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Occupational Therapist

Bayshore HealthCare

Peterborough, ON, CANADA

Healthcare Services and Wellness

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

. Participate in ongoing internal and/or external continuing education activities
. Adhere to Bayshore Policies and Procedures.
. Participate in quality activities and continuous improvement initiatives in keeping with the company's Quality Management System
. Participate in proactive Health & Safety activities while performing all duties. Is responsible to notify immediate Supervisor of any Health & Safety risks or concerns. Responsible for completing Accident Reports for all direct reports who injure themselves on the job, within 24 hours of the incident.
. Maintain confidentiality of client and corporate information and discusses same only with appropriate Bayshore personnel
. Complete other tasks as requested

TASKS

The required tasks for this occupational group, include the following:

. Provide OT consultation services and advice on a wide variety of issues related to the treatment of adults and older adult clients. This includes, but is not limited to, the provision of professional advice and recommendations on client cases presented at Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings and case conferences.
. Use the customer's computer and software for client documentation in a Windows environment, including word processing, electronic mail and Internet.
. Use the customer's software systems to request OT assessments and reports from external occupational therapy providers; to review and finalize these reports and to follow-up with the respective members of the IDT or others on services for the client; and, to monitor, report on, and follow-up on the "Due Dates" of forms assigned to external providers.
. Request, review and précis occupational therapy and related health professional reports from other community agencies and services.
. Follow-up with other service providers and vendors regarding quality and status of work.
. Provide training in the use of the customer's software systems to new OTs and others in the same or other Field Offices; and, provide training in its use to external OTs and other providers completing assessments and reports on behalf of the customer.
. Participate in IDT meetings and case conferences on client or health-related issues. Make any follow-up calls and inquiries from an occupational therapy perspective related to clients discussed at Interdisciplinary Team meetings or during case conferences/consultations with staff.
. Liaise with health care professionals and agencies in the community, in clinics and in long-term care facilities in relation to specific client cases.
. Make recommendations and give professional approval or decline of various benefits or services for clients, in accordance with customer policy, including determining the assessment instruments to be used, the related amount of time required, and advising the external providers, via use of the customer's and its partners' software solutions, advise other staff who initiate expenditures of the professional recommendations and/or approval..
. Develop and deliver information sessions and training to staff, clients and others on health related topics.
. Facilitate access to treatment and benefits for clients.
. Complete occupational therapy assessments and reports on clients in their homes, or, in the facilities in which the clients reside
. Prepare reports on the functional status and treatment requirements of the clients using departmental systems.
. Other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group.


Education

Field Occupational Therapy Services Officers must, as a minimum, possess:
. A Baccalaureate Degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized university ( If the degree is from outside Canada, the contractor must provide the Canadian equivalency of the degree evaluated by a recognized third party.);
. A current licence to practice from a provincial or territorial College of Occupational Therapy in the province of practice.
. A valid driver's license in the province where the work is to be performed.


Experience

The Field Occupational Therapy Services Officer shall possess, as a minimum:
. 24 months equivalence of full time experience as an occupational therapist (OT) within the last five (5) years providing occupational therapy treatment or services to adults; or, supervising or teaching the practice of occupational therapy treatment of adults.
. A minimum of one year full-time equivalent experience, within the last five years, in providing occupational therapy treatment/services to clients enrolled in a formal psychiatric/mental health program.

About Bayshore HealthCare

Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country's leading providers of home and community health care services. We partner with government and corporate organizations to enhance the quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of people of all ages across the country to make them comfortable in their own homes. We are a caring team that's making a difference through compassion, innovation, leadership and personal commitment. Named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies since 2006, we have exceptional opportunities for health care, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation and dialysis professionals to advance their careers in over 100 locations in all provinces.

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What it's like to work at Bayshore HealthCare

A Canadian Leader

A proudly Canadian company since 1966, we are one of the country’s leaders in Healthcare. We have established ourselves in other areas where our community needs care-Bayshore Healthcare, Bayshore Home Health, Bayshore Speciality Rx, Bayshore Therapy and Rehab, Bayshore Dialysis. Our goal is to do whatever it takes to make people comfortable.

Our Principles

We are passionate and caring. We imagine being the difference. We live our values of compassion, reliability, teamwork, innovation, leadership and personal promises to make a difference.

Our Areas of Care
  • Nursing and personal care
  • Home support and companionship
  • Temporary staffing at care facilities
  • Pharmaceutical products and services
  • Infusion clinics
  • Therapy and rehabilitation services
  • Dialysis centres

A look inside Bayshore HealthCare

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Benefits & Perks

We value our employees
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Group RRSP
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Full or part-time hours
  • 24-hour clinical and operational support
  • Thorough orientation
  • Student placement programs
A wide range of career choices

Our flexible options to suit your career goals and lifestyle include a variety of opportunities to give you a choice of assignments and locations, a collaborative team environment and autonomy to work independently. We rely on your expertise and professional judgement and support you with rigorous clinical standards and comprehensive training. We also offer internal training programs and financial support for continuing education.

Bayshore HealthCare Testimonials

I get a lot of job satisfaction from the work I do with clients because I really feel like I’m making a difference in their lives. I feel I can take the time to deal with the whole person and deliver the kind of quality care that’s important to me.

Charlene Hagermann, RN Simcoe County, ON. - Bayshore HealthCare

I’m a single mother of two. Bayshore has given me the opportunity to be in the work force and still have time for my children. The support from staff is great while I’m working in different environments such as clients’ residences, nursing homes and hospitals.

Delores , Personal Support Worker St Catherines, ON. Branch - Bayshore HealthCare

I always feel respected for the job I do – which helps me to work to the best of my abilities – always receiving positive feedback and constructive pointers when needed. I appreciate all the things Bayshore has given me in my career and look forward to many more positive working years with the company.

Krystal , HSC/ Human Services Counsellor - Bayshore HealthCare

Occupational Therapist, Bayshore HealthCare, Peterborough, ON, CANADA