Occupational Therapist (OT)

The RC MacGillivray Guest Home is searching for a permanent full time occupational therapist.

Responsibilities

Functions and Responsibilities:

> Administers evaluations to assess resident with occupational therapy related concerns such as level of independence in activities of daily living, seating and mobility, swallowing and meal texture, pressure reduction and skin integrity, splinting.

> Develops individualized treatment plans based on clinical records, observation, and referral; confers with interdisciplinary staff in regard to an overall treatment plan for residents.

> Evaluates the progress of residents in relation to occupational therapy treatment provided through use of tests and observation; confers with nursing staff and physicians in regard to effectiveness of treatment.

> Prepares progress reports, funding requests, and statistical reports relating to occupational therapy treatment program and resident needs and maintains treatment records as required.

> Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team; gives evaluation and progress reports on residents. Designs and produces adaptive equipment, utensils, splints or other orthotic devices as needed for use by residents; instructs resident and staff in the use of the equipment.

> Coordinates management of facility equipment; contacts suppliers for service and maintenance of wheelchairs, geri-chairs and power wheelchairs. Provides staff training on ergonomics, seating assessment, skin integrity, equipment and other related topics as required.

 Knowledge of the use of adaptive equipment, wheelchairs, positioning chairs, utensils and splints. Knowledge of the potential hazards associated with equipment, tools, and materials used in occupational therapy. Knowledge of the theory and practice of administering, scoring and interpreting a variety of standardized and non-tests relating to assessment of occupational therapy needs. Ability to observe and make written reports on resident behaviour, performance, or response. Ability to maintain written records, charts, and progress notes relating to the treatment of residents. Ability to communicate effectively and effciently both verbally and in writing.

Qualifications

> Bachelor / Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

> Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Occupational Therapists.

> Experience in long term care environment an asset.

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