Date Posted: January 22, 2020
Posting #: 20-0060
Position: Occupational Therapist
Status: Permanent Part-Time
Program: NEO Kids & Family and Inter-Professional Practice
Department: NEO Kids - Children's Treatment Centre
Site: Ramsey Lake Health Centre (RLHC)
Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager, Children’s Treatment Centre.
1. Administer and perform complex standardized and non-standardized assessments.
2. Analyze and interpret assessment findings.
3. Generate, implement, evaluate, and modify negotiated treatment plans on an individual or group basis
within the inpatient, outpatient, or community setting.
4. Recommend compensatory and remedial strategies, activity modifications, adaptive equipment, and
assitive devices to promote safety and maximize functional independence.
5. Dispense, fabricate, and modify clinical equipment, including wheelchairs, splints, and orthotics.
6. Implement strategies to address client safety issues and mitigate risk for critical injury and death.
7. Educate clients and families on coping strategies, decision-making, and utilization of personal and
community resources; make referrals to community resources as required.
8. Collaborate with clients, families, interprofesisonal team members, and community partners throughout
the therapy process, and advocate to ensure client needs are met.
9. Participate in the discharge planning process to ensure safe, effective, and efficient discharges.
10. Perform controlled acts subject to area of practice.
11. Document assessment findings, analysis, treatment plans, client goals, client’s ongoing progress,
effectiveness of treatment plan, and government/insurance/legal forms according to the College of
Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) standards and HSN policy.
12. Research and incorporate best evidence into clinical practice.
13. Educate and provide internships to student Occupational Therapists (OT)/Occupational Therapist
Assistants (OTA)/Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), other members of interprofessional health care
team and their students, external health care professionals, and school/community staff/agencies.
14. Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of personal health information is maintained.
15. Recommend, manage, and maintaininventory, and order essential supplies and equipment as
16. Maintain relevant statistical information.
17. Follow service-specific,Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Infection Prevention and Control
practices, including monthly workplace inspections.
19. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
20. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
21. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve
22. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and
safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
23. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
24. Perform other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1. Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the COTO.
2. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate.
1. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a pediatric environment.
2. Experience working with people who have severe and persistent physical and/or mental illness.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of typical and atypical anatomy/neuroanatomy, physiology/neurophysiology,
social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, and education), and development across the lifespan.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of atypical development on function to inform Occupational
Therapy Service in the treatment of disease and conditions.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory, other theoretical frameworks relevant to the
area of practice, and the Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF).
4. Demonstrated knowledge and application of client and family-centred models of care.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of COTO standards of practice and guidelines.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of current health care and privacy legislation.
7. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice and best practice.
8. Demonstrated knowledge of outcome measures and research process/methodology.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of community services and available resources.
10. Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking with the
ability to apply ethical frameworks and choose the optimal assessment and treatment intervention.
11. Demonstrated ability to effectively problem-solve, set priorities, and manage conflict.
12. Demonstrated knowledge of Occupational Therapy techniques relevant to the area of practice.
13. Demonstrated ability to be a self-directed learner.
14. Demonstrated ability to direct and mentor students and support personnel.
15. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
16. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and
17. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software, e.g. Word, Excel,
Power Point and Outlook and patient information systems.
18. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
19. Demonstrated ability to manage routine correspondence, multiple tasks/projects, diversified workload
and rapidly changing priorities and challenging deadlines.
20. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
21. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.
1. Successful Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
2. Demonstrated ability to meet the cognitive, emotional, and environmental demands of the job.
3. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and patients.
4. Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
5. Valid driver’s licence with access to reliable vehicle.
6. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
7. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
8. Demonstrated positive work record and excellent attendance record.
9. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
10. Ability to travel between local and regional 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.
Bilingualism is an Asset
Special Note: This position will be posted until filled.