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Occupational Therapists

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here



  • Hub of medical precinct in Parkville, Melbourne
  • Fixed Term, Full Time and Part Time (0.4 - 0.6 FTE) until June 2024
  • Grade 2 and experienced Grade 1 opportunities


The opportunity:

We are excited to announce that we have a number of new roles that would suit a clinician with acute surgical and/or paediatric experience. These roles provide Occupational Therapy services primarily to  infants, children, and adolescents who require assessment and intervention of their ability to engage in daily activities. Primarily covering Occupational Therapy services within the musculoskeletal streams, there would also be opportunity to broaden skills and experience across other Occupational Therapy paediatric clinical areas. These roles aligned to additional funding would suit clinicians looking for full time or part time opportunities, with flexible days/hours (including weekends) that would benefit work life balance. 

Will consider applications from experienced Grade 1 Occupational Therapists.


What you’ll achieve:

  • Provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention in accordance with best practice and prioritisation guidelines
  • Participate and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings related to patient care planning
  • Work in a flexible manner and participate in other duties consistent with skill level (as allocated) to ensure adequate cover and clinical care, equitable workload distribution and equity of access to occupational therapy services
  • Be aware and support others to be aware of ethical and legal requirements of the role and adhere to the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - Code of Conduct, ethics and guidelines
  • Achieve and maintain competency in relevant skills in line with departmental requirements specific to role


Salary for this position is from $68,520 to $95,825 per annum, plus superannuation


Your skills and experience:

  • Experience in providing assessment and intervention in a time-limited acute model of care to inpatients including equipment prescription and planning for discharge for children following surgery
  • Demonstrated ability to educate patients/parents/discipline staff/ multidisciplinary team and members of the wider community to minimise risk and promote successful outcomes in patient care
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and refer to community service providers for ongoing care where required
  • Commitment to evidence based practice, and integration into every day clinical care
  • Commitment to ongoing education and skill development
  • Committment to fun and A World Where All Kids Thrive


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description:

Position Description Grade 1 click here

Position Description Grade 2 click here


Other requirements;

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCH “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Staff Wellbeing Hub
  • Parkville Location and close to public transport
  • Discounted on-site car parking available
  • Professional development and special events
  • Culture of continuous improvement


Application process:

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requitements of the position description. Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!



For more information about this position please contact Annette Leong on Ph: 0403 087 535



Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 8 December 2022