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occupational therapist

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

This is a Contract position in See description posted November 4, 2017.

Your Opportunity:

Children’s Home Care is a multi-disciplinary team with Registered Nurses (RN), Social Workers (SW), Recreational Therapists (RT), Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and Rehab Assistants who collaborate and conduct home visits to deliver services to children from 0-18 years old with a wide variety of conditions, including children with complex health needs.

As an Occupational Therapist in Children’s Home care, you will act both as a Case Manager as well as a direct care provider, utilizing your strong skills in family-centered practice, coaching, assessing, organizing and communication. The majority of the direct occupational therapy services provided involve neuro-developmental fine motor assessing and programming for children aged 0-3 years, in collaboration with the child’s family. The direct occupational therapist also involves assessing for and ordering rehab equipment, and liaising with/referring to a number of community professionals, programs, services, clinics, funders, etc. The Case Management duties include ongoing assessing and identifying the overall needs of the child and the child’s family, in collaboration with the family and other partners, and developing a care plan based on those needs. The care plan ensures appropriate services are provided, and the appropriate internal and external resources are accessed. Case Managers work within a Competency Framework that includes personal and professional accountability, systems thinking, creative thinking, communicating and building relationships.

Description:

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 IUnion: HSAA Facility PROF/TECHDepartment: P124.Paediatrics Occup TherapyPrimary Location: East Edmonton Health CentreMulti-Site: At or Out ofFTE: 0.50Posting End Date: 10-NOV-2017Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T BenefitsDate Available: 14-DEC-2017Temporary End Date: 28-JAN-2019Hours per Shift: 7.75Length of Shift in weeks: 2Shifts per cycle: 5Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, WeekendsDays Off: As Per RotationMinimum Salary: $37.30Maximum Salary: $49.65Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle RequiredRequired Qualifications:

    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 Qualifications:

    CPR Certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification. Recent pediatric experience is required. This position requires a vehicle for business use. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    2 years current occupational therapy practice and 1 recent year in Home Living is preferred. Experience in neuro-developmental fine motor assessments and programming for children, knowledge of the McMaster Case Management framework for service delivery, AADL Authorizer with a knowledge of pediatric specific equipment and environmental adaptations, and a working knowledge of Meditech documentation are all considered assets for the candidate.

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