Occupational Therapist – Acute Care, Long Term Care, Community Rehab

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 19, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $33.83 - $42.19 - Per Hour
Location Vernon, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Occupational Therapist – Acute Care, Long Term Care, Community Rehab

Competition #: 01335543
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: HSA
Facility: VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL
Department: VJH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Reports To: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage: $33.83 – $42.19
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments: Must be available through key vacation periods (Christmas, spring break and summer months).

 

Position Summary
North Okanagan Occupational Therapy is looking to build its Casual Occupational Therapy pool and inviting Occupational Therapists to apply to join the team in providing coverage for temporary leaves of absences up to 4 months in duration and short-notice calls spur of the moment.

Casual Occupational Therapists are needed to cover clinical caseloads in acute, community and long term care when incumbent(s) are on leave or sick. Flexibility and strong skill set required to be able to jump into a variety of positions.

Practicing in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC), the Occupational Therapist works independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing inpatient, outpatient, residential and community occupational therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of residents/clients/patients (‘the client’) and/or their caregivers to promote functional independence and enable the client to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. The Occupational Therapist contributes to the organization and the overall goals of the department; participates in departmental/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education; and provides work direction to the rehabilitation assistants working with the rehabilitation team in regards to transfer of function.

Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Days of work would include weekdays and shifts may vary with hours of work 08:00 to 16:00. Upon completion of 180 hours in Casual employment, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

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Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
• Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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