Are you an Occupational Therapist I who loves rural living and wide open spaces? As our Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and in close collaboration as part of a dynamic, inter-professional team. You will assess individual and community needs based on abilities, interactions and participation and follow-up with planning, implementing and evaluating safe quality programs aimed at enhancing optimal client function. You will collaborate, cooperate and develop effective partnerships with other providers with a focus on prevention, protection, treatment and promotion for all ages across the continuum of services. This position requires you to be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds and will require you to walk, stand, crouch or kneel periodically throughout the shift.
Situated 135km east of Edmonton, Two Hills is an urban centre serving an agricultural region. Two Hills is a smaller but fully serviced community, situated close enough to Edmonton to enjoy the benefits our capital city has to offer, but far enough to enjoy a contemporary lifestyle without the problems and congestion of big city living - just imagine living only a couple of minutes away from the downtown core. The tree-shaded streets, paved and with sidewalks, of new and mature neighborhoods add to the charm of the town. Residents have easy access to the downtown and commercial areas, Two Hills School, the Mennonite School, as well as several parks and playgrounds. Within a half-hour drive are three beautiful lakes ideal for camping and fishing.
The Town of Vermilion is located in east Central Alberta at the intersection of Highway 16 and 41, approximately 60 Km west of Lloydminster and 190 km east of Edmonton. Downtown Vermilion is bursting with pride, with every building, landmark and home a thoughtful reflection of the community's past. A self-guided walking tour reveals a fascinating history of the historic buildings, many of which have been thoughtfully restored. The Vermilion Provincial Park, located within Town boundaries at the West End of the community, is among the largest provincial parks in Alberta. Stretching more than nine kilometers (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley, the park combines tranquility with activity. Approximately 23 kilometers of hiking trails through the natural wilderness allow for easy exploration and watching more than 100 different species of birds. Life in Vermilion can be as active or as relaxed as you want it to be.
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). BLS is required.