Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Disease Program provides care for patients with Chronic Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Job Summary

Consistent with the interprofessional setting and the mission, values and strategic directions of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, the Occupational Therapist 2 focuses on occupational performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure within the context of a client and family centered care model for an assigned area within BC Women’s Hospital. The Occupational Therapist 2 uses an in depth knowledge of biological, cognitive, behavioral, social and occupational sciences and provides multidimensional and expanded assessments and interventions by analyzing the dynamic relationship between clients/patients and families, the environment and occupation. The Occupational Therapist 2 uses advanced knowledge, skill and advanced clinical theory gained through additional training, education and/or experience. The Occupational Therapist 2 participates in program development focusing on the assigned area and participates in education and research activities.


Example of Duties/Accountabilities

* Provides Occupational Therapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning within assigned area.
* Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of occupational therapy treatment programs for clients/patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
* Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans, progress reports and outcomes.
* Assesses the need for specific client/patient equipment including home/lifestyle adaptations on and off-site and assists clients/patients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
* Maintains communication with clients/patients and families and/or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships. Develops and/or participates in client/family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
* Develops and/or participates in client/patient and family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
* Participates in multi-disciplinary groups and/or teams including individuals such as physicians, nursing staff and other paramedical professionals by performing duties such as providing consultation, clinical advice, input and suggestions related to the management of the referred client/patient or group of clients within assigned area to ensure that quality care is delivered in a timely and effective manner.

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Terms

Compensation

Estimated Remuneration
$33.14 to $41.35 per hour
Benefits and/or Incentives
Dental, Medical, MSP,
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