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Job title :OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - THERAPEUTIC REHABILITATION FOR EAST KOOTENAY KIDS
Facility :ROCKY MOUNTAIN LODGE
Status :RELIEF PART TIME (0.80 FTE)
Interior Health’s TREKK Program (Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids) invites applications for the role of Occupational Therapist.
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist knowledgeable in the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia, with desire to work with a school-based population. In this position the Occupational Therapist is responsible for the direction, coordination, evaluation, planning, implementing and monitoring of the TREKK Program in accordance with Interior Health, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and local School Districts’ goals and directions. The Occupational Therapist acts as an expert clinical resource to staff and students as it relates to the TREKK program and performs clinical duties/procedures within the TREKK program.
Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities are:
• Oversees the day-to-day operations and coordination of the TREKK program.
• Provides occupational therapy services to the TREKK clients as a part of the interdisciplinary team, records assessment, intervention and progress and interprets findings to the interdisciplinary team, if required.
• Acts as a technical/clinical resource to other staff by responding to queries, recommending/ implementing best practices. Ensures that policies and procedures are followed and that established clinical standards are maintained.
• Provides budgetary input to the Professional Practice Leader (or designate).
• Provides direction for optimizing services for the program and ensures that the services comply with current legislation, professional standards and organizational policies.
• Compiles required organizational information including statistics and reports as directed.
• In consultation with the key stakeholders, this position will lead the strategic and tactical planning for the program by developing goals, objectives, standards, policies and procedures.
• Advocates changes in practice that have the potential to benefit patient care and service delivery.
• Represents the TREKK Program on internal and external committees or projects as required.
• Maintains documentation, charts, and care plans according to established procedures to ensure safe and appropriate services for children within the MCFD and School District programs.
This position is to provide coverage until March 2022, or the return of incumbent. Days of work are Mondays through Thursdays. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan, plus generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment. Relocation Allowance package may be offered with position.
We are building a team that ensures the highest standards of patient and family care for rehabilitation services throughout our region. Come and join our expanding team! Apply Today!
Community Profile: Located in the Southeastern corner of British Columbia, is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Boasting more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the province, its residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafés, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation and tourism.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
• Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.
Skills and Abilities:
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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