Occupational Therapist (Full-Time, Permanent)

Reporting to the Clinical Program Manager as a member of the Community Services, Transitions and Integration team, the Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for enabling occupation through assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education and followup, based on the patient's individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient to perform meaningful daily occupations.

The OT will work in partnership with community agencies and providers, as appropriate, to facilitate referrals and services to support care transitions in hospital and community settings. The OT will work to establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and discharge. Participating in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, the OT produces and maintains clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services, including charting.

 

Responsibilities

The OT will use critical thinking and clinical judgment to coordinate and facilitate the assessment and management of patients within the CWC PCN. The OT will work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and followup. The OT will utilize the Senior Services’ Electronic Medical Record. Key responsibilities include:

  • Works in collaboration with 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.
  • Integrates scientific theories, current research and evidence, identifies and articulates the rationale for selecting interventions, and implements innovative approaches to support the health, learning and transitional needs of the individual, family and community.
  • Conducts comprehensive best practice frameworks and program clinical models. Selects, administers and analyzes assessment results through individual and/or group protocols. Uses appropriate standardized and non-standardized assessments that include occupational performance areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. Incorporates the client domains representative of physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of functioning.
  • In accordance with CWC PCN policies, procedures and established standards, employs advanced consulting skills with other professionals in various clinical settings to directly and indirectly influence patient care.
  • Works with the Clinical Program Manager to implement the CWC PCN primary care vision, outcomes, operational plans, systems, policies, protocols and metrics.
  • Supports family physicians and the multi-disciplinary team by keeping abreast of current trends within primary care.
  • Identifies opportunities for greater community collaboration and improved care transitions. Works with the Clinical Program Manager to continually improve OT service.
  • Responsible for personal professional development through a variety of strategies highlighted in the performance management and personal development plan. Participates in CWC PCN education programs, clinical review meetings, multidisciplinary and geriatrics program team meetings.

Qualifications

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

Functional 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.  Alberta Aids to Daily Living authorizer. Knowledge of third-party funding sources and eligibility criteria. Comprehensive seating assessment education. 

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

Organizational and problem-solving skills: Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Strong organizational skills. Precision, accuracy and high attention to detail in all aspects of work. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a highly challenging environment. Ability to work effectively independently as well as with a team.

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

Background check: A clear Criminal Background check, inclusive of a vulnerable sector search, is required. If you have resided outside of 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.

Additional Requirements

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

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

Why Work for Us?

Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, health spending/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.

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 some important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application.

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

Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

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