Allied Health Assistant – Occupational Therapist

Applications open until: 26-Feb-2019
State: NSW
Location: Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood
Type of employment: Hospitals Operations
  • A part-time opportunity, 24hrs/week (across weekdays)

  • Based at Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood, NSW

  • HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation with continuity of NSW Health entitlements

About HammondCare

HammondCare is a NSW Health Affiliated Health Organisation (AFO) that transfers and offers NSW Health entitlements.

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity specialising in palliative care, rehabilitation, older persons' mental health, dementia and aged care. Our passion is improving quality of life for people in need. Through our network of sub-acute services HammondCare provides rehabilitation, palliative and supportive care, pain management, mental health care for older people, community care and other vital support services.

With compassion and expertise our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals tailor best-in-class specialised care to patients’ individual needs, supported by the latest research and best practice. Regarded nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most innovative health and aged care providers, HammondCare offers hospital care, residential care and community services.

HammondCare’s sub-acute health services are located within Sydney at the following locations:

  • Braeside Hospital (South-West Sydney),
  • Greenwich Hospital (Lower-North Shore),
  • Neringah Hospital (Northern Suburbs), and
  • Mona Vale Community Palliative Care services (Northern Beaches).

HammondCare has been able to develop innovative, flexible care models designed to serve people with complex health or aged care needs, regardless of their circumstances. HammondCare works to provide its staff with support, career development opportunities, education, responsibility and recognition, work/life balance, and satisfying roles.

About the role

The role of the Allied Health Assistant (Occupational Therapy) is to work within the Mission and Mission in Action of HammondCare to ensure a high standard of service is provided to patients of the Hospital, along with appropriate support and advice to their carers. The Allied Health Assistant will participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a patient centred, evidence based, continuous quality improvement work environment that is consistent with the values and ethics of HammondCare.      

The essence of this role:

  • Assist as directed in the provision of effective and efficient Occupational Therapy service to clients and appropriate support and advice to their carers

  • Participate as a member of the HammondCare team in the application of the organisation’s Mission and values to the pursuit of its objectives in a client centred, continuous quality improvement work environment

About you

ESSENTIAL:

  • Commitment to engage and align with HammondCare’s Christian Mission, Motivation and Mission in Action.

  • Certificate III or IV in Allied Health Assistance.

  • Current drivers licence and safe driving record.

  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology

  • Computer skills

  • Willingness to travel between HammondCare’s sites and services.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)

  • Demonstrated organisation and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Empathy and patience.

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience working in health or aged care setting. Experience across inpatient and outpatient/ community settings would be desirable.

  • Customer relations experience

  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience with equipment cleaning, coding and inventory or with coordinating an equipment loan pool

  • An understanding of Work Health and Safety policies and procedures and manual handling principles.

HammondCare offers its staff competitive salaries, excellent training & development opportunities, a supportive environment and a fabulous benefits program. As HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation, all NSW Health transferrable entitlements will be recognised by HammondCare, in accordance with Public health System Nurses’ and Midwives (State Award) and the Crown Employees Nurses’ (State Award). For more info check out our website: www.hammond.com.au/careers.

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

For an information pack, including the selection criteria, and details on how to apply, please click on link below:

AlliedAssistant OT info Feb19

For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please contact Katrina Comito, 9756 8822

Closing Date: 26 February 2019

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check.