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Occupational Therapist
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00131843 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Are you looking for an exceptional opportunity to utilize and broaden your community Occupational Therapy skills within a small urban setting as an Occupational Therapist I? The Occupational Therapy team is Medicine Hat is a very cohesive group that consists of a great ratio of therapists and therapy assistants with a wide range of work experiences to support and mentor new staff. The beautiful community of Medicine Hat is located in the sunny southeast corner of Alberta - only a few hours from both Calgary and Lethbridge but also only a couple of hours north of the USA. The community appeals to all interests as it offers arts and culture, sports and music entertainment, a shopping mall and endless outdoor activities to enjoy in the summer and winter months. If you are interested in working with a vibrant and innovative team, this may be the job for you!

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: Medicine Hat.OccTherapy
  • Primary Location: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 24-APR-2020
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 04-MAY-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • 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:

Valid Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Authorizer.

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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