/overseas OT: $56,000 gross plus superannuation - total remuneration per annum $61320 Recent graduates: $60,000 gross plus superannuation - $65,700 total remuneration per annum More experienced OTs: $69,160 gross plus superannuation - $75,730.

20 total remuneration per annum Senior OT: $73500 gross plus superannuation - total remuneration $80,402.50 per annum JOB DESCRIPTION: The Occupational Therapist will provide Occupational Therapy services within a private practice as well as a community care and residential setting. Private practice OT work will include EPC, DVA, Workcover, NDIS and private clients with a particular focus on our ageing population and staff who work with ageing clients.

Particular areas of practice will include basic hand therapy, splinting, lymphoedema, neurological conditions, rehabilitation, falls prevention, home modification, injury management and prevention. KEY SELECTION CRITERIA AND CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES: A successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to perform or be able to competently and rapidly learn: • Private practice OT skills to treat the clients that present/require management, or the ability to work in with more experienced/skilled OTs. • To assist the Principal in developing relationships with referrers and stakeholders in the region.

• Delivery of complex pain management under the ACFI (Aged Care Funding Instrument) program (requires therapeutic massage and/or electrotherapy). • Falls reviews and prevention advice • Staff education on relevant aspects of elderly care such as positioning post-CVA, pressure area prevention, etc. • Liaising with doctors, other therapy staff, nursing and care staff on aspects of care for clients • Clinical note taking • Group exercise sessions • Conducting seating, sleeping, and wheelchair seating reviews • Contracture management • Community Occupational Therapy referrals • Professional knowledge and experience in residential and community settings • Assessments of residential care clients including musculoskeletal, pain, mobility, function.

• Initial assessment of clients including pain review, mobility review, balance testing, sensory testing, perceptual tests, functional reviews. • Three monthly reviews of residential care clients in terms of mobility, pain, and function. • Equipment prescription and review in both residential care and in the community including mobility aids, braces and supports, seating and assistive devices for showering, toileting and other ADL’s, pressure area prevention/management devices.

• Home modifications (community referrals) • Pressure area prevention and management • Assis.

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14 Nov 2019

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