Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theatre. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. Alberta Health Services is invested in Grande Prairie with construction underway for a new regional hospital and cancer center. Under general supervision from the manager, the Occupational Therapist II performs duties relating to the assessment, treatment, education and management of patients within the Home Care environment. Our dynamic team serves clients in their own homes, lodges, Designated Supportive Living space, senior’s apartments and Long Term Care. Our team also has a seating clinic. There is a very strong focus on the multi-disciplinary and collaborative process including and focused on the patient. We have Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Language Pathology, Recreation Therapy and Social Work on our Allied Health team working in close collaboration with our nursing teams. In addition to excellent wages and benefits, 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. We have a supportive multi-disciplinary team and a very strong focus on work life balance.
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.
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).
Excellent communication skills and collaborative skills required. Must be able to use considerable independent judgment and initiative to decide whether treatment requested is suitable. Computer skills including MS Office, and experience with electronic charting is essential. Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required.