Occupational Therapist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON
Posted: 9/9/2019 2:15:14 PM

We currently have a Temporary Part-Time opportunity for an Occupational Therapist on the Weekend Discharge Team at our Bayview Campus (until approx. Aug 2020).

Summary of Duties

The candidate will be able to work in a fast paced environment determining priorities according to the patient’s goals and estimated discharge date. The successful candidate will practice in accordance with the appropriate legislation and organizational policies for decision making, care planning and coordination of care.

Collaborate with colleagues regarding weekday handover lists outlining pending issues for focused weekend follow-up
Complete assessments and applications for weekend discharge planning
Assess and confirm medical stability to determine if patient is requiring Alternative Level of Care
Prioritize RM&R referrals for home, rehabilitation and palliative care for weekend and Monday discharges
Collaborate with Emergency Department and Acute Care Unit teams, CCAC, other community resources to facilitate weekend discharges
Problem solve to facilitate weekend discharges
When working weekends, the primary goal of this new innovative Weekend Discharge Team is to facilitate weekend discharges from all 10 of the SHSC Acute Care units (General Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Muscular Skeletal and Trauma) and to divert admissions from the Emergency Department. The Weekend Discharge Team consists of health professionals. The team will use a person-centred model of care that enables each professional to optimize their scope of practice, in order to improve effectiveness and efficiency of care, and the patient experience. The team in collaboration with the weekend unit based staff, ED staff, CCAC and Medical teams will monitor for weekend discharges, assess patients and complete referrals/applications to facilitate weekend discharges.


Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in Occupational Therapy
Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Membership in CAOT or OSOT
Minimum 2 years of experience working in acute care required
Emergency Department experience an asset
Strong cognitive assessment experience required
Ability to efficiently complete comprehensive assessments of a patient’s occupational performance issues (ADLs and IADLS, home safety, cognition and perception, mobility and physical function, psychoemotional and mental health, and need for equipment/aides to optimize independence) in order to develop therapeutic care plans that appropriately diverts an admission or effectively discharges a patient from hospital
Strong ability to collaborate, as necessary, with Weekend Discharge Team colleagues to provide occupational therapy-specific assessments that facilitate discharge plans
Provide education to patients and family that prepares them to optimize safest return to functioning and perform life skills/ re-engage in their roles in the community
Well-developed communication, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
Strong teambuilding skills and conflict resolution skills
Excellent assessment, interviewing and problem solving skills
Computer literacy required
Knowledge of the health care system, community resources and eligibility criteria for system partner facilities
Good working knowledge and execution of referral systems such as RM&R
Superior ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (in one document) quoting 192231 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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