Tuesday , March 5 2024

AHS Careers – Occupational Therapist

Website Alberta Health Services

Job Description:

As an Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, responsible for enabling occupation through activities of assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education and follow-up, based on the patient’s individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient (client, resident) to perform meaningful daily occupations. You will provide clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will review clinical referrals, accept, screen and assess client needs from an occupational therapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines. You 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. You will establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will participate in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services, including charting.

Job Requirements:

  • 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 or eligible for registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).
  • Previous experience in outbreak management or case investigation/contact tracing.
  • Effective organizational, planning and time management abilities.
  • Demonstrates accountable, ethical practice and professionalism in working with clients, peers, and other health care providers, and the public in a culturally competent manner.
  • Demonstrates high flexibility and adaptability to change with high standards of professionalism and diligence with the ability to work in a fast paced, at times stressful, and challenging environment.
  • Ability to be self-directed and exercise strong independent clinical judgment. Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated competency with computer applications to complete timely clinical documentation.
  • Strong skills in MS Office.
  • Experience in triaging, assessing and advising clients who present with varied and often complex issues and/or problems.

Job Details:

Company: Alberta Health Services

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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