Job title: Interdisciplinary Clinical Leader – Rehabilitation Services

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: Req ID: 163833

Company: Nova Scotia Health

Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

Department: OPWZ Occupational Therapy YRH

Type of Employment: Casual Hourly PT long-assignment (20% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: CUPE Healthcare Position

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

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Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, the Interdisciplinary Clinical Leader provides leadership, innovation and support to their clinical program areas, with the goal of providing collaborative person-centered care to patients and families. The inter-professional clinical leader works closely with the team/program managers, professional practice coordinators, physicians, nurse leaders and other team members, to promote person-centered, collaborative care by employees within the Rehabilitation Services portfolio. Roles and responsibilities may include: fostering healthy inter-professional team processes that support person centered care across the continuum, identifying staffing needs and ensuring staffing requirements are being met on a daily basis, assisting in the development of client centered staffing models, fostering team processes that encompass the continuum of patient care from admission through discharge into the community, program planning and evaluation – ensuring practice is inter-professional and evidence informed, participating in the recruitment, selection and orientation of new team members, and supporting a quality approach to service delivery.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant health discipline
  • License with the relevant licensing body
  • Three (3) years of recent and relevant experience required
  • Demonstrates success in collaborating in others
  • Experience in facilitating teams
  • Good understanding of person centered health care
  • Superior level of communication
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, common sense, flexibility and compassion
  • Coaching ability and diplomacy when dealing with co-workers and persons in the community
  • Demonstrates initiative, be self-motivated and work independently
  • Strive to maintain high quality, innovative service
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with patients, colleagues, management, community agencies, academic settings, students and volunteers
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Part-time long assignment, 20% FTE; 15 hours biweekly
  • Approximately 10 months

Compensation and Incentives

$38.07 – $46.35 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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Location: Yarmouth, NS

Job date: Sat, 04 Nov 2023 02:58:36 GMT