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New Job Clinical Occupational Therapist I In Newfoundland And Labrador

Clinical Occupational Therapist I
Clinical Occupational Therapist I

Clinical Occupational Therapist I

Company : Eastern Health
Salary : $37.79–$44.57 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Location: Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre

Clinical occupational therapist i
Regional Medicine Program - Allied Health
Temporary, Full-Time (until October 1, 2023 with possibility of extension)

75 bi-weekly (8 hour days)
CG-41 ($37.79 - $44.57 per hour)
Competition Number:
Posted Date:
18 November 2022
Closing Date:
25 November 2022

About Us

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent, and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Job Summary

This position is located at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre and provides evidence-informed occupational therapy services to patients in acute care, residents in long term care facilities and clients living in the community. The Occupational Therapist will utilize their knowledge of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional components of the person, their daily occupations and environment, to provide assessments, interventions and education to clients and caregivers. This is a challenging position, which requires an individual to practice independently and collaborate strongly with interprofessional team members.

This position provides clinical support and supervision to support personnel. The OT will receive clinical support and mentorship from Occupational Therapist III for Peninsulas. The OT will be responsible to precept Occupational Therapy students and offer other clinical education experience to students within Eastern Health.

This position reports to the Regional Manager of Allied Health - Peninsulas and maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Occupational Therapy for professional integrity and practice issues.

Job Demands

By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands ofthis job include (but are not limited to):

Regularly lifts or moves objects up to 30 lbs. and assists, supports, pushes or pulls clients and equipment up to and over 50 lbs.

Regularly stands and walks, and drives to and from sites/homes within the region.

Occasionally uses hand tools and equipment that requires rapid physical movement and reflexes and controlled movement.

Fine finger/precision is required on a regular basis when performing work on the computer

Visual and auditory concentration is regularly required as well as higher than normal levels of attentiveness or alertness.

Job Qualifications

Graduate of a school or program of occupational therapy recognized by the board.

Current licensure with the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with interprofessional team members, patients/residents/clients and their families in a one-to-one and group environment.

Demonstrated effective written communication skills required for client documentation and report writing.

Demonstrated effective time management skills.

Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and mentor Occupational Therapy Support Workers and students.

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of an interprofessional team.

Proven ability to assume professional responsibility for safe, ethical and effective practice.

The use of a private vehicle is required.

A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2)
Fax: (709) 777-1303
Email: [email protected] Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.