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New Job Occupational Therapist In Northwest Territories

Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $95,000–$114,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Does the prospect of having incredible outdoor adventures a short walk away sound appealing? Then the role of Occupational Therapist may be the perfect fit for you!

This position is located in Fort Smith and reports to the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services. Occupational Therapy provides diagnostic, intervention, treatment, preventative, educational, counseling and referral services to clients of all ages whose function is impaired by illness, injury, emotional disorder, developmental delays, disorders, or social disadvantage. Occupational Therapy is provided to clients to improve, support their health and quality of life for them and their families. OT treatment programs may be short term (1-3 visits) or long term (1 year) depending on the complexity of the issues addressed in treatment The incumbent will work closely with other rehabilitation staff, other hospital departments, home care, third party insurers (WCB), schools, physicians, families, and staff in health centers so as to provide a holistic service to referred clients.

Knowledge of cognitive, physical and psychological development and impairment related to occupational therapy including anatomy, physiology and pathology in all age groups and knowledge of biological, physical, behavioral and mental health sciences in order to recognize, interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of action based on accepted standards of practice are required.

The ability to work independently in all areas of Occupational Therapy practice with the ability to apply therapeutic processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to ensure that the patient's physical, emotional, psychosocial, educational and day-to-day living needs are met and the ability to fabricate or select orthotics and/or devices/tools (including but not limited to custom splints, insoles, braces, assistive devices, etc.) required to support injured body parts or aid daily living is also required.

Typically, these knowledge, skills and abilities would be acquired through the successful completion of a degree in Occupational Therapy and successful passing of the written CAOT examination. Three years of experience in the practice is an asset, a minimum of oneyear experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.