Occupational Therapist (Job ID: 202007-05)

Status: Full-time, Temporary (Jan. 31, 2022, end date) Vacancies: One  | FTE: 1.0  |  Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Working within a collaborative team and reporting to the Clinical Program Manager of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN), you will be responsible for enabling occupation through activities and assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education, and follow-up based on the patient’s individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient to perform meaningful daily occupations.

 

Responsibilities

Clinical role

  • Under the direction of the physician of record, you will work collaboratively with other allied health team members, family physicians, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, or independently as appropriate, to assess and evaluate the needs of patients, which includes visits to the patient’s home when necessary, enhancing the delivery of primary care services of the CWC PCN.
  • You will integrate scientific theories, current research and evidence, identify and articulate the rationale for selecting interventions, and implement innovative approaches to support the health, learning, and transitional needs of the individual, family and community.
  • You will conduct comprehensive best practice frameworks and program clinical models. You will select, administer, and analyze assessment results through individual and/or group protocols; use appropriate standardized and non-standardized assessments that include occupational performance areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure; and incorporate the client domains representative of physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of functioning.
  • You will employ advanced consulting skills with other professionals in various clinical settings to directly and indirectly influence patient care in accordance with CWC PCN policies, procedures and, established standards.

Community services, integration, and transitions

  • You will work with the Clinical Program Manager to implement the CWC PCN primary care vision, outcomes, operational plans, systems, policies, protocols, and metrics.
  • You will support the family physicians and the multi-disciplinary team by keeping abreast of current trends within primary care.
  • You will identify opportunities for greater community collaboration and improved care transitions. Works with the Clinical Program Manager to continually improve OT service.

Professional development

  • As a team member of CWC PCN, you will accountable for personal professional development through a variety of strategies highlighted in the performance management/personal development plan. 
  • You will actively participate in the CWC PCN education programs, clinical review meetings, multidisciplinary, and geriatrics program team meetings.

Qualifications

Education: Completion of a master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active registration and practice permit in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists is required.

Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience with at least one year of experience within the last five years. Experience in one or more of the following areas: vulnerable, elderly, brain injury, addiction, mental health, and developmental disability patient populations. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Knowledge: Evidence of knowledge of continuing care service delivery options, assessment/placement criteria, and community supports and agencies that may serve behaviourally complex patients. Additional preparation in Psychiatric and Mental Health, P.I.E.C.E.S, Supportive Pathways, NVCI, capacity assessment or other related education. Case management education. AADL authorizer. Knowledge of third-party funding sources and eligibility criteria. Comprehensive seating assessment education.

Organization skills: Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Strong organizational skills. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a highly challenging environment.

Communications and customer relations skills: Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills; able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner. Excellent follow-up and problem-solving skills with ability to make intuitive decisions. Discretion and ability to handle sensitive information and material appropriately.

Attention to detail: Precision, accuracy, and high attention to detail in all aspects of work.

Team-oriented: Ability to work effectively independently as well as with a team.

Safety conscious: Promotes a healthy/safe practice environment, recognizes safety issues and reports appropriately and participates in correction and prevention action plans.

Additional requirements

Transportation: This role requires the incumbent to drive their personal vehicle for CWC PCN-related business; therefore, the employee must:

  • Own a reliable vehicle and hold a valid Alberta driver’s licence
  • Maintain adequate vehicle insurance coverage with a minimum of $1,000,000 liability coverage.

Background check: A clear Criminal Background check is required to start. If you have resided outside Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact the local police or RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.

Why work for us?

Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, healthcare spending or wellness account, learning account, eligibility to contribute to our group RRSP plan and receive an employer match, flexible working options, generous vacation and personal time off allowances, and education days, as well as professional development opportunities.

The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork, creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.

How to apply

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This is a necessary step as we require important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application. 

Submit your application through the CWC PCN Careers page.

Only submissions received with the following three (3) documents will be considered:

  1. Completed and signed application form (available on the CWC PCN Apply Now page).
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting will remain open until the role is filled.

 

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