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01/15/2018-03/15/2018
Employment Status: Term Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 75 hours bi-weekly
Start Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
End Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Pay Rate: $38.49 to $51.41 per hour

Under the general direction of the Manager, Therapy Services, the Occupational Therapist (OT) plans, organizes and directs occupational therapy services for the assigned clinical area. The OT is responsible for the provision of service and/or expertise to the clients and staff of the Yukon Hospital Corporation’s facilities. The OT provides occupational therapy assessment and treatment to clients (inpatients and outpatients) with a broad range of physical and mental health conditions; promotes client independence and self-esteem; supervises and directs Therapy Assistants (TAs); supervises OT students, offers consulting services to clients, family members and the health care community in general; trains and supports YHC Staff in all facilities.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of occupational therapy philosophy and principles;
  • Knowledge of the rehabilitation process;
  • Strong working knowledge of adapted or special equipment;
  • Ability to supervise and train support staff;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to develop a plan and follow through with therapy;
  • Ability to instruct in-services and teach individual training programs;
  • Ability to promote client independence and self-esteem;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Strong assessment and treatment skills in the physical, social, cognitive and psychological function of individuals;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills; and
  • Cross-cultural awareness.

The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, be eligible for individual membership with the Canadian Associate of Occupational Therapists, have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a valid CPR Level C certification. Knowledge of program development, research, and evaluation; knowledge of general acute care principles and hospital (in and outpatient) procedures; knowledge of acute occupational therapist treatments (e.g. burns, CVA, dysphagia); knowledge of splinting techniques and principles; and two years related clinical experience are desired for this position.


Quoting competition #2018-024, email your resume by 4:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018 to: wghjobs@wgh.yk.ca

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