ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES Cold Lake, AB, Canada
22 Jan, 2018Permanent - Full time
Your Opportunity: Reporting to the Area Manager, Addiction and Mental health services and under the direction of the charge nurse, the occupational therapist works independently as a sole occupational therapist on a multiple disciplinary team providing evidence informed and best practices in assessment, treatment, addiction and mental health interventions, support and follow-up to clients with severe and persistent mental illness. This is an advanced mental health role required to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial interventions and to provide functional assessments and intervention plans to address the full range of addiction and mental health issues including occupation. This is a specialized multiple disciplinary team who contributed subject matter expertise and who act as a case manager to a caseload of clients. 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. Classification: Occupational Therapist IUnion: HSAA Facility PROF/TECHDepartment: St Paul Com Outreach ServicesPrimary Location: Cold Lake Community Health SrvMulti-Site: Not ApplicableFTE: 1.00Posting End Date: 22-JAN-2018Employee Class: Regular Full TimeDate Available: 30-JAN-2018Hours per Shift: 7.75Length of Shift in weeks: 2Shifts per cycle: 10Shift Pattern: DaysDays Off: Saturday/SundayMinimum Salary: $37.30Maximum Salary: $49.65Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle RequiredRequired Qualifications: 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). Additional Qualifications: Basic knowledge in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite. Effective Interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrate understanding of Team approach in client service delivery. This position requires a vehicle for business use. Possession of a valid driver's license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required.