We are Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital, a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer, and a top 40 Canadian Research Hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. We serve more than 7,500 children and youth on an outpatient basis, and over 600 inpatient admissions each year.
In unparalleled partnership with children, youth and families, we deliver outstanding personalized, inter-professional care; co-create ground-breaking research, innovation and teaching; and drive social justice for children and youth with disabilities. We are also the only one to have ever achieved 100% in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.
Holland Bloorview the Child Development team is looking to hire a Occupational Therapist (Neuromotor (NMT) and Clinical Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Program)
The Child Development team works with children who have neuromotor disorders such as cerebral palsy who are up to the age of 18 years.
To meet these complex needs, services can include assessment, diagnosis, consultation and intervention from various disciplines including medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, OT/PT Assistants, psychology, social work and speech-language pathology. The disciplines work in collaboration with our community partners to provide a continuum of care. This is a fast paced, dynamic work environment requiring the candidate to work independently as well as collaboratively with other professionals involved in the client and family’s care.
The Clinical Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Program uses cutting edge, non-invasive technology to support independent participation in recreation and functional applications among children with severe neuromotor conditions. The Occupational Therapist provides training and support in the use of BCI technologies with clients and their families. This role involves onsite, in-person visits as well as virtual visits with clients and families.
- Partner with clients and families to formulate and implement individualized client-centered goals with focused, targeted and measurable outcomes.
- Provide client care in collaboration with the client/family to plan, implement and evaluate care, documenting the habilitative/rehabilitative process according to hospital policies.
- Interface and problem solve with members of the interprofessional care team and community providers as appropriate to ensure an integrated approach to care.
- Incorporate evaluative activities into professional practice to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective health care.
- Assess clients’ abilities and train the client and family in the use of brain computer interface (BCI) technology. Support specifically required in the areas of positioning to optimize access and use of technology to facilitate participation.
- Address challenges identified in client occupational performance. Provide assessment and intervention directed at the person, occupation and environmental factors influencing occupational performance.
- Utilize research to establish and support evidence-informed practice.
- Utilize the teaching/learning process to provide education on various conditions, both formal and informal, to clients/families, colleagues, students, and other professionals within the organization and the community.
- Provide direct service (individual and/or group), consultation, mediation and education to clients, families, and community providers with focus on maximizing the client’s physical functioning and independent participation in functional and recreational activities using a brain computer interface.
- Provide education both formal and informal to clients/families colleagues, students and others within the organization and the community.
- Promote and support the physical, psychosocial and spiritual well being of patients and families.
- Practices according to organizational policies and standards for practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
- Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices.
- This position may require flexible work hours consistent with program requirements (may be required to work some evenings and/or weekends).
- Documents according to Occupational Therapy standards
- Document workload statistics according to the Workload Measurement of the Ministry of Health
- Other duties as assigned
- Masters degree in Occupational Therapy (or Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy plus other Masters)
- Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
- Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is an asset.
- Knowledge of and experience in occupational therapy assessment and treatment of children and youth with neuromotor conditions.
- Experience with current outcome measures (i.e. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Goal Attainment Scaling)
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families and members of the interprofessional care team
- Experience with technology and positioning would be an asset
- Status appointment in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto is an asset
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development