Job title :
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – ACUTE CARE, HOME HEALTH SERVICES AND/OR LONG-TERM CARE
KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Accepting a position with Interior Health is only the first step in your career with us. We recognize that career planning, support, and growth opportunities are important considerations when choosing an employer. Our hope is that once you join our team, you will embrace BC’s lifestyle while growing professionally.
We are seeking Occupational Therapists to work in Acute Care (Kelowna General Hospital) and Long Term Care in the Central Okanagan. We cover five Interior Health Long Term Care sites (including palliative care) and some contracted sites from Lake Country, Kelowna to West Kelowna.
We are seeking Occupational Therapist applicants with the knowledge and expertise in working independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team with ability to carry out assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education. Apart from regular Occupational Therapy assessments, the skill of dysphagia assessment is required. Knowledge of equipment is paramount; wheelchair assessments, power mobility assessments, fall prevention. Quality of life lens essential in this area.
As a Casual opportunity work requirements can vary from Zero to 37.5 hours per week. Once hired into a casual role an employee is eligible to apply internally on permanent postings as they become vacant. Upon completion of 180 hours, Casual employees have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.
Our worksites offer you an environment that will challenge your professional, technical, and practical skills. We are dedicated to effective quality care and patient advocacy and have leadership that is committed to teamwork, engagement, and innovation.
If this sounds like a fit, we would love to hear from you! Come and join Interior Health, where Every Person Matters. Apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
- Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
- Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
- Valid BC Driver’s license.
- Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
- Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
- Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
- Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
- Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
- Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
- Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
- Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.