Occupational Therapist
ALB00191076 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

With the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital opening later this year, there is a variety of career opportunities and specialization available for the career minded individual in Grande Prairie. It is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in our area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility and library. Your opportunity as an Occupational Therapist I is in a fast paced, dynamic, multi-disciplinary acute care setting including possible placements in the Stroke Unit Equivalency Care team, In-patient Rehabilitation, ICU, the Emergency Room, Surgery and Medicine. We also have out patient opportunities including a Hand Clinic, High Risk Foot Clinic and general Out-patients. We would love the opportunity to speak with you to share the opportunities and discuss your areas of interest. Along with a variety of career development opportunities, we offer a competitive rate of pay, a Remote Retention Allowance to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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: NZ QEII HOSP Occupationl Thrpy
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 03-MAY-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 13-MAY-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 30-NOV-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends, On Call
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
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:

We are looking for an organized individual with good communication skills and the ability to collaborate with our rehabilitation medicine team, physician team, nursing team and most of our our clients and their families. A focus on best practice and an interest in developing their own specialization while supporting our team to provide excellent care. We support further education and development, and can also set up mentoring opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

As required.

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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