Occupational Therapist, Temporary Full-Time, Rehabilitation Department

Job No: 2024105
Location: Parry Sound, ON

Occupational Therapist
Rehabilitation Department
Job Posting: OPSEU 2024-105
Temporary Full-Time Position (May 2024 to approximately July 2024)

About the Organization

Located on the coast of beautiful Georgian Bay, our facility boasts the best that both nature and technology can offer. We work in one of Canada's most modern health care facilities and live in one of the country's top outdoor adventure destinations. You can get from desk to dock in 10 minutes!

Being a member of the WPSHC team means you work with a leadership team that is collaborative and approachable. WPSHC team members are passionate and dedicated to delivering high-quality patient and family-centered care. Our team approach offers Occupational Therapists the opportunity to use their complete skill set in a modern environment. In addition, we encourage growth and development and welcome new graduates to apply and explore this opportunity with WPSHC.

West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has always employed an innovative planning approach aimed at integrating services. Faced with the challenges of rural care delivery, WPSHC has partnered in regional alliances and created internal programming solutions that have benefited patient care and improved services throughout the catchment area.

Today our uniquely integrated health care organization includes: Lakeland Long Term Care, six Nursing Stations delivering care to rural communities, management of District ambulance services and dispatch, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient programs associated with a 90-bed acute care hospital.

As well as being recognized as a "pace-setter" hospital for its unbroken string of balanced budgets, WPSHC's innovative approach to integration has benefited the community through more seamless local delivery of services, improved access to primary care, a wider understanding of local needs and the ability to respond as these needs continue to evolve. Additionally, these initiatives have resulted in cost savings through co-location and improved 'point-of-service' for clients.

For more information on WPSHC, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

WPSHC currently has an opening for an Occupational Therapist to join our organization in Parry Sound, Ontario. Candidates will enjoy the opportunity to rotate through in-patient and out-patient settings and may have the opportunity to participate in the provision of home and community care. Clinicians experience a diverse caseload within a variety of both established and evolving programs. Candidates work closely with an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, surgeons, specialists, nurses, allied health professionals, home and community care providers, and rehabilitation assistants.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing patients' physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities and needs
  • Identifying supports and barriers in patients' home and/or work environment
  • Developing treatment plans based on assessment findings that are grounded in best practices
  • Recommending adaptations to meet patient goals and improve independence
  • Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to provide high quality patient care
  • Documenting progress for evaluation, billing, and reporting purposes

More About You

To qualify for the role, you will need to be a current member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario or be eligible to become a member and hold a current CPR basic rescuer certificate. You will also need to have:

  • Valid G driver’s license, along with reliable transportation and appropriate insurance;
  • Willingness to participate in a new role emerging practice area with community paramedicine;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to adapt approach to target audiences
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in health care teaching and a client centered approach;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated satisfactory attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history, and positive work references;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various computer applications and software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working the community and performing home safety assessments;
  • Previous experience in adult education;
  • Previous experience in an acute care setting
  • Previous experience in inpatient rehabilitation
  • Previous experience in neurological rehabilitation
  • Previous experience in hand therapy and/or splint fabrication
  • An ADP authorizer in Wheelchairs, Seating and Mobility Devices;
  • Previous experience in assessment and treatment of cognitive disorders;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in occupational therapy. 

The ideal candidate's work will exemplify WPSHC's core values: compassion, accountability, rights and responsibilities, excellence, and safety.

2 years of experience would be preferred, but new graduates are encouraged to apply!

Please note: For the safety and well-being of our clients and employees, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Accommodations will be made for those exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination based on grounds protected by relevant human rights law.

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive hourly salary of $38.83 - $54.77 based on experience. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Comprehensive Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Membership in Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Hospitals of Ontario Life Insurance Plan Life Insurance and AD&D 
  • Hospitals of Ontario Disability Insurance Plan Disability Insurance 
  • Bursary funding and paid time for education and professional development
  • Wellness program, including an onsite gym
  • Relocation assistance from $2500 to $5000 depending on your location

Best of all, you will be welcomed into a supportive interdisciplinary team environment that will allow you to develop a wide breadth of skills. This is an opportunity to grow in an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact on the community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills in a collaborative working environment - Apply Now! 

West Parry Sound Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of this competition only.

Please be advised the WPSHC property is smoke-free.

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About Parry Sound

Parry Sound is a beautiful town, located on the shores of an inland “ocean”, Georgian Bay. The area boasts many beautiful beaches, parks and trails. It is ideally situated just off highway 400, in the Southermost part of Northern Ontario. This charming waterfront town is within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and home to 6,500 residents in the town itself, and over 14,000 in the immediate area. In summer, the population grows to nearly 100,000 people with seasonal residents, making for a very interesting dynamic! The area boasts several Provincial Parks and unlimited water for boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing and things to do. In the winter, Parry Sound has a thriving snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and snowshoeing industry. The lakes generally freeze by January, and snow abounds in the area! In the summer the area swells with cottagers and visitors, who have discovered the beauty and hospitality of the region.
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