Position Details
Reference Number 35962
Position Title Head of Occupational Therapy
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Occupational Therapy
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary
  • Lead a large, dynamic and innovative Occupational Therapy team across 5 bed based sites at Monash Health
  • Actively contribute to the design and implementation of an innovative Allied Health models of care
  • Operationally responsible for over 75EFT and professionally responsible for approximately 250 Occupational Therapists and other designated professions

About Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical are.

Occupational Therapy Services

The Occupational Therapy Management team across Monash Health hold operational responsible for 75 EFT of Occupational and Hand Therapists across 5 bed based hospitals, making this the largest Occupational Therapy team in Victoria.  

About the Role

Reporting to the General Manager of Allied Health & Patient Flow, and working collaboratively with four Occupational Therapy/Equipment Services Managers and the broader Allied Health Leadership team, the ability to drive workforce redesign is key to meeting the future needs of our patients.

Our managers possess the interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and a demonstrated commitment to best practice.  

  • Manage a large and growing team of Occupational Therapists and Hand Therapists
  • Professional governance responsibility for Occupational Therapy, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Engineer and relevant Community Development Workers/Case Workers/Community Support Option Workers across bed-based, community, mental health and Monash Children’s Hospital.  Deliver and drive Monash Health vision of excellence in research, clinical education and the application of person centred care principles
  • Lead the Occupational Therapy Management Team to provide streamlined services across all campuses and lead designated portfolios, including Equipment Services for Monash Health
  • Operations responsibility for a budget of $7,600,000
  • Located at Dandenong Hospital, travel is also required across other Monash Health sites

About you

You are an innovative and dynamic leader in the field of Occupational Therapy, and you lead your team to improve performance. Leading education and research initiatives will be an area that will excite you.

Due to your proven leadership experience, you will bring knowledge of healthcare reforms and initiatives and challenges that public healthcare is facing now and in the future.

What’s in it for you?

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities
  • Work closely with the Monash Health Senior Leadership Team and leverage of their expertise to progress your career with us
  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.

What you need

  • Proven experience leading a team of allied health professionals
  • Knowledge and experience working closely with an interprofessional team
  • Current practicing Occupational Therapy AHPRA registration
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Post Graduate qualification in Management or related field is desirable

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace.

Any offer of employment will be confirmed on the successful outcome of a Police Check.  As part of our selection process, you may be invited by e-mail to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Contact Person
Stuart Cavill General Manager Allied Health & Patient Flow 0414 329 531
Advertising Closing 25/01/2019
Position Documents
Head of OT position description MH_Position_Description_HOP-OT_FINAL 20181015.pdf
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