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Employment Opportunity - Occupational Therapist - Advanced (Specialist Palliative Rural Telehealth Service)

Sunday, 4 June 2023


Location: Southport

Remuneration: Base salary ranging from $130 149 - $135 803 per annum   

The Role

An opportunity has become available for an Occupational Therapist - Advanced (Specialist Palliative Rural Telehealth Service) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 12 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will

  • Provide independent, advanced level, clinical specialist palliative care services of a complex and varied nature
  • Deliver specialised occupational therapy clinical consultancy services to multidisciplinary teams and consumers
  • Maintain and develop advanced level of clinical knowledge and skill in palliative
  • Develop, plan, and coordinates the delivery and evaluation of specialised education and training programs
  • Use knowledge and skills to contribute to formal research and develop the knowledge base of the service

About you

To be successful in this position you will require:

  • A tertiary degree in Occupational Therapy
  • While not mandatory, a Masters or higher qualification within palliative care, education and/or research will be well regarded
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against and remain vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B and COVID 19
  • Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required
  • Driver Licence
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed


  • Flexible work options
  • Career Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture
  • Research Opportunities
  • Up to 12.75% super
  • 17.5% leave loading


About Us

The Supportive and Specialist Palliative Care Service (SSPCS) provides comprehensive and compassionate care to address specialist palliative care needs for consumers across Gold Coast Health (GCH) as well as leading a number of statewide services and projects. A range of services are provided across community, inpatient, outpatient, consultancy, and telehealth settings.  Based in Southport.

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.5 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle
  • A workplace culture that encourages people to bring their whole selves to work so that they can perform at their best
  • Committed to reflecting the diversity of the Gold Coast community and ensuring each staff member is included and feels like they belong

How to Apply

Click APPLY to submit your application by Tuesday, 13 June 2023

Job Ad reference: GC491273

Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.

Enquiries:                     Katherine Richards

                                    0400 954 628

Job Ad Reference:       GC491273

Application Details:

Closing Date:               Tuesday, 13 June 2023