Occupational Therapist I

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
This position reports to the Care Manager within the Pediatric Community Rehabilitation Program. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this position is responsible for providing individual and group Occupational Therapy intervention to children within the school setting. The incumbent will be responsible for working closely with school staff to collaborate, coordinate and provide intervention for children and youth. Intervention may be provided for individual children/youth, groups of children/youth, as well as whole classrooms. Responsibilities: Participate on school support teams, contribute to service planning for the diverse needs of children. Provide services that will enhance the ability of the individual children/youth or groups of children/youth with physical and/or developmental disabilities to be safe and function successfully within the school environment. Provide consultation to school administrators, teachers and classroom staff to suggest strategies, support and program modifications. Provide capacity building opportunities to school staff. Ensure effective communication and collaborative practice with families, schools and other support services within and outside of AHS. The program closes at the end of June and reopens at the end of August. Affected employees will be given an option of taking a leave of absence, vacation, an advance of vacation, banked overtime, a combination thereof, or a layoff as agreed to in a Letter of Understanding between AHS and HSAA.

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 I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: SHI-REHAB
Primary Location: South Calgary Health Centre
Multi-Site: Multisite
FTE: 0.90
Posting End Date: 06-AUG-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 30-SEP-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 9
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

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:
Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with children/youth, school personnel, parents and members of multi-disciplinary teams within multiple school settings. Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS –HCP) certification. 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:
Minimum 1 year of pediatric experience. Experience with school age children is preferred.