Occupational Therapist I

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (19 days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The SHC is more than just a “hospital.” It is a campus environment which includes inpatient, outpatient, and wellness services, as well as prevention and public health learning opportunities for the community. The campus also includes YMCA and retail services. The SHC has four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient and Family Centered Care, and Innovation. These pillars guided the development and delivery of service to all patients and families at SHC. The Allied Health Department works collaboratively with all the clinical teams spread across the South Health Campus. This is a casual /relief Occupational Therapist I position which will cover multiple service areas within the Allied Health Department. The primary caseload for this position is on acute adult inpatient units (medicine, surgical, ICU, ED) with potential for coverage on other areas as required. This position may involve weekend shifts. This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting and transferring of patients and or equipment. The caseload for all positions within the Allied Health department may be subject to change based on operational considerations.

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: SHC Occupational Therapy
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 29-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 11-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required 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 Required Qualifications:
Current Heart & Stroke Foundation CPR Certification is required (Level: Health Provider). Experience in an adult Acute Care setting within the past 2 years

Preferred Qualifications:
One year or more experience in acute medicine or surgery within the past 5 years. Knowledge of community resources and outpatient programs in Calgary Zone. Computer skills and knowledge in: Microsoft Office, Accuro, Infomed, Metavision/ E-Critical and SCM. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a patient-centred, interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. Effective self-management skills and demonstrated initiative. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.