Occupational Therapist I - Medicine Team

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Occupational Therapist
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00118116 Requisition #
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The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, orthopedics, renal, critical care, burns, transplant and trauma inpatient programs as well as the vast number of ambulatory clinics. The Occupational Therapist I - Medicine Team is part of the centralized Allied Health Program responsible for the adult patient population and will support patients specifically who are within the service area but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas on the hospital campus as indicated. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our monthly professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing professional growth and quality improvement and encourages mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals on site. The University of Alberta Hospital is centrally located in the capital city, the heart of the academic campus, Old Strathcona and the beautiful river valley. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing secure bike storage, a Light Rail Transit Station, the Pulse Fitness Centre and other ReVitalize activities. Occasional weekend is required. Please ensure your profile concisely outlines your qualifications, experiences and interests in this position. Additional inquiries can be directed to 780-407-6401.

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: UA-Med Inpt Occup Therapy-EDM
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 17-SEP-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 27-SEP-2019
  • 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: 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:

Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Experience in acute care in the areas of ADL, cognitive, edema, and functional assessment and interventions as well as falls and pressure injury prevention is required. Your quality of work must meet departmental and organizational expectations. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization, and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude whose work aligns with AHS Values. You must be able to act quickly and decisively using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Able to utilize strong judgment by analyzing facts, considering the impact, and arriving at a sound conclusion, seeking counsel when appropriate. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and is able to prioritize and complete tasks in a busy work environment. You have effective teaching skills for students and other professionals. AHS or Covenant Health experience preferred. Basic computer skills are a must, and familiarity with Netcare, Outlook and other electronic medical records are preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experiences with the complex patient populations (chronic disease management, orthopedics, end of life, trauma, post ICU, and dementia), assessment and treatment skills (splinting, edema management, wound care, cognition and discharge planning) and different environments (acute, community, LTC) are assets. Experience assigning, supervising, and evaluating tasks provided to therapy assistants is preferred. One (1) year acute experience in the Edmonton Zone is 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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