Occupational Therapist, Temporary Part-Time (0.5), Cornwall

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Position ID:
J1019-0255
Job Title:
Occupational Therapist, Temporary Part-Time (0.5), Cornwall
Job Location:
Cornwall
City/Province:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Posting Date:
October 17, 2019
Posting Expiry Date:
November 22, 2019
Language Requirement:
English
Reporting Manager Title:
Manager, Home and Community Care

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.

We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction services, community health centres, and long-term care homes. The Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services.

Position Summary:

The Occupational Therapist completes assessments, develops treatment plans, organizes, provides and directs occupational therapy treatment and educational programs for Community Care Access Centre clients, their families and caregivers in accordance with the standards of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Completes assessments of clients in a variety of treatment settings: private homes, schools, senior's residence, long term care facilities, group homes, and performs an analysis based on objective, subjective and functional findings.
• Establishes realistic, measurable and time limited treatment goals and develops treatment plan.
• Ensures that occupational therapy treatments are initiated with the informed consent of the client or substitute decision maker in accordance with the Health Care Consent Act.
• Provides direct treatment and/or support and teaching to informal caregivers, school personnel and other health care professionals involved.
• Participates in case conferences when required and consults with other members of the health care team in fostering a holistic approach.
• Completes documentation and maintains appropriate client's records in accordance with the standards of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Community Care Access Centre policies and procedures.
• Completes assessments and recommendations for adaptation aids, assistive devices and equipment necessary to achieve treatment goals respecting where appropriate the requirements of the Ontario Assistive Devices Program.

Education and Experience:

• Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario;
• Minimum two (2) to three (3) years of recent clinical experience;
• Community experience working with children and the elderly is considered an asset;
• Valid CPR certificate

Knowledge:

• Medical conditions and cognitive/psychiatric disorders
• Client centered, multi-disciplinary team approach to client care

Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to establish rapport and maintain empathetic and therapeutic relationships;
• Ability to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
• Ability to work independently while exercising sound professional judgment;
• Proficient in the use of computerized processes including the use of mobile (lap top) technology
• Ability to effectively participate in care planning to meet clients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural, and emotional needs
• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills
• Effective decision-making and problem-solving in crisis situations
• Ability to negotiate and implement an effective goal-oriented, client-centered care plan
• Team player with ability to accept and adapt to change
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations
• Ability to organize daily workload in the presence of frequent interruptions
• A valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a motor vehicle are required.
• Valid N95 Mask Fit Test results or documentation of a medical exception within the past two years
• Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last six months

Wages are in accordance with the collective agreement between Champlain LHIN and OPSEU and starting salaries range from $39.221/hr. to $41.899/hr. (please note that this pay rate comes into effect on January 1, 2020)
Shift: 2.5 days per week between Monday to Friday; 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: 709 Cotton Mill st, Cornwall, ON

This position is temporary until approximately March, 2020

All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Champlain LHIN welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in any aspects of the selection process.