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Occupational Therapist
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00109776 Requisition #
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Your Opportunity:

Now is the time to begin crafting a niche for yourself in the field of Occupational Therapy as you will be providing services to all ages in both facility (i.e. Acute Care and Long Term Care) and community settings (i.e. Home Care). As our Occupational Therapist II, you will also be providing services to the community of Mayerthrope, located 30 minutes from Whitecourt. If you’re looking for the chance to work to your full scope of practice all the while having work-life balance, the position of an Occupational Therapist in Whitecourt is for you. Whitecourt, a bustling town of approximately 11,000, is situated 90 minutes northwest of Edmonton and a little over two hours northeast of Jasper National Park, offering big city advantages and amenities but the friendly, down-to-earth lifestyle accustomed to rural Alberta. Life in Whitecourt will keep you active with multiple recreation facilities, four rivers, and an outdoor trail system, earning them the title of the Snowmobile Capital of Alberta. The Town of Mayerthorpe prides itself on their friendliness and desire to help. Mayerthorpe is located 123 km northwest of Edmonton on a major route to the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska. Mayerthorpe offers many community groups, recreation facilities, schools, and programs to keep residents active. Alberta Health Services offers a work environment that provides support and opportunities for personal achievement and career growth. We support on-going professional development through funding, internal and external educational opportunities.

Description:

As an Occupational Therapist II, you will be responsible for coordination of occupational therapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As an Occupational Therapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure occupational therapy practice is evidence-based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines. You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers. As assigned, you will carry out the roles of a direct clinical service provider, consultant, educator and/or advocate in your program or service area.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: NZ WHTCRT CHC Occup.Therapy
  • Primary Location: Whitecourt Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Multisite
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 03-SEP-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 13-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: $39.42
  • Maximum Salary: $52.36
  • 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:

Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Alberta Aides to Daily Living (AADL) Authorization. One (1) year clinical experience in a rural setting. Previous supervisory experience and/or training in areas such as effective communication, conflict resolution and supervision/coaching, organization and time management.

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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