Occupational Therapist I - Pediatrics

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Occupational Therapist
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00097248 Requisition #
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Your Opportunity:

As our Occupational Therapist I – Pediatrics, you will be working both independently and as part of our multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapy and Speech Language Pathology. You will be responsible for providing assessment, intervention and consultative services to children and youth and their families, collaborating with school partners primarily in the school setting in Red Deer and in the surrounding rural communities. You will provide core supports and services at a number of Red Deer schools, as well as consultative services for children and youth with severe and complex needs throughout Central Alberta. Join a team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff and physicians who promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across the province. We're passionate about what we do. Discover interesting and challenging work, where you have the opportunity to grow your skills, collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, and make your mark as you contribute to a healthy Alberta. This position is based out of the Red Deer 49th Street Community Health Centre. Red Deer is located in Central Alberta near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor and is surrounded by Red Deer County. It is Alberta's third-most-populous city – after Calgary and Edmonton with just over 100,000 citizens. The Red Deer area has one of the fastest growing economies in North America and is consistently ranked as a prime location for doing business. You’ll love living in this beautiful city which has all the amenities you could need and still offers a small town, friendly feel.

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: Occup Therapy Child & Youth 1
  • Primary Location: Red Deer 49th Street Community
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 19-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 19-JUN-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:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with the pediatric population and working with schools preferred. Experience working with assistive technology, access, and equipment 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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Everything we do at AHS reflects a patient and family centred approach; it’s about putting patients’ and families’ experiences, priorities and trust first.


We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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