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Occupational Therapist – Neurology/Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Stratford, ON posted April 28, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 110762 Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance
– QEII Company: NSHA Department: OPCZ Neuro Science Acute Care OccTherapy Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: NSGEU Posting Closing Date: 26-Apr-21 Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.

Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities The Occupational Therapist works under the supervision of the Health Services Manager.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) works in collaboration with the client, caregivers and family to facilitate, restore and/or maintain the patient/clients optimal level of function in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.

The OT provides consultation, assessment, treatment, evaluation and follow-up while working within the hospital, the client’s home and/or their community.

The OT, in collaboration with the client, establishes individualized treatment plans and goals independently manage a busy caseload and use clinical judgement and decision-making skills to prioritize issues on a daily basis.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required.

The OT provides education and support to clients, families and caregivers.

The OT functions as both a member of an occupational therapy clinical team and a multidisciplinary hospital and/or community healthcare team.

The OT contributes to the clinical education of OT students and related health disciplines and for supervision of OT Assistants.

The OT is responsible for adhering to Nova Scotia Health Authority policies and procedures and to the professional standards of our licensing body, the Nova Scotia College of Occupational Therapists Qualifications Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Licensure with the provincial regulatory body, the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia, is mandatory.

Membership with the Professional Interest group, the Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists, is also required Experience wokring in Neuro/Acquired Brain Injury is an asset Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Course (yearly update required)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to facilitate education programs and interact positively with patients/clients, families, other health care providers and staff
• Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, while effectively planning, organizing, and supervising
• Ability to be flexible and adjust to the changing needs of the service and the program/facility
• Access to reliable transportation
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training, Emergency First Aid, Training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills Hours of Work Long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly Beginning May 1, 2021 until May 10, 2022 These are anticipated dates and subject to change Salary Information Occupational Therapist $31.8524
– $40.2221/hourly Thank you for your interest in this position.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check Proof of education & training certifications Proof of any additional required qualification Valid registration with the relevant licensing body Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation Proof of SIN number Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit
– NSGEU position.

Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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.

Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants.

Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.