Occupational Therapist / NH-HH (2017-40)

Occupational Therapist / NH-HH (2017-40)

Hourly Wage: $33.17 - $37.90

Start date: December 2017 or beginning of January 2018

17.50 hours per week (additional hours may be available)

Working days to be determined

Location:  Nigel House & Harriet House

Closing Date:  Opened till position filled

SUMMARY

Under the administrative direction of the Nigel Program Manager and with clinical support from the Coordinator of Therapy Services, the Occupational Therapist (OT) provides services for residents at Nigel House and Harriet House.

The OT plans, develops, implements and evaluates occupational therapy programs and services; establishes and evaluates occupational therapy practice standards; communicates, in written and oral format, resident and program needs to the multidisciplinary team and community agencies; carries out administrative duties associated with the provision of the occupational therapy program; oversees the implementation of components the occupational therapy care plans by the therapy assistant, activity worker and resident care staff.  Participation in interdisciplinary team rounds and care conferences is also required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Graduation from a university with an approved program in occupational therapy; Current registration in good standing, or eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.

Experience:

  • Experience providing occupational therapy services in a long term care and/or community health setting with adults who have chronic mental health, physical and psychosocial disabilities
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Previous experience working with adults with neurological disorders is considered an asset. 

Skills / Abilities:

  • Competency in organization of workplace; operation of equipment and prioritization and management of duties.
  • Effective verbal communication skills with clients of varying levels of cognition, families, and staff. 
  • Effective written communication skills via email and online documentation in clinical records. 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in all written and verbal communication related to the client and families.
  • Cooperative and effective manner in problem solving with staff, residents, family members, volunteers and paid companions.
  • Capable of working efficiently, both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team whose team members have diverse backgrounds.
  • Sound interpersonal and instructional skills.
  • Ability to supervise staff, students and volunteers where appropriate.
  • Knowledge of software applications, particularly word processing, excel and e-mail

NOTE:

For questions related to the position please contact Karen Brimacombe, Manager Nigel Program at 250-475-2050, or Annette Elieff, Coordinator of Therapy Services at 250-658-3208.

Your application should include a brief resume describing your qualifications for the position.  Submit your application or resume with cover letter, by email to: employment@broadmeadcare.com, subject line in email should read: 2017-40 Occupational Therapist-Nigel.

You can also express your interest in this opportunity, online at “Work With Us” through our website at:  www.broadmeadcare.com

Residential Care and Community Programs

Part-time

Karen Brimacombe, Manager Nigel Program

250-475-2050

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