Occupational Therapist I - Transition Unit

Occupational Therapist
Alberta Health Services
ALB00126909 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The town of Peace River is located in the beautiful Peace River valley in northwestern Alberta. Peace River is a community of approximately 7000 people and is a regional center for a much larger rural area. Residents enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities including golfing, hockey, skiing, camping and swimming, just to name a few. If you welcome a different pace of life and look for the chance to use the full scope of your clinical practice, Peace River could be the place for you. This Occupational Therapist I position provides clinical therapeutic support to a Transition Unit located in the Peace River Community Health Centre in Peace River, Alberta. This is a temporary full time position for 12 months to provide coverage for a Maternity Leave. You will have the opportunity to use your skills as you work with clients needing restorative care and convalescence in a clinical environment. You will be part of a supportive Occupational Therapy team and will also be providing support to long term care as well as acute care when needed. In your main role as the Transition Unit Therapist you will be working with an interdisciplinary team comprised of Rehabilitation and Nursing staff. This position will give you the opportunity to work with clients with complex rehabilitation goals and use the full scope of your practice. In addition to a competitive rate of pay and benefits, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable 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: Pce Rvr.Occ Therapy Com Flex
  • Primary Location: Peace River Comm Hlth Ctr
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 31-DEC-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 10-JAN-2020
  • Temporary End Date: 08-JAN-2021
  • 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:

Valid Driver’s license.

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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