The Organization

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is the leading health care provider on the western James Bay coast. WAHA comprises of hospitals in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat, with a Health Centre in Moosonee. WAHA also provides regional outpatient programs, as well as Paramedicine services in Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Peawanuck. The span of services, complexity of care needs in the region, and the depth of health integration has made WAHA a leader and a model of health care services in Northern Ontario. WAHA consists of 450 employees, a Physician team, many students, as well as community stakeholders. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.

Position Profile Requirements:

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong team work and communication skills
  • Motivated professional who can work with minimal supervision
  • Strong knowledge of practice and regulations
  • Travel to all coastal sites

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide assessment, treatment, and education to all inpatient, outpatient, and regional clients
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate methods of treatment while modifying when necessary
  • Contributes to departmental operational plan while advancing the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Develops, establishes, and maintains standards of knowledge, skills, and competence by developing programs to promote continuing education
  • Comply with all regulations and professional directives as provided by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and professional liability insurance
  • Experience working in a hospital setting is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large/diversified workload with rapidly changing priorities and challenging deadlines
  • ADP authorizer for mobility devices (wheelchairs & walkers) – or willing to obtain upon hire
  • Experience with amputee rehabilitation an asset
  • Proof of registration with College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario


  • Defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP) and health and welfare benefits
  • Subsidized housing
  • Retention and travel benefits
  • Working for an organization currently undergoing development and transformation
  • Being part of a strong and cohesive multidisciplinary team

How to apply:

The successful candidate must provide a valid Criminal Record Check within a specified time frame.

Please provide three recent professional references, quoting Competition #2018-026 to:

Human Resources

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
P.O. Box 664
Moose Factory, ON  P0L 1W0
  • This position will remain open until filled
  • Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 705-658-4917
  • For more information contact the HR team by email above
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
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