Health professional employee level 1 – (UG 2 qualification) | Casual
Purpose Of Position
1. To provide high quality care to patients, clients, residents and active participation within the Occupational Therapy service and multidisciplinary teams.
2. Performs clinical work of a general nature under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
3. Performs administrative duties to support the occupational therapist service
1. Provide Occupational Therapy services to allocated patients as per Capable Spaces Occupational Therapy service policies, guidelines and procedures.
2. Work with minimal supervision to
implement clinical intervention, such as: Use of designated screening tools
3. Follows Occupational Therapy assessment and demonstration of appropriately targeted treatment plans with achievable goals for clients
4. Complete home modifications measurements and CAD diagrams, and preparation of home modifications reports
5. Following initial prescription and training by Occupational Therapy, assists in the training of clients in the use of therapy equipment
6. Provide individual and group therapeutic interventions recognising need and frequency of treatments and adapt program during sessions to achieve client goals.
7. Report any changes in patient or client status to the treating Occupational Therapist promptly or, in their absence, to minimise negative effects on client
8. Work collaboratively with patients, family and carers to ensure therapy is client focussed
9. Manage and independently prioritise an appropriate clinical load at the Occupational Therapy Program.
10. Undertake other professional duties as required.
Safe Practice and Environment:
1. Maintain awareness of and compliance with health and safety policies and procedures to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
2. Take corrective action to remedy safety hazards or risks and restore a safe and healthy work environment
3. Undertake mandatory occupational health and safety training to maintain and update knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
The main challenges for the Allied Health Assistant include:
The Allied Health Assistant reports to the Senior Occupational Therapist, from whom they receive Performance Management. Strong interdisciplinary relationships within the organisation need to be developed and maintained through effective communication and a collaborative approach.
The role of Allied Health Assistant will be to provide support services under the direction
and guidance of the Occupational Therapists. This job description and award classification will be updated accordingly.
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