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Occupational Therapist I

NL Health Services - 1,175 Jobs
Gander, NL
Posted 13 days ago

Job Description

Clinical Occupational Therapist I, Temporary Full-Time
Community Based Rehab and Restorative Care (approx 1 year)

Definition of work:
This position will report to the Regional Manager of Community supports and work as part of a collaborative team partnering with community stakeholders and NL Health Service Staff. Travel may be required.

This occupational therapy position is a highly independent clinical position with the primary purpose of facilitating optimal occupational performance of clients with a wide variety of physical, or environmentally induced impairments utilizing the model of restorative care. In addition, this position provides leadership in the coordination of services for rehab and restorative care in a community based setting. This pilot project is an initiative of the Department of Health and Community Service to assess the effectiveness of community based rehab and restorative care. There will be a partnership with a community based stakeholder for the delivery of this service. This position will receive clinical support from the Occupational Therapist III Clinical Practice Lead. Clinical work involves screening for admission, client assessment, development of client centered goals, intervention plans, and completion of all required documentation. There will be an expectation for data collection and collaboration to measure successes and note areas for improvement within this pilot project. The successful candidate will provide leadership within NL Health Service Central Zone's Community Supports Division by building on existing partnerships across various care sectors of NL Health Services, including Long Term Care, Acute Care, Occupational Therapy, physiotherapy and Community Supports. In addition, this position will collaborate with private stakeholders involved in this pilot project. Travel throughout the region may be required.
The successful candidate must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for promoting and supporting person-and family-centered care; demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement and demonstrate a commitment to safety partnering with all team members to improve worker and patient safety by integrating safety into work practices, identifying risks and implementing improvements.

Required qualifications:
* A degree in Occupational Therapy.
* Current license with the Newfoundland & Labrador Council of Health Professionals.
* Registration with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and be registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.
* Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the development of program evaluation.
* Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
* Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated.
* Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
* A valid Newfoundland & Labrador class 5 driver's license.
* Use of a private Vehicle
* Consistent demonstration of NL Health Service's corporate values; I CARE- Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence
* A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required for this position.
* A satisfactory certificate of conduct from the RCMP or local police authority.

Hours of work: 75 hours bi-weekly (Shift work may be required)
Salary: CG-41 ($39.32-$46.37)
Competition number: P-2023001164-TBD
Competition closing date: Open Until Filled

Central Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We thank all candidates however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Competition Number: 2023001164
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About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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