Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

The Staff Occupational Therapist focuses on occupational performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure and works within the context of a client/patient and family centered care model within Children’s & Women’s Health Centre, a Provincial Resource Centre and in accordance with established standards of professional practice. The Staff Occupational Therapist works in an interprofessional environment and plans and provides Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to clients/patients. The Staff Occupational Therapist also participates in education and research activities.


Example of Duties/Accountabilities

* Provides Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment in accordance with established standards to promote self-care, productivity and leisure by performing duties such as assessing needs, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment programs to an individual client/patient or group of client(s)/patient(s) in various environments.

* Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans, progress reports and outcomes.

* Participates in multi-disciplinary groups and/or teams including members such as physicians and nursing staff by performing duties such as providing clinical input and suggestions related to the management of the referred client/patient or group of clients/patients to ensure that quality of care is delivered.

* Assists clients 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. Participates on professional committees/teams and designated programs through methods such as attending meetings, providing written/verbal reports as it relates to the referred clients/patients and to facilitate the resolution of issues and advocate for the goals and objectives of the specific clients/patients.

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Terms

Compensation

Estimated Remuneration
$31.99 to $39.90 per hour
Benefits and/or Incentives
Dental, Medical, MSP
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