Working to promote excellence, quality patient/client-centered care and high professional standards, the Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the provision and delivery of quality Occupational Therapy Services. The objective of the Occupational Therapist is to provide safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge, the technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect
o Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
o Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.
o Applies knowledge, skills, judgment and competencies required for safe, independent and interprofessional practice by meeting professional practice standards as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
o Experience working in fast paced, acute care hospital setting.
o Applies NHS values and professional practice standards to patient/client centred care and service.
o Demonstrated commitment to patient/client centred care.
o Demonstrated ability to perform assessments, develop quality patient/client programming, and facilitate patient discharges.
o Demonstrated ability to support, explain, and instruct patients and their families in understanding the clinical procedures to facilitate optimum health status.
o Evidence of effective organizational, interpersonal, communication, judgment and decision-making skills.
o Integrates reflection, critical thinking, education and relevant practical experience in problem solving.
o Evidence of accurate and timely documentation according to best practice guidelines.
o Must be able to bend, reach, lift and transfer patients on a frequent basis throughout the day.
o Ability to work effectively both independently and within an inter-disciplinary team.
o Flexible, self-directed and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
o Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Programs.
o Proficiency in both official languages (English and French) will be considered an asset.
o Consistent and regular attendance required.
Recruitment Specialist: Christine Callaghan
Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.