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06/06/2018-07/05/2018

Occupational Therapist I

Requisition #: ALB00045559

Location: Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $37.30 - $49.65

Your Opportunity:

Now is your chance to be a part of changing how healthcare is delivered to Albertans. We are excited to be offering Restorative Care in the Town of Mayerthorpe. With this comes the opportunity to help build our team and services, offering a chance to truly make a difference. Restorative Care is an intensive rehabilitation program designed to help patients, particularly seniors, maintain and improve function. Restorative Care focuses on improving an individual’s physical function and mobility, with the goal being to return to their own home or transition to the most independent level of care possible. Restorative Care is a multidisciplinary care model that is intended to also improve health and psychosocial outcomes of the clients in order to reduce caregiver burden, and to adopt evidence-based clinical practice that has demonstrated an ability to improve functional independence for clients. In addition to supporting Restorative Care, you will also be working with residents of the ExtendiCare Mayerthorpe continuing care facility providing a well-rounded opportunity to grow your skillset and impact many Albertans in different ways.

The Town of Mayerthorpe prides itself on their friendliness and desire to help. Mayerthorpe is located 123 northwest of Edmonton, on a major route to the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska. Mayerthorpe offers many community groups, recreation facilities, schools, and programs, to keep residents active. Rural Alberta is beautiful, peaceful and provides a great backdrop for a fulfilling career. If nothing feels better than making a difference in the lives of families of your own community, we encourage you to consider Mayerthorpe.

Job 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.

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).
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP).
  • Applicants should be an Approver for Alberta Aides to Daily Living (AADL).




Please visit https://careers.albertahealthservices.ca/ and search for Job Requisition #: ALB00045559
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