Occupational Therapist I

Alberta Health Services - High River, AB (29 days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Come join the dynamic Calgary Rural Rehabilitation team! This temporary opportunity (until April 2, 2021) will be based out of the High River General Hospital. The Occupational Therapist provides rehab services within the High River Hospital, primarily supporting Acute Care and Long Term Care. The High River Hospital is located 35 minutes south of Calgary and has 30 acute care beds and 50 Long Term Care beds. The multidisciplinary rehab team consists of 13 staff, supporting both the acute and LTC at the hospital as well as the emergency department, complex outpatient services, Early Hearing Detection, and home care services for High River and surrounding areas. Reporting to the Rural Allied Health Manager (Adults) the Occupational Therapist will work with our existing rehabilitation team to provide integrated rehabilitation services across the continuum of health services. In addition to performing your clinical roles, you will be expected to foster effective relationships within the site and across our rehabilitation teams, and at time participate in quality improvement and program development initiatives within the Rural Calgary zone.

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
Primary Location: High River
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 03-FEB-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 13-FEB-2020
Temporary End Date: 02-APR-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: 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:
BLS-HC certificate.

Preferred Qualifications:
At least 1 year clinical experience (0.5 FTE or more) in an acute care setting. Previous experience in long term care setting. Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team. AADL authorizer status.