Occupational Therapist
ALB00109776 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Empathetic, patient, and encouraging, you’re ready to craft a niche for yourself in Occupational Therapy. Provide services to people of all ages in both facility (i.e., Acute and Long Term Care) and community settings (i.e., Home Care) in two neighboring towns. Experience the variety of rural practice in a larger and smaller town, just 30 minutes apart. The towns of Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe each have unique qualities that make them a great place to live, work, and play. Whitecourt is a community of 10,000 that lies in a forested area at the meeting of four waterways. Start your engines for outdoor adventure in the “Snowmobile Capital of Alberta,” and go hiking, biking, or ATVing along the vast trail system, or boat, fish, or paddle one of the area’s rivers. Whether you want to visit Edmonton’s bright city lights or retreat to Jasper National Park’s mountains, you can do either as a day or weekend trip. The prairie town of Mayerthorpe prides itself on friendliness and the desire to help. Just 123 km outside of Edmonton, the community of 1,300 also offers easy daytrips to Edmonton or Jasper as you immerse yourself in community living: joining a sports team, community, or social group that fits with your interests. AHS is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, and has been named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Alberta’s Top 75 Employers and a top employer for young people and diversity. Imagine a supportive employer, comprehensive benefits, opportunities for career growth, and finding your work-life balance. We support on-going professional development through funding, internal and external educational opportunities. New graduates are welcome to apply. Sound like a fit? Read on for full details and apply below!


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.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: NZ WHTCRT CHC Occup.Therapy
  • Primary Location: Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
  • Multi-Site: Multisite
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 02-JUL-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 12-JUL-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $39.42
  • Maximum Salary: $52.36
  • 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:

As required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Alberta Aides to Daily Living (AADL) Authorization. One (1) year clinical experience in a rural setting. Previous supervisory experience and/or training in areas such as effective communication, conflict resolution and supervision/coaching, organization and time management. New Graduates welcome to apply

Please note:

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


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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