Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy Community Programs

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 18, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $41.33 - $51.56 - Per Hour
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy Community Programs

Competition #: 01242210
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Hourly Wage: $41.33 – $51.56
Comments: Effective April 5/19 hourly rate of pay: $42.16 to $52.59


Position Summary
This Professional Practice Leader will support Occupational Therapists working within community, mental health and long term care areas of practice in the Kamloops’ area.

Staff is located within seven different worksites. Local travel is required in this role within the surrounding area. Access to personal vehicle will be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary.

Administrative Component:
In accordance with established mission, vision and values of the organization, this position is accountable for the administration, supervision, planning and budgeting of the department. Reporting to the Allied Health Director on administrative matters this position is responsible for monitoring and managing budgets, workload, quality, labour relations and human resource issues. The incumbent is responsible for interpreting and implementing all organizational regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to Allied Health services in their respective area, site, department or program.

Professional Leader Component:
Provides leadership and representation for the assigned Allied Health profession in their respective area, site, department or program. The position is responsible for ensuring that standards for the Allied Health profession are consistent with regulatory/accrediting body standards and relevant legislation. Contributes to the development of the profession throughout the health authority via the practice council. Advises the Allied Health Director on professional practice issues and other matters regarding the Allied Health services.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health and includes a Pension Plan.

If you would like to be part of our exciting integrated Allied Health leadership team, we would love to hear from you!

Education, Training and Experience:

• Completion of a recognized degree from an accredited program in the assigned Allied Health profession;
• Recent five (5) years’ clinical practice including a minimum of two (2) years’ Supervisory or Management experience in the assigned Allied Health field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Current Registration with the College or current Certification with the appropriate Association/Body for the assigned Allied Health profession/discipline as applicable.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:

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, recognition and collaboration. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.

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.

Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.

Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.

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.

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

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