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Occupational Therapist
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00118840 Requisition #
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Reporting to the Manager, Children’s Day Treatment Program, ACH, the Occupational Therapist II, as a member of a multidisciplinary team and provides consultation and/or assessment of children within the program. Many children present with complex mental health issues and associated developmental, cognitive and behavioral disorders. The Occupational Therapist will be working with clients on an individual and group basis, provide assessment findings and recommendations to team members and families. Service is provided in the context of family centered care and include liaison and collaboration with schools and relevant community agencies. Responsibilities may include participation in case conferences, staff meetings, professional development and program evaluation as required, student education, and other related duties as required. Appropriate documentation and statistical data collection is required.

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: OT MH Day Treatment Program
  • Primary Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 19-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 22-JAN-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 6
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $39.42
  • Maximum Salary: $52.36
  • 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:

Three to five years of clinical OT experience with children and adolescents (and their families) who have complex mental health issues with associated cognitive, behavioral and developmental delays/disorders is required. Training in and understanding of DSM -IV-TR diagnoses. Knowledge of evidence-based OT interventions. Knowledge of community resources for children and adolescents with functional impairment, fine or gross motor difficulties, sensory issues and other OT-related issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and complete work in a timely manner. Experience working with Child and Family Services, schools and other community resources. Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively and to contribute positively to change in emerging services/programs. Experience providing expert clinical OT consultation to professionals. Knowledge of and experience utilizing standardized OT measures for children.

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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