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Occupational Therapist Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

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

Position Profile

Humber River Health. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Since opening our doors in 2015 as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Health, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Health is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Health, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!


As a member of the Maternal & Child Program NICU and Paediatric Outpatient Clinic, you will bring the specific expertise necessary to provide evaluation and treatment of neonates, infants and children who exhibit sensory and motor difficulties affecting development of age appropriate feeding skills.


The opportunity exists for an Occupational Therapist within the Maternal & Child Program. This position reports to the Manager of Paediatric Outpatient Clinics. This is a part-time position.



We are looking for a Occupational Therapist to join our Maternal & Child Team. The position consists of 2 days/ week in the NICU and 1 day week in the Outpatient Feeding Clinic.


Reporting Relationship: Manager, Paediatrics & NICU

Hiring Salary Range:$40.36 - $56.30

Location: WilsonEmployee Group: OPSEU 590





  • Providing feeding assessments in the premature neonatal population and working with the care team and parents in the creation of a feeding plan.
  • Working collaboratively with a Registered Dietician to assess and treat babies and children with feeding difficulties and support families in creating and implementing home based programming and recommendations for discharge.
  • Providing inpatient support to the NICU and Paediatric Program to address feeding issues related to prematurity and medical disorders. Knowledge of feeding assessment and feeding therapy techniques required.

Feeding Clinic:

  • Evaluating children 0-10 years of age who present with various oral-motor, sensory and behavioural challenges which are impacting development of feeding skills and food intake. Feeding issues include, but are not limited to, food selectivity/aversion, failure to progress to age appropriate textures, difficulty bottle-feeding and mechanical feeding difficulties (i.e. poor chewing skills).
  • Providing ongoing consultation as well as direct treatment services using various frames of references and models of practice (Sensory-Processing theory, Behavioural theory, Food Chaining, S.O.S approach) in order to improve feeding skills and developmental outcomes.
  • Maintaining clinical records which include online documentation of assessment reports and progress notes.
  • Participating in Professional Practice Council meeting and activities
  • Adhering to professional codes of ethics and standards of practice as determine by CAOT and COTO.
  • Promotion of family-centred care philosophy.


  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Member in good standing of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) as well as membership in either CAOT or OSOT
  • Experience in supporting feeding challenges in premature infants in the NICU. Opportunity for off-site mentoring and training may be provided to candidates who demonstrate some knowledge but require further support
  • Minimum 2 years working in an outpatient feeding clinic (or equivalent) environment
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in the areas of infant and paediatric/neonatal feeding, feeding issues related to autism, and sensory processing
  • Knowledge and experience applying various paediatric OT frames of reference (Sensory Integration, Behavioural Analysis, Developmental theories,  and feeding therapy approaches.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills with proven ability to work independently and/or with minimal supervision
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.


Why choose Humber River Health?


At Humber River Health, our staff, physicians, and volunteers are lighting new ways in healthcare. We are proud to be recognized as a part of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. We support employees by providing evidence-based leadership and cultivating a culture that consistently wows as a Huron Consulting hospital. We are a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) and are deeply involved in research and academic collaboration. We are dedicated to high-quality patient care and demonstrate our values of compassion, professionalism, and respect.


Attracting and retaining a workforce that represents the diverse communities surrounding Humber River Health, is a priority.  We encourage applicants from all equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to, individuals who identity as Indigenous, racialized, seniors, persons living with disabilities, women, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ.


Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process as well as during employment at Humber River Health. Please direct any accommodation requests to our recruitment team.





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