The successful applicant will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Primary duties will be to provide direct and consultative occupational therapy services to people living in various Supportive Living environments. Key Responsibilities/Competencies: Assess client functional skills and capabilities in order to determine services required. Implement occupational therapy services in accordance with practice standards, using best practice and a client-centered approach. Provide teaching, delegation and assignment of tasks to clients, client’s family, frontline caregivers and Supportive Living Therapy Assistants as appropriate. Liaise with Supportive Living staff, service providers and programs to promote collaboration and partnerships in the delivery of high quality care. Monitor services provided for effectiveness and efficacy, including participation in quality improvement and best practice initiatives, use of outcome measures, and program evaluation. Knowledge of resources, community agencies and Alberta Health Services programs and services available within the Edmonton Zone. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with strong written and verbal communication. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships and be an effective team player.
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: Edm.Occupational Therapy SL
Primary Location: Plaza 124 Building
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 08-JUN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 22-JUN-2020
Temporary End Date: 31-JAN-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:
Experience in the rehabilitation of adults and seniors with various health needs, disabilities and mental health needs is required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification of at least Basic Rescuer Level is required. Registration with ACOT is required, and membership with CAOT is encouraged.
AADL Authorizer Certification is preferred. Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office preferred.