Occupational Therapist
Health Sciences North.
Canada
JOB POSTING
ONA Paramedical

Date Posted: August 14, 2019

Posting #: 19-0894

Position: Occupational Therapist

Status: Temporary Full-Time (September 2019 to January 2021)

Program: Critical and Emergency Care

Department: Medical Surgical ICU

Site: Ramsey Lake Health Centre (RLHC)

KEY FUNCTION:
Provide effective and efficient Occupational Therapy services through client assessment, treatment,
consultation, and education. Ensure quality of care with a client-centered approach to promote functional
return-to-work.

REPORTING:
Under the general direction of the CQI Manager, ICU/Step Down

DUTIES:
1. Complete complex standardized and functional assessments.
2. Generate, implement, evaluate, and modify negotiated treatment plans on an individual or group basis

within the inpatient, outpatient, or community setting.
3. Interact and consult with health care professionals and the patient/family involved in the patient's care

to ensure the most functional and beneficial plan is devised and implemented.
4. Investigate and assess prescribed patient equipment where appropriate, and provide documentation

to ensure legal, ethical, and confidential parameters are followed.
5. Educate patients and family members regarding safety concerns and risks involved with Occupational

Therapy treatments, and ensure patient awareness of those risks.
6. Follow service-specific, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Infection Prevention and Control

practices, including monthly workplace inspections.
7. Participate in patient care teams and other HSN committees, including Professional Council meetings

regarding the development of policies and procedures, forms and audits, and coverage/vacation
planning within the professional discipline.

8. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
9. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve

goal outcomes.
10. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and

safety and Occupational Therapy legislation, standards and guidelines.
11. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
12. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
13. Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1. Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of
Ontario (COTO).

2. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.

EXPERIENCE:
1. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with people who have severe and persistent physical
and/or mental illness.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
1. Demonstrated superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload.
2. Ability to direct, supervise, and mentor students and support personnel.
3. Demonstrated excellent presentation skills.
4. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
5. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and

continue improvement.
6. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software, (e.g. Word,

Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
7. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
8. Demonstrated ability to manage routine correspondence, multiple tasks/projects, diversified workload

and rapidly changing priorities and challenging deadlines.
9. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
10. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
1. Successful criminal reference check is required for vulnerable sector.
2. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and patients.
3. Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
4. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
5. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
6. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
7. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
8. Ability to travel between local sites.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability,
experience and relevant qualifications as identified in the resume and completed
Application Form submitted. Where these factors are relatively equal, seniority shall
govern. HSN reserves the right to conduct a formal interview/testing process where
required, which may include (but not limited to), a written or practical examination or
both to determine skill and ability.

Shift: Days

French Language

Service Designation:
Bilingualism is Required. In accordance with the FLS Plan, if no bilingual candidates
(both internal and external) meet the qualifications, unilingual candidates may be
considered.

Salary: $35.42$43.36/Hourly

N.B. Applications for this position must be submitted to the Human Resources Department before 1600 hours
on September 11, 2019