The Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.
We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction services, community health centres, and long-term care homes. The Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services.
The Occupational Therapist completes assessments, develops treatment plans, organizes, provides and directs occupational therapy treatment and educational programs for Champlain LHIN clients, their families and caregivers in accordance with the standards of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
- Completes assessments of clients in a variety of treatment settings: private homes, schools, senior's residence, long term care facilities, group homes, and performs an analysis based on objective, subjective and functional findings.
- Establishes realistic, measurable and time limited treatment goals and develops treatment plan.
- Ensures that occupational therapy treatments are initiated with the informed consent of the client or substitute decision maker in accordance with the Health Care Consent Act.
- Provides direct treatment and/or support and teaching to informal caregivers, school personnel and other health care professionals involved.
- Participates in case conferences when required and consults with other members of the health care team in fostering a holistic approach to care
Completes reassessments to review patient's progress and treatment goals and reports to Care Coordinator and other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity of care and determine if other resources and referrals are required.
Education and Experience:
- Plans in collaboration with the patient, family and Care Coordinator, for the termination of service when patient's goals are achieved and/or when patient no longer requires the service.
- Completes assessments and recommendations for adaptation aids, assistive devices and equipment necessary to achieve treatment goals respecting where appropriate the requirements of the Ontario Assistive Devices Program.
- Completes documentation and maintains appropriate patient records in accordance with the standards of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and Champlain LHIN policies and procedures.
- Acts as a resource for Champlain LHIN employees, service providers, school personnel, long term care facilities and community by providing educational programs as requested.
- Attends and participates actively in occupational therapy team meetings and general staff meetings.
- Assumes responsibility for maintaining professional knowledge current and skills up to date.
- Prioritizes occupational therapy services in accordance with the LHIN Waiting List Management Policy.
- Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy and current certificate of registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
- Related professional experience which would normally be attained over a period of two years in an Occupational Therapy role
- Related experience in a similar community-based setting is an asset
- Current CPR-C certificate
Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of health care system and the role of the Champlain LHIN within the system
- Knowledge of Champlain LHIN operations, quality, risk, and performance management principles
- Knowledge of relevant health care legislation
- Knowledge of Champlain LHIN policies, procedures, strategic direction and goals
- Understanding of Champlain LHIN partners and contracted service providers in the community
- Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse patient groups with varying levels of comprehension and language capability
- Strong ability to manage difficult conversations/situations in a healthy and effective manner
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently
- Effective communication skills to establish and maintain a wide range of contacts with professionals and organizations within the community
- Demonstrated strong customer service skills
- Effective listening and strong facilitation skills are necessary to work with patients and their families/caregivers/SDMs in order to ensure best possible service is provided to the patient
- Ability to deliver information effectively in a variety of settings including one-on-one, team meetings, and to assist in delivering presentations/information regarding the LHIN Occupational Therapy program
- Effective planning and organizing skills to manage multiple patients, provide information reports, and take corrective action as required
- Ability to accurately complete required documentation, reports, forms, and recommendations
- Working knowledge of computer software (email, internet) and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
- A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
- A valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a motor vehicle are required
- Fluency in English and French is required.
Wages are in accordance with the collective agreement between Champlain LHIN and OPSEU and starting salaries range from $39.22/hr. - $41.89/hr
Monday to Friday; 8:30am - 4:30pm
This position is temporary until approximately July, 2021.
All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Champlain LHIN welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in any aspects of the selection process.