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Occupational Therapist

Other Health Care

Posted: 30 Aug 2022

Location: Mt Isa, Longreach or Lower Gulf QLD

Are you an accredited Occupational Therapist with an adventurous spirit and a passion to make a difference to the health of those living in rural, regional and remote Queensland?

  • Lead excel­lence in remote, rur­al, and indige­nous health
  • Fixed term con­tract to Decem­ber 2024
  • Amaz­ing chance to expe­ri­ence the great peo­ple and land­scapes of Australia’s Outback

We offer an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a Clin­i­cal Lead in Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py ($95,937 — $113,201) to join our world-lead­ing insti­tu­tion at James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty (JCU). A fixed-term appoint­ment to Decem­ber 2024, this posi­tion can be based in Mount Isa, Lon­greach, or the Low­er Gulf.

What you can accom­plish in the Role

As an inte­gral part of our dynam­ic and inno­v­a­tive team, you will facil­i­tate ser­vice-learn­ing pro­grams in col­lab­o­ra­tion with local com­mu­ni­ty-based organ­i­sa­tions. With a mis­sion to lead excel­lence in remote, rur­al and Indige­nous Health, you will pro­vide clin­i­cal super­vi­sion to under­grad­u­ate Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py stu­dents, engage with local stake­hold­ers and sup­port inter-pro­fes­sion­al learn­ing in a remote con­text. Based in North West­ern Qld, you will be required to trav­el to remote com­mu­ni­ties and demon­strate an abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate sen­si­tive­ly and effec­tive­ly with Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peoples.

What you will bring to the Role

With an adven­tur­ous spir­it and a recog­nised reg­is­tra­tion as an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist, you will have experience 

in ser­vice-learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty reha­bil­i­ta­tion and can demon­strate a pas­sion, expe­ri­ence, and capac­i­ty for stu­dent sup­port and teach­ing. Your abil­i­ty to engage, influ­ence and col­lab­o­rate effec­tive­ly across orga­ni­za­tions, pro­fes­sions and regions will see you improve access to occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py ser­vices and con­tribute to the centre’s pri­ma­ry goal to improve the health of rur­al and remote populations. 

About the Mur­tupuni Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health 

The James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty Mur­tupuni Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health (MCRRH) is part of a nation­al net­work of fed­er­al­ly fund­ed uni­ver­si­ty depart­ments of rur­al health and is head­quar­tered in Mount Isa with nodes in Clon­cur­ry and Longreach.


JCU offers a cul­tur­al­ly diverse work­ing envi­ron­ment with oppor­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth as well as diverse career oppor­tu­ni­ties. JCU prides itself on being ded­i­cat­ed to teach­ing, learn­ing and research that is not only of high qual­i­ty, but also deliv­ers prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits to the peo­ples and indus­tries of the region.

We sup­port our peo­ple through the pro­vi­sion of:

  • gen­er­ous super­an­nu­a­tion scheme with up to 17% employ­er contributions
  • attrac­tive options for salary packaging
  • relo­ca­tion assis­tance may be negotiated
  • flex­i­ble work­ing arrangements
  • oppor­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth as well as diverse career opportunities

How to Apply

Please apply by vis­it­ing the careers at JCU web­site and apply­ing for vacan­cy ref­er­ence – 18036

If you would like to have a con­fi­den­tial dis­cus­sion, please con­tact Lin­da Ford on 0436849698 or via email linda.​ford@​jcu.​edu.​au.