Job title: Occupational Therapist I – Transplant Program

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job description: Your Opportunity:The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, orthopedics, renal, critical care, burns, transplant and trauma inpatient programs as well as a vast number of ambulatory clinics. This position is part of the centralized Rehabilitation and Allied Health Program responsible for the adult patient population and will support patients specifically with the Transplants & Renal service area but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas on the hospital campus as indicated. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our monthly professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing professional growth and quality improvement and encourages mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals on site. The University of Alberta Hospital is centrally located in the capital city, the heart of the academic campus, Old Strathcona and the beautiful river valley. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing secure bike storage, a Light Rail Transit Station, the Pulse Fitness Centre and other ReVitalize activities. Weekends may be required. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume and cover letter with your application.Description:As an Occupational Therapist (OT), you will provide evidence-informed services, with a focus on occupational performance designed to meet the needs of individuals, groups, or a community. You may act as a direct service provider, consultant, educator, or advocate and function as an integral health care team member. You will engage individuals, groups, and communities to enable meaningful and chosen occupations, including self-care, productivity and leisure. You will support clients to achieve optimum functional abilities and independence related to their cognitive, affective, spiritual, and physical strengths and limitations. As an OT, you will provide comprehensive services, including triage, screening, consultation, assessment, diagnosis, collaborative goal setting, treatment, prevention, self-management, education, case management, referral, transition support, and collaboration with relevant and chosen stakeholders and supports within the client¿s physical, institutional, cultural, and social environments. You will include clients and families as integral members of the health care team, encouraging their active participation in all aspects of care. You will collaborate with clients and families in determining, implementing, and evaluating rehabilitation. You will participate in a variety of interprofessional teams to build awareness, enrich support and engage in quality improvement by partnering with healthcare providers, patients, families, and other stakeholders to advance services for the clients. You will contribute to quality improvement and their professional community and participate in peer mentoring and supervising students. You may also provide clinical supervision to Therapy Assistants and Therapy Aides.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Rehabilitation and Allied Health
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 09-MAY-2024
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 19-MAY-2024
  • Temporary End Date: 31-MAR-2025
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $38.90
  • Maximum Salary: $51.80
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:Completion of bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program. Registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT). Additional Required Qualifications:Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Experience in adult acute care with ADL, cognition, functional assessment & intervention, falls and pressure injury prevention is required. Knowledge and experience with chronic disease management is an asset. Your quality of work must meet departmental and organizational expectations. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization, and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be a highly motivated, confident & enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude whose work aligns with AHS Values. You must be able to act quickly and decisively using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Able to utilize strong judgment by analyzing facts, considering the impact, and arriving at a sound conclusion, seeking counsel when appropriate. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and can prioritize/complete tasks in a busy work environment. You have effective teaching skills for students and other professionals. Preferred Qualifications:Experience with complex patient populations (chronic disease management, end of life, post ICU), assessment and treatment skills (functional ADLs/cognition/discharge planning) and different environments (acute/community/LTC) are assets. Experience working with acute inpatients & ambulatory patients with chronic disease. Experience assigning, supervising, and evaluating tasks provided to therapy assistants is preferred. Connect Care training is preferred.Please note:All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.Security Screening:A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.Healthy Albertans. Healthy
Communities. Together.We’re passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across Alberta.Everything we do at AHS reflects a patient and family centred approach; it’s about putting patients’ and families’ experiences, priorities and trust first.We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Sat, 04 May 2024 06:12:18 GMT

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