Slave Lake is a young, diverse, and multicultural town, offering a small and integrated feel, but is also close to big city amenities with Edmonton only 256 km away. Beautiful, natural surroundings create a unique quality of life, including a provincial park, Canada’s northernmost bird observatory, Alberta’s easternmost foothills and the Lesser Slave Lake, which boasts seven kilometers of pristine, white sand beaches. There is also an abundance of recreational, cultural, educational and social service facilities for people of all ages. Slave Lake is beautiful, peaceful and provides a great backdrop for a fulfilling career. For healthcare professionals looking for the opportunity to work to their full scope of practice and utilize a broader spectrum of their knowledge, skills and abilities, this could be the career you are looking for.
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.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
Completion of master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or a 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).
Possession of a valid driver’s license for work-related travel.
Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Authorizer.
Clinical experience in a variety of health care settings.