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Occupational Therapist I

Alberta Health Services


LOCATION
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
POSTED
09/20/2021

Your Opportunity:

As our Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an inter-professional team, responsible for providing assessment and intervention services to children, youth and their families, primarily in the clinic setting at Red Deer 49th Street Community Health Centre. The goal of Children’s Rehabilitation Services is to enable children, youth and their families to gain the functional skills needed to participate meaningfully in their homes and communities. 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. 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.

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
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Other
  • 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:

    Current Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS – HCP).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with Pediatric population preferred.