Occupational Therapist I

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

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Your Opportunity:
As an Occupational Therapist with the Allied Health Supportive Living Team, you will work as a valued member of the inter-professional team providing care to the residents of Supportive Living. You will work very closely with the Physical Therapist, Recreation Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Respiratory Therapist, and Therapy Assistants as well as nursing, case managers, and caregivers. As an Allied Health team, you will travel to Supportive Living facilities in Red Deer and surrounding area. Your daily activities will include: Assessment of each resident in Supportive Living on admission and as needs arise. Development and ongoing modification of individualized treatment plans reflecting a strong client-centered approach. Collaborative problem solving with clients and the interdisciplinary team. Prescription of wheelchairs, seating components, and adaptive equipment to maximize your clients’ independence and quality of life. Provision of education to care partners to support high quality client care. Assignment of treatment to therapy assistants with regular review and support. The rewards of this role include opportunities to: Contribute to your clients' quality of life. Build meaningful relationships with both clients and colleagues. Enhance your holistic approach to client care through collaboration with your team. Based in Red Deer, you will experience the convenience of an urban center with the warmth of a rural community.

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: Home Care Occupational Therapy
Primary Location: Red Deer Bremner Ave Comm Hlth
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 20-FEB-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 01-MAR-2020
Temporary End Date: 17-AUG-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
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 be willing to acquire and maintain certification in BCLS-HCP.

Preferred Qualifications:
2 years of experience in the last 5 years working in gerontology. AADL authorizer status.