Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1339

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • Seeking a part time, experienced Occupational Therapist to work in a paediatric setting in Broome. Opportunity to grow caseload. The successful candidate will liaise with community and health agencies regarding clinical management of clients and educate other professionals and carers in allied health matters. The successful candidate will drive a manual motor vehicle, including over large distances (>400km) and on unsealed roads.
Experience & Skills
  • Ideally seeking an Occupational Therapist with a minimum of two years’ experience. General AHPRA registration as an Occupational Therapist is essential. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. They will have the ability to work independently, use initiative and set priorities as well as work constructively within a team and observe a professional code of conduct. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, a high level of attention to detail and experience with relevant computer applications.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Days / Hours up to 20 hrs per week
Benefits Negotiable independent contractor rates, based on level of experience.
Other
  • Paediatrics
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.