Occupational Therapist I

Occupational Therapist
Alberta Health Services
ALB00118781 Requisition #
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Located in N.E. Calgary, the Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC) is an acute care hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient services. The PLC has over 600 inpatient beds, including Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, Women’s Health and Critical Care. The PLC is the Vascular Centre for Southern Alberta, Southwestern Saskatchewan and Southeastern British Columbia. The Allied Health Department at the PLC is comprised of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Spiritual Care staff. These staff work as vital members of the interdisciplinary team to provide patient and family-centered care throughout the hospital. Under general supervision from the Clinical Leader and Allied Health management, the successful candidate will gain experience in the assessment, treatment, education and management of patients across a variety of areas including general medicine, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, intensive care and vascular surgery including amputee rehabilitation. At all times the Occupational Therapist I will ensure that their practice is evidence-based and meets occupational therapy clinical standards of practice.


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
  • Primary Location: Peter Lougheed Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 19-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 07-OCT-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 10-AUG-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 20
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:

Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) certification required. Experience working in a large, urban adult acute care setting within the last 3 years required, min 1-year duration. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with members of the interdisciplinary team, patients and families in a dynamic health care setting. Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills to efficiently organize and prioritize workload to keep pace in a busy multi-disciplinary patient care. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the values of AHS – Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the following areas preferred: Orthopedics, General Medicine and Critical Care. Experience in decision-making capacity pre-assessment an asset. Experience working with complex patients such as mental health and/or chronic illness co-morbidities an assess.

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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