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Occupational Therapist

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 2, 2022.

As a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, the Occupational Therapist coordinates, assesses and provides care to patients with neurological conditions. The primary focus for this position is patients living with spinal cord injuries/conditions. The Therapist will communicate and collaborate effectively with the interdisciplinary team members and community agencies in the provision of care. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the provision of assessments, treatment interventions, program planning and implementation, discharge planning and community liaison.

1. Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
2. Graduate of an approved School of Occupational Therapy
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience, within the last 5 years, in the management of rehabilitation patients including those with Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury and Acquired Brain Injury
4. Self-directed, flexible, independent practitioner who is also able to collaborate effectively within an interdisciplinary healthcare team
5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience, within the last 5 years, in the area of seating/positioning for adults
6. Demonstrated leadership ability, strong communication skills, well-developed critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, as well as a patient and family-centred approach to care
7. Demonstrated experience, within the last 3 years, working collaboratively with and assigning tasks to an occupational therapist assistant and/or other support personnel
8. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the provision of evidence-based occupational therapy care
9. Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a wide variety of stake-holder groups including clients, families, support staff/caregivers, management teams and other members within the circle of care
10. Demonstrated knowledge of patient safety procedures/protocols
11. Demonstrated ability to perform repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, lifting and transferring techniques using appropriate body mechanics
12. Demonstrated interest and commitment to supporting student educational opportunities, as well as participating in continuing professional development opportunities, professional practice and program committees and initiatives that support patient care, clinical practice, education and research as approved by Clinical Manager in conjunction with the Chief of Occupational Therapy Practice
13. ADP Authorizer status preferred for wheelchair, positioning and ambulation aids

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement