Job Number: 856735
Category: Complex Care & Recovery
Positions Available: 1
Years Experience Required: 2 years
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted Date: Mar 24, 2020
Geriatric Mental Health Inpatient Services
Complex Care and Recovery Program
The Geriatric Mental Health Inpatient Services provides culturally-sensitive and interdisciplinary assessment, consultation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing community support/services upon discharge to its target population of clients 65 years of age and older. It consists of two busy 24/7 Geriatric Admission Units with a total of 48 beds The units specialize in dementia care, as well as serving clients with both long-standing and newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders including mood, psychosis, anxiety, and concurrent disorders as well as psychiatric conditions which may arise from medical conditions or substances/medications. The GMHS Inpatient Services strive for excellence in the provision of an integrated and coordinated continuum of services based on best practices.
The Geriatric Mental Health Inpatient Services is currently seeking a full-time permanent Occupational Therapist. Reporting to the Manager, Geriatric Mental Health Services, you will be expected to work collaboratively within an inpatient interprofessional team setting. Your target population of clients will be 65 years of age and older, with mental health and addiction issues, usually with co-occurring medical issues. You will provide client-centred care and ensure security and safety and that the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) practice standards are maintained. The successful candidate will be responsible for triaging new clients, providing initial assessments to determine clients’ skills and needs, conducting functional and falls risk assessments in the hospital setting, as well as occasionally in the community/home setting, and providing therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, as part of developing and implementing rehabilitation and treatment / discharge plans in support of the clients and their needs. You will monitor and actively participate in the formulation and delivery of treatment plans based on best practice approaches for this population. You will be involved in the supervision of occupational therapy students and the education of clients, their families and other mental health providers. This position requires evening and weekend hours. You will be expected to contribute to program development and participate in research and educational activities. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at Queen Street West site.
The successful candidate must have a degree from a recognized occupational therapy program and be a registered member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, combined with two (2) years’ of progressive clinical experience working with older adults who have mental health and addiction issues. You must have membership in either the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) and be a holder of COTO’s pre-requisite Professional Liability Insurance. You must possess an Assistive Devices Program (ADP) certificate. Experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, motivational interviewing, orthopaedic assessments, pain assessment and intervention would be considered an asset. Demonstrated superior communication skills (both written and oral), strong interpersonal and organizational skills, experience working with community-based providers, and experience with research processes and standardized measures are required. Familiarity with computer-based programs (MS Office, Outlook, etc.) is essential. The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or and proficiency in a second language is an asset.
Please note: This full-time permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.
Salary Range: $33.33 - $44.92
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.