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Occupational Therapist
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ALB00214215 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Care Manager on the Team - Integrated Home Care, the Occupational Therapist I - Interventionist Case Manager works as a member of an inter-professional health care team; within the full scope of their professional practice. The OT Interventionist Case Manager is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, reviewing and evaluating the care needs of Acute and Rehabilitation clients and their caregivers/families requiring community based services. Fosters and promotes continuity of care and co-operative partnerships by liaising with primary care physicians, residential care facilities, acute care hospitals, and other programs/organizations involved in the provision of services. Acts as an advocate for the system and the client: recognizes safeguards and advances the rights and choices of the client and serves as an active liaison between the client and others internal and external to the organization.

Description:

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
  • Department: Occupational Therapy
  • Primary Location: Northwest Centre 1
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 18-JUN-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 28-JUN-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 28-AUG-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 6
  • Shifts per cycle: 30
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:

Currently working as an OT ~ within the last 2 years. Active registration in ACOT Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) from Heart and Stroke Foundation, current within the last 12 months, required. Handling, moving and lifting heavy or awkward equipment and/or individuals are required. Physically able to perform all assigned tasks. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational & time management skills - able to organize many details in a time efficient manner. Ability to monitor financial accountabilities, proven assessment skills. Proven critical thinking & decision making skills. Ability to perform all duties in accordance with related legislation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-professional health care team, other staff & programs/organizations, & with clients and their caregivers/families. Current AADL Authorizer a plus. Recent work experience in a community setting ~ 2 years of Home Care experience preferred.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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