Occupational Therapist, Residential Care/Home Health – Hope

Fraser Health

Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $42.56 – $52.95 / hour Why Fraser Health?: A unique rural opportunity for you just a short two-hour drive east of Vancouver’s city centre. Hope is an outdoor paradise with a variety of recreational opportunities and a vibrant culture all surrounded by majestic mountains and breathtaking views. To learn more about Hope and all it has to offer click here.

Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care. Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We have an exciting Full-Time opportunity for a Occupational Therapist to join our team in Hope, BC. This Occupational Therapist position will be focused on serving clients in Residential Care/Home Health located in Hope, British Columbia. In this position you will: Educate clients through sessions on independent living skills and occupational performance.

Collaborate with client/family/caregiver and other health providers to formulate treatment goals and evaluate care plan. Identify environmental barriers in Assisted Living and make recommendations for modifications. Act as a client advocate by providing information and liaising with funding agencies and community resources.

To join this team will have: Graduated from an approved school of Occupational Therapy. Two (2) years’ recent, related clinical experience in a residential, community, or home health setting. Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC.

Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes. Come work with dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer. Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation with you.

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

Curious to learn what it’s like to work here?. Like us on Facebook follow us on Twitter & Instagram or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights. Detailed Overview: Provides occupational therapy to residents/clients for an assigned area with rehabilitative, chronic or palliative health care needs in residential and community-based settings; educates residents/clients, caregivers and staff regarding rehabilitation interventions; advocates for residents/clients with community agencies and funding sources.

Care is resident/client-centred, based on goals and outcomes determined in collaboration with the resident/client and caregivers. Participates in the development of quality improvement and risk management activities as well as research and special projects. Responsibilities: Provides occupational therapy to referred clients/residents through assessment, consultation and interventions that promote functional independence and occupational performance; assesses client’s cognitive, perceptual, self-care (Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living), physical and leisure status.

Collaborates with resident/client/family/caregiver and other health professionals to formulate goals; develops, implements and evaluates care plan; facilitates ongoing occupational therapy interventions for residents/clients that may be implemented by other staff members. Discharges client when appropriate; identifies environmental barriers in the home and makes recommendations for modifications to ensure access for clients with disabilities. Prescribes and recommends specialized and adaptive aids and equipment to residents/clients for activities of daily living.

Educates residents/clients/family/caregivers and staff through individual and/or group sessions on independent living skills and occupational performance, use of environmental and equipment adaptations, body mechanics, lifts and transfers; develops resource materials as required. Coordinates rehabilitative services with the client and other health services such as home care nursing, case management, home support and community resources such as mental health, group homes, substance abuse programs, volunteer groups, as needed. Acts as a resident/client advocate by providing information and liaising with funding agencies and community resources.

Develops goals and objectives, policies and procedures for the Activity program in collaboration with the Manager, Clinical Services. Conducts standardized individual recreation/leisure assessments of each resident and develops an appropriate care plan; reassesses as required. Utilizes the individual assessments to develop, plan, organize, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate a wide range of therapeutic recreation and social programs designed to meet resident needs.

Determines appropriate tasks for Delegation of Tasks; instructs, monitors and reviews specific tasks with the residents/client, caregiver, staff and/or home support worker to ensure a high standard of care. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities by assisting with the development, evaluation and monitoring of policies, procedures and standards related to occupational therapy; generating alternative appropriate approaches, as requested. Maintains resident/client records and reports statistics to accepted standard to ensure legal and data requirements are met.

Identifies staff learning needs; develops and provides orientation and education related occupational therapy; assists with the facilitation of student placements, as assigned. Provides input to the Manager, Clinical Services regarding the purchase of supplies, equipment and repairs of equipment required for Occupational Therapy programs. Participates in research and/or special projects related to occupational therapy by collaborating with other interdisciplinary staff; identifies practices/issues that require research; collects and interprets data for further analysis and input as required; participates on various committees, projects and delegated tasks to assist in the development of Residential Care/Home Health programs, as required.

Maintains knowledge in current developments in evidence-based occupational therapy and practice by reviewing relevant literature, consulting with other health care professionals and attending relevant educational programs. Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education and Experience Graduation from an approved school of Occupational Therapy.

Two (2) years’ recent, related clinical experience in a residential, community or home health setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC and eligible for membership in the BC Society of Occupational Therapists. Valid BC Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities Demonstrated knowledge of current developments in occupational therapy. Demonstrated understanding of the scope of practice of other health care disciplines. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and how to access them.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to organize and prioritize workload. Ability to problem solve and exercise judgment in professional practice.

Demonstrated leadership and teaching skills. Ability to work independently and in a team based environment. Ability to operate related equipment.

Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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