Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
MHA NZ Psych Inpatient Unit CRH
Type of Employment:
Hourly PT long-assignment (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Posting Closing Date:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Occupational Therapist, functions as a member of the Mental Health & Addictions Program and the multi-disciplinary team, participating in the planning, development, provision and evaluation of Mental Health & Addictions.
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the case management and provision of mental health services to clients enrolled in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing psychosocial assessments, functional assessments, and diagnostic impressions, developing and implementing a treatment plan, monitoring individual clinical outcomes, making case management decisions, implementing and facilitating groups, and developing and implementing a discharge plan. The Occupational Therapist links clients to agencies, services, and programs as indicated. The Occupational Therapist documents accurate, concise, and current clinical notes according to professional standards.
The Occupational Therapist exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the framework and objectives of the Mental Health & Addictions and the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.
- Graduate of an accredited University Program in Occupational Therapy.
- Eligible for membership in the Canadian Occupational Therapy Association.
- Eligible for registration to practice Occupational Therapy in Nova Scotia.
- One year of Occupational Therapy experience with clients in an Addiction & Mental Health setting an asset
- Experience in the development of collaborative partnerships and initiatives with other agencies and community stakeholders.
- Experience working in a community-based setting.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of community-based population health approach.
- Knowledge of appropriate assessment tools for clients in an Addiction & Mental Health setting.
- Suicide Risk Assessment Training an asset
- Training and skills in a variety of individual and group models preferred
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training an asset
- Strong knowledge and understanding of recovery as it pertains to mental health & addictions
- DSM training an asset
- Concurrent Disorders Training an asset
- Demonstrated effective decision making regarding client care, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in a pressure situation required
- Strong crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to provide effective Addiction & Mental Health/Occupational Therapy assessments
- Demonstrated commitment to pursue continuing education to maintain or enhance professional knowledge as needed
- Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care providers and staff, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth.
- Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
- Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position, such as working flexible hours; dealing with stressful situations; working alone in a satellite office; and travelling/working at other areas as required.
- Regular attendance in current and previous employment.
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
- Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
Long Assignment, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of September 10, 2021
Dates are subject to change
$31.8524 - $40.2221 Hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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