Occupational Therapist | Assertive Community Treatment Team

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Occupational Therapist | Assertive Community Treatment Team

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 12, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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 Job title :OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST | ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM
Community :KAMLOOPS
Facility :LANSDOWNE CENTRE
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME

Position Summary

Interior Health Occupational Therapists work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team; participate in quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education; and provide work direction to the rehabilitation assistants working with the rehabilitation team in regards to transfer of function.

We have a relief, full time opening with the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). This position will provide coverage until January 2023, or return of incumbent. Schedule is Monday to Friday (08:30 to 16:30 hours). Occasional on-call shifts required. Local travel is required within this role in the surrounding area. Access to personal vehicle will be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary.

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan. Relocation Allowance package may be offered with position.

What You Will Work On:
The ACT team are an established way of working with clients in the community with complex medical, psychiatric and social care needs, who may have difficulty accessing community mental health services. ACT services are delivered by a group of multidisciplinary mental health staff who work as a team to provide the majority of the treatment, rehabilitation, and support services clients need to achieve their goal.

How You Will Create Impact:
The team goal is to lessen or eliminate the mental health problems clients’ experience and to minimize or prevent acute episodes.

How We Will Help You Grow:
Provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues and the Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader. Library Services to support patient care, education and research are available. Educational opportunities, such as iLearns, in-house services, project assignments, etc.

Who We Are Looking For:
This position is suitable for a new grad or a seasoned therapist. We are seeking an Occupational Therapist who works well within the team but also able to work independently with good people and communication skills. Ability to coach and educate clients. Willing to learn new skills.

BC’s smaller urban cities offer natural beauty, access to backcountry adventures, community connections, peace of mind, and a quieter way of life. Experience the satisfaction that comes from working and living in a smaller city.

Qualifications

• 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.

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