Occupational Therapist

Deadline: Oct 20, 2017 by 4:30 PM CDT
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Commitment: Full Time

The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, to patients in Sioux Lookout Region including the 28 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment. Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Occupational Therapist (OT) will provide assessment, consultation and programming for caregivers & school staff. The OT is a key part of the patient care circle and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include assessments and intervention and system navigation. The OT will work in both the clinic environment and communities providing home visits and interventions within patients’ homes. The OT will work with all ages; however, the priority area will be children and youth.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters or Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • A sound knowledge of normal/abnormal child development
  • Ability to use a wide range of assessment tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Occupational Therapy theories
  • Ability to work creatively with clients both individually and in group settings
  • Sensitivity to the needs of parents/caregivers and the ability to support and involve them in programming
  • Good communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Responsibilities

  1. Educate and counsel family members and caregivers regarding the impact of disability, injury or disease on the individual and their role in the treatment and recovery process
  2. Educate and counsel to promote function and independence including health promotion and injury prevention
  3. Conduct developmental screening and assessments for infants and children such as motor and sensory-motor delays
  4. Evaluate cognitive and/or perceptual abilities
  5. Conduct clinical observations of gross and fine motor, visual-percentual-motor, and in hand manipulation
  6. Conduct self-care and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) assessments.
  7. Conduct mobility assessment and Assistive Device Program assessments
  8. Conduct ergonomic assessments
  9. Evaluate the home, work or school environment to assess the need for specialized equipment modifications and/or supports
  10. Provide individualized treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment function using evidence-based treatment modalities
  11. Prescribes specialized adaptive equipment and teaches proper usage
  12. Modifies physical and social home, work or school environments
  13. Collaborates with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care
  14. Recommends and arranges for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers
  15. Facilitates referrals to other services
  16. Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Jordan’s Principle processes
  17. Exercises care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel
  18. Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures.
  19. Extensive travel is required