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Job Title:
Clinical Occupational Therapist I

Posted Date:
6/24/2019
Closing Date:
12/31/2019
Functional Discipline:
Children & Womens Health
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

CLINICAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST I - REPOST
Janeway Outreach - Grand Falls Windsor
Children and Women's Health Program
Development and Rehabilitation Division
Permanent, Part-Time
Hours37.5 hours bi-weekly (8 hour days)
SalaryCG-41 ($36.32- $42.83 per hour)
Competition Number2018003375
Posted Date24 June 2019
Closing DateOpened Until Filled


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
The Development and Rehabilitation Division provides provincial pediatric development and rehabilitation services, expanding into the schools and community. This position will provide Occupational Therapy to children with physical and developmental diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Spina Bifida, living in the Central West Region. Specialized clinical work will include assessment of developmental milestones, self-care, fine motor and play skills.

This position will work with an interdisciplinary team to provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment to patients/clients referred. The occupational therapy management of clients includes identification of occupational performance issues, completion of assessments, setting treatment goals and objectives, providing intervention, establishing outcomes and follow-up plan in consultation with client and family. The Occupational Therapist (OT) will participate as a member of a regional care team which includes Physiotherapists and other Occupational Therapists. This OT will be required to provide consultation into the child care settings, educational settings and home environment. Some travel throughout the region will be expected.

This position reports to the Division Manager of Children's and Women's Health, and maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Occupational Therapy for integrity and professional practice issues.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this 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.
A minimum of two years of experience within the last four working as a Clinical Occupational Therapist with a pediatric population is required.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with inter-professional 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 inter-professional team.
Proven ability to assume professional responsibility for safe, ethical and effective practice.
A valid Newfoundland and Labrador Class 5 Driver's License and the use of a private vehicle are conditions of employment.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

*The successful applicant must be willing to complete an approved pediatric neuro-developmental therapy (i.e. NDT) course at the first available opportunity. Financial support may be provided by the employer.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A REPOST. THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED, NEED NOT RE-APPLY.

Open to external applicants.

Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

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) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: employment@easternhealth.ca. 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.