The Territory has a variety of opportunities for occupational therapists. The work life balance is fantastic with six weeks annual leave and minimal commute creating more time for family, friends and adventures.
Providing healthcare in the Territory is exciting and often includes piloting innovative improvement strategies such as virtual care. Passionate allied health professionals will find a number of opportunities to advance skills and progress their career.
In 2002 Danielle came to Darwin for a 12 month locum and decided to stay. She now works as a Senior Occupational Therapist at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Danielle describes working in the Territory as a unique experience with a very diverse case load in terms of diagnosis and cultural backgrounds. She enjoys the challenge this presents to be creative in the way services are delivered.
“If you are thinking of moving to the Territory, I would really recommend it. You get so many opportunities to try different work areas while exploring beautiful gorges and swimming holes. It's the perfect work life balance.” says Kellie, an Occupational Therapist at Royal Darwin Hospital.
As a new graduate occupational therapist Tessa has experience in hands, neuro, burns and scar management. She enjoys the team culture of always helping each other out and being provided with opportunities to upskill and shadow senior staff in various areas at the hospital.
“I love working with populations that have amazing stories that you wouldn’t experience in other states” Zoe, Occupational Therapist at Royal Darwin Hospital
Megan loves working in the Territory because we work with such a diverse group of people from different cultures that I would not have working in a bigger city.
“In Darwin everything is so close together. You leave work and 5 minutes later you are at the coast going for a walk watching the sunset with friends. It is such a great work life balance.”
Healthcare in the Territory promises a culturally rich experience, exciting career opportunities and a lifestyle that we think is the best in the world!