The Occupational Therapist I is responsible for assessment, intervention, and consultation for children within outpatient clinics and treatment programs. The current assignment will include children with complex neurodevelopmental and neuromotor diagnoses. The position will also be required to provide assessment and treatment through the I CAN Centre for Assistive Technology. The mission of the I CAN is to positively affect, through the use of assistive technology, the lives of people who have disabilities. Services may include assessment, consultation, training, and follow-up relating to: strategies and tools to help people interact with others, technology and software to help people use computers, to help people participate in reading, writing, interact in social media, and specialized power mobility equipment to allow for mobility. The successful candidate will plan and participate in education of clients, families, students, and other providers. Will work as part of transdisciplinary teams. Will participate in planning and operations within programs and the Occupational Therapy Service.
As an Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, responsible for enabling occupation through activities of assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education and follow-up, based on the patient's individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient (client, resident) to perform meaningful daily occupations. You will provide clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will review clinical referrals, accept, screen and assess client needs from an occupational therapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines. You will work in partnership with community agencies and providers as appropriate, to facilitate referrals and services to support care transitions in hospital and community settings. You will establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will participate in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services, including charting.
Classification: Occupational Therapist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: GR-Occupational Therapy-EDM
Primary Location: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hsp
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 10-JUL-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 31-AUG-2020
Temporary End Date: 22-OCT-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Masters or a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized occupational therapy program or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with pediatric patients in a rehabilitation or school setting. Effective teaching skills, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Specifically, experience with speech generating communication devices, access options for technology and communication devices, assistive technology to access reading and writing, and positioning and mounting. Memberships with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT).
A minimum of five years of experience with assessment and treatment of children with Neuromotor (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, etc.) and Neurodevelopmental (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.) diagnoses Knowledge of how physical, sensory & perceptual skills and cognitive function relate to occupational performance with assessing for and using assistive technology to enhance participation.