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Occupational Therapist I

Calgary, AB
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Overlooking the scenic Glenmore Reservoir in Southwest Calgary is the Rockyview General Hospital (RGH). RGH is a progressive metropolitan hospital with over 600 inpatient beds and this beautiful facility has never lost its community feel. Our team provides excellent patient and family centered care, in a collaborative, innovative, and supportive workplace. As a member of the Allied Health team, the Occupational Therapist I will be adaptable and open to the continuous changes that occur in an acute care setting. The environment can be challenging and fast-paced, so we are looking for a clinician that demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cohesively in an inter-disciplinary setting. You will be effective in time management and demonstrate professional initiative. As the successful incumbent, you will also be a critical thinker with the ability to work autonomously, as well as demonstrate compassion and empathy. As part of RGH values, we support clinicians to engage in projects they find add value and meaning to the workplace and to their profession. We also accept student clinical placements at our site and our clinicians help develop the next generation of occupational therapists. At RGH, you will be supported to develop your practice in an interdisciplinary and innovative environment, with exposure to a variety of acute and sub-acute areas. The successful incumbent will be expected to provide 2-3 weeks availability for initial orientation and subsequently be able to commit to a minimum of 2-3 weekday/daytime shifts of ongoing availability, as well as the availability to work over peak times such as summer vacation and other holiday periods. Some weekend/evening shifts may be available after full orientation. Please speak to your availability directly in your cover letter or resume.

As an Occupational Therapist (OT), you will provide evidence-informed services, with a focus on occupational performance designed to meet the needs of individuals, groups, or a community. You may act as a direct service provider, consultant, educator, or advocate and function as an integral health care team member. You will engage individuals, groups, and communities to enable meaningful and chosen occupations, including self-care, productivity and leisure. You will support clients to achieve optimum functional abilities and independence related to their cognitive, affective, spiritual, and physical strengths and limitations. As an OT, you will provide comprehensive services, including triage, screening, consultation, assessment, diagnosis, collaborative goal setting, treatment, prevention, self-management, education, case management, referral, transition support, and collaboration with relevant and chosen stakeholders and supports within the client¿s physical, institutional, cultural, and social environments. You will include clients and families as integral members of the health care team, encouraging their active participation in all aspects of care. You will collaborate with clients and families in determining, implementing, and evaluating rehabilitation. You will participate in a variety of interprofessional teams to build awareness, enrich support and engage in quality improvement by partnering with healthcare providers, patients, families, and other stakeholders to advance services for the clients. You will contribute to quality improvement and their professional community and participate in peer mentoring and supervising students. You may also provide clinical supervision to Therapy Assistants and Therapy Aides.

Completion of bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program. Registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).

Current BLS Provider - Heart and Stroke certificate.

Experience in Acute Care, preference given to adult urban acute care. Experience working in medical-surgical units. Experience working on transition and sub-acute units. Experience working with geriatric populations. Experience with cognitive/pre-capacity assessments. Experience with compression. Experience with splinting.


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