Occupational Therapist II
Location: Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
Requisition #: ALB00150159
Salary Range: $39.42 - $52.36 per hour
Job Type: Regular Part Time
The Rehab unit in Three Hills consists of Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, Speech language pathologist, social worker and respiratory therapist. There is a group of therapy assistant that work to assist the therapists in their day to day clinical responsibilities and administrative work. As the Occupational Therapist II you will work with our existing rehabilitation team to provide integrated rehabilitation services across the continuum of health services. In this role, you will be expected to perform mobility and seating assessments, cognitive assessments and develop treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. You may support multiple areas such as acute care, long term care, and home care programs. In addition to performing your clinical role you will be expected to foster effective relationships within the site and across our rehabilitation teams. A demonstrated commitment to collaborative practice to enhance patient health outcomes; ability to work independently within a complex and rapidly changing environment; ability to respect for diversity using a supportive, non-judgmental approach; conflict resolution, problem solving and critical thinking skills are all essential to succeed.
With a current population of 3,212 residents, Three Hills has the security and quality of life of a small town with numerous "big city" amenities. The downtown sector features numerous shopping and dining conveniences as well as a number of financial institutions and service necessities. With 7 parks and over 4kms of trails, abundant green space can be found throughout the community. In addition, excellent recreation facilities, dynamic arts organizations and numerous service groups, all lend well to the Towns quality of life.
As an Occupational Therapist II, you will be responsible for coordination of occupational therapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As an Occupational Therapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure occupational therapy practice is evidence-based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines.
You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers. As assigned, you will carry out the roles of a direct clinical service provider, consultant, educator and/or advocate in your program or service area.
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). Completed and up to date Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
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