Occupational Therapist, Specialty Seating Service, Children’s Rehabilitation Program

IWK Health Centre

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Occupational Therapist, Specialty Seating Service, Kids’s Rehabilitation Program


IWK Well being Centre

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Firm: IWK Well beingReq ID: 177373
Division/Program: Occupational Remedy, Kids’s Medical Care
Location: Halifax
Kind of Employment: Everlasting Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 place(s)
Begin Date: ASAP
Union Standing: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $33.9688 – $44.3956 /hour
Closing Date: 9 April 2024 (Purposes are accepted till 23:59 Atlantic Time)IWK Well being is a revered educational well being sciences centre situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, offering tertiary and first care for 2 million youngsters, youth, adults, and households annually throughout the Atlantic area. We have now a crew of roughly 4000 staff, physicians, volunteers, and learners at websites throughout . Individuals construct careers with IWK Well being with our concentrate on coaching and mentorship alternatives. We acknowledge one another’s expertise and have a good time our successes. We collaborate in fashionable services or nearly from house, align our work to our , and revel in entry to enhanced and wellness applications. We’re proud to help our sufferers, households, and communities and are grateful for the beneficiant donor help we obtain.Selling an anti-racist surroundings, and calling out discrimination as we work and supply care, is essential to us. We’re situated in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq folks. Working in Mi’kma’ki and offering care to these throughout Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the unique inhabitants who’ve lived right here for a lot of 1000’s of years previous to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities throughout Nova Scotia and greater than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities that even have a protracted, deep, and complicated historical past relationship again over 400 years. We have now the best proportion of individuals with disabilities within the nation. Nova Scotia has the best proportion of transgender and non-binary folks than every other province or territory within the nation. We’re energetic in our work to eradicate discrimination however have extra work to do to construct that belief, acknowledge our biases, and scale back the boundaries our various communities face. We wish IWK Well being to be a protected and supportive area of fairness and belonging within the care we offer and the employment we provide. We welcome all individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Individuals of Color, Immigrants/Newcomers, Individuals with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to use to help our purpose for our workforce to be consultant of the sufferers, households, and communities that we take care of in any respect job ranges.The AlternativeReporting to the Managers, Rehabilitation Companies, and the Skilled Observe Chief of Occupational Remedy for points pertaining to Skilled Requirements of Observe and Ethics, the Occupational Therapist works as a part of an interdisciplinary crew in a family-centered care surroundings, offering specialty seating and mobility providers predominantly inside Nova Scotia, but in addition together with some PEI shoppers. The Occupational Therapist offers evaluation, intervention (together with wheelchair and accent choice, becoming, and coaching), and follow-up end result analysis (as applicable) to satisfy shopper wants and environmental situations. This can be on a direct, consultative, or monitoring foundation and does require some provincial journey.The Therapist liaises with shoppers/households, crew members, IWK, Maritime healthcare companions, distributors, and different neighborhood companions to make sure continuity of care and capability constructing/ training. The therapist additionally participates in program planning and analysis of the specialty seating service. The OT offers supervision to the Seating Technician and Rehabilitation Assistants as applicable. The profitable OT shall be chargeable for staying updated on seating and mobility greatest practices.This place requires every day recording of workload and therapists should comply with the documentation tips established by IWK and the School of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia. The Therapist will take part in shopper conferences, specialty seating crew conferences, and liaise with companions across the province, as applicable; in addition to rehab portfolio conferences, self-discipline conferences, self-discipline and IWK Well being-related actions/committees, and Pediatric Rehabilitation sub-committees as applicable. The Occupational Therapist shares accountability with all Occupational Therapists to offer protection all through IWK Well being, as required.Hours of Work8/8:30 am to 4/4:30 pm, with occasional journey clinics inside Nova Scotia.Your {Qualifications}

  • Graduate of a World Federation of Occupational Remedy (WFOT) Authorized Occupational Remedy Program required.
  • Licensed member of the School of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS) required.
  • Registered, or eligible for membership, within the Canadian Affiliation of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) required.
  • Minimal two (2) years of scientific expertise required.
  • Two (2) years of expertise working with youngsters and youth with developmental disabilities, required. Two or extra years working as an occupational therapist performing evaluation and intervention with seating and mobility could be thought-about.
  • Demonstrated data of greatest practices in evaluation and intervention for youngsters and youth with seating and mobility wants is required.
  • Demonstrated means to work as a part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary crew, in addition to the flexibility to work independently, required.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation, and communication (verbal and written) expertise required.
  • Wonderful time administration, group, and problem-solving expertise required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and dedication to family-centered care required, the Life Wants Mannequin of Pediatric Service supply and Answer Focus Teaching is required.
  • Completion of the Youngster Passenger Security Technician (CPST) and Secure Journey for All Kids (STAC) coaching shall be thought-about belongings.
  • Expertise in ambulatory and neighborhood care settings most well-liked.
  • Data of program-based care is an asset.
  • Present profitable completion of a Coronary heart and Stroke Basis of Canada Primary Life Help Degree (BLS) Program inside the final 12 months, or profitable completion of a BLS Renewal Problem Certificates, required.
  • Legitimate minimal Class 5 Nova Scotia Drivers License and dependable transportation required.
  • Competencies in different languages are thought-about an asset.

Thanks to your curiosity in IWK Well being.Please notice that we solely contact candidates chosen for interview/testing. If we invite you to take part in an evaluation course of (akin to an interview or testing) you have got the proper to request lodging. Please talk about your wants when invited to the evaluation course of.It is a Healthcare bargaining unit place. Choice is given to bargaining unit staff for unionized positions. Profitable candidates altering unions, bargaining items, or employment standing, are suggested to hunt clarification relating to their seniority, advantages, and trip entitlement and/or utilization, previous to accepting the place.A proposal of employment is conditional upon the completion and passable outcomes of all relevant background checks and affirmation of credentials.If you’re an worker of IWK Well being, please apply by the to make sure you are flagged as an inner applicant.

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Halifax, NS

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Sat, 23 Mar 2024 23:59:15 GMT

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