Job title: Occupational Therapy Assistant – Seniors’ Health, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Company: IWK Health Centre

Job description: ​Req ID: 183183
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building – QEII
Department: OPCZ VAC Occupational Therapy
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 10-Jul-24Nova 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.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 OpportunityUnder the direction of the program manager and the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT), the occupational therapy assistant completes therapeutic and technical support duties in the delivery of occupational therapy services to Nova Scotia Health clients both independently and collaboratively with health care team members and students. The occupational therapy assistant is responsible to adhere to Nova Scotia Health policies and procedures.About YouWe would love to hear from you if you have the following:

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  • Graduated from a recognized community college occupational assistant program including three hundred hours minimum of clinical experience.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the uses and sources of commercially available assistive devices and equipment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to operation and maintain variety of appliances and power equipment
  • Previous experience working with Geriatric populations an asset.
  • Previous experience working with Frailty and Dementia an asset.
  • Previous experience working with patients/clients with physical and/or cognitive impairments an asset.
  • Previous experience with wheelchair fitting and modifications an asset.
  • 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.Hours

  • Permanent, Part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours bi-weekly

Compensation and Incentives$22.84 – $25.95 HourlySuccessful 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.Once You’ve AppliedThank 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.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.Follow Us!

Location: Halifax, NS

Job date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 22:15:30 GMT