BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BCW is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.
These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Occupational Therapist II Reference # 64999 Temporary Part Time (0.80 FTE Until January 2019) Wage: $33.14 to $41.35 per hour Complex Chronic Disease Program BC Women’s Hospital Vancouver, BC
BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Disease Program provides care for patients with Chronic Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
Consistent with the interprofessional setting and the mission, values and strategic directions of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, the Occupational Therapist 2 focuses on occupational performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure within the context of a client and family centered care model for an assigned area within BC Women’s Hospital. The Occupational Therapist 2 uses an in depth knowledge of biological, cognitive, behavioral, social and occupational sciences and provides multidimensional and expanded assessments and interventions by analyzing the dynamic relationship between clients/patients and families, the environment and occupation. The Occupational Therapist 2 uses advanced knowledge, skill and advanced clinical theory gained through additional training, education and/or experience. The Occupational Therapist 2 participates in program development focusing on the assigned area and participates in education and research activities.
Example of Duties/Accountabilities
Provides Occupational Therapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning within assigned area.
Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of occupational therapy treatment programs for clients/patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans, progress reports and outcomes.
Assesses the need for specific client/patient equipment including home/lifestyle adaptations on and off-site and assists clients/patients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
Maintains communication with clients/patients and families and/or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships. Develops and/or participates in client/family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
Develops and/or participates in client/patient and family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
Participates in multi-disciplinary groups and/or teams including individuals such as physicians, nursing staff and other paramedical professionals by performing duties such as providing consultation, clinical advice, input and suggestions related to the management of the referred client/patient or group of clients within assigned area to ensure that quality care is delivered in a timely and effective manner.
Education, Training and Experience
Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy and licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.
Two (2) years of recent related experience including one (1) year with adults or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Plus 50 hours of post graduate course work/training related to additional procedures, techniques and job functions for assigned area.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in groups, one-on-one and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, motivator and facilitator.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and materials.
Demonstrated ability to critically appraise research evidence.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
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