Job Location(s): Waterloo, Cambridge
ParaMed recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our patients and team members from Covid-19. A condition of employment with ParaMed is that all new hires receive all required doses of a Covid 19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.
Our Occupational Therapists provide community visits to assess abilities and needs of individuals while working with multidisciplinary teams and equipment vendors to facilitate function. Client groups receiving treatment may include pediatrics for in home or school services and/or adults with medical/health concerns.
Masters degree in Occupational Therapy combined with registration/licensing with provincial regulatory college in good standing (i.e. COTO in Ontario)
Preferably has a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a practicing Occupational Therapist preferably in a community setting
ADP authorization preferred
Working knowledge of applicable legislation including Mental Health Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Healthcare Consent Act and others
Effective skills in critical thinking and problem solving
Knowledge of applicable community resources available for clients and families
Current certification (within the past 12 mos) of First Aid, CPR, completed within Canada
Able to provide a current, clear Vulnerable Position Screening (VPS)
Obtains informed consent prior to and throughout service provision
Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of government agencies, healthcare workers, and other community resources
Analyzes physical, cultural, social and institutional environmental impact on occupational performance and engagement issues
Develops client centred plan with client, inter-professional team and other stakeholders and adjusts services to reflect client centred approach related to physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environment
Demonstrates effective and evidence based problem solving and judgement to address client needs
Engages client using a collaborative approach, building rapport and trust, achieving a mutual understanding and agreement related to services to be provided.
Participates in necessary care conferences with Health Care team
Maintains the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, efficient, effective service in all areas of practice by keeping abreast of changes in practice setting that affect scope of practice
Maintains professional client records related to client encounters and plans in compliance with ParaMed’s policies and the standards applied by the regulatory body or Occupational Therapy college.
Shows respect for cultural needs, dignity, privacy and confidentiality of clients
Discharges client when service delivery is complete
Other duties as assigned
Incorporates federal and provincial laws and regulations, national and provincial standards to provide high quality, safe and ethical care to clients/patients i.e. Regulated Health Professionals Act. Assumes professional responsibility, thinks critically, demonstrates practical knowledge, engages in professional development, manages own practice and advocates within system on clients/patients’ behalf
ParaMed Home Health Care is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please speak with Human Resources.