Are you looking for an exceptional opportunity to utilize and broaden your Occupational Therapy skills? The Occupational Therapy team in Medicine Hat offers the opportunity to work within a variety of service areas including acute care, community and outpatient services. This opportunity will also cover all age groups furthering the diversity and experiences across various practice areas. The beautiful community of Medicine Hat is located in the sunny Southeast corner of Alberta. The community appeals to all interests as it offers arts and culture, sports and music entertainment, a shopping mall and endless outdoor activities to enjoy in the summer and winter months. The Occupational Therapy team in Medicine Hat is a very cohesive group that consists of a great ratio of therapists and therapy assistants. If you are interested in working with a vibrant and innovative team, this may be the job for you!
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.
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).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Valid BLS. Valid First Aid certification.
Familiar with AHS Values and encompasses the values in their work. Ability to work both independently and as a member of an inter-professional team. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to adapt in a changing work environment.
Please send all applications directly to the posting on the Alberta Health Services Careers website located here to posting #ALB00046359.
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