Occupational Therapist I

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-10373
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Occupational Therapy
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Program/Service
Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Specialized Populations

Why Fraser Health?

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 43,000 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.

 

Effective October 26, 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.

 

Are you a motivated Occupational Therapist looking to make a meaningful impact on the quality of life of seniors? Take your practice to a new level as an independent practitioner working with a professional interdisciplinary team at Baillie House Long Term Care in Maple Ridge, BC. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, the position comes with guaranteed, consistent hours. This clinical role is supported by both a Clinical Practice Leader and an operations manager. Come build longitudinal, therapeutic relationships with seniors where you can see the impact of your interventions firsthand.  If you want to know that you have made a difference in someone’s life, we have the position for you!

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 nearly 40,000 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 currently have an exciting Relief Full Time Occupational Therapist position in Long Term Care at Baillie House - Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. This position is available until Sept. 01, 2023 or until return of incumbent.  We are flexible with the days and hours of work for this role.  

There is no shortage of scenic outings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Visit Golden Ears Provincial Park, one of the largest in the province, with an extensive network of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Spend the day kayaking or fishing on one of the many other lakes in the area, such as Alouette Lake, or visit a local golf course, museum, or take the kids to WildPlay for a day of ziplining adventures and courses. Home to numerous species of wildlife, discover the wide-spread diking network throughout the communities on foot or bicycle.

This vacancy is subject to the requirements of the Facility Staff Assignment Order (the “SSO”) issued by the Fraser Health’s Medical Health Officer further to the Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on April 10, 2020 (amended April 15, 2020) (the “PHO Order”). While these Orders are in effect the successful applicant to this vacancy will be limited to working in only one (1) private long-term care hospital, licensed long-term care facility, registered assisted living facility, stand-alone extended care hospital or provincial mental health facility (the “Facilities”).

Effective October 26th, 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.

If you are looking for job stability, consistent hours, clinical time, benefits, longitudinal relationships with clients, and to improve quality of life, continue reading to learn more.

 

Detailed Overview

Performs assessments and interventions relating to patient's occupational performance according to established Occupational Therapy practices; participates in in-service education; and provides input into program development.

Responsibilities


  1. Performs Occupational Therapy Assessments, program planning and intervention in relation to an individual patient's occupational performance, using Occupational Therapy techniques and practices.

  2. Advises patient/family regarding special equipment needs, such as ambulatory aids, special equipment, ie. wheelchairs, seating systems and adaptive equipment for independent living.

  3. Participates in the inter-disciplinary team meetings to discuss patient care goals, therapeutic strategies and program related issues.

  4. Maintains documentation by ensuring reports, records and workload statistics are complete and accurate according to established departmental standards.

  5. Consults with medical and other paramedical staff regarding patient care, when appropriate providing information or seeking advice as required.

  6. Participates in departmental Quality Assurance and Risk Management activities that pertain to work area and field of expertise, by satisfaction surveys, program evaluation and development of written procedures, Assessment and Educational material.

  7. Participates in education activities such as department and Hospital in-service, outpatient/family education.

  8. Provides input to Manager, Rehabilitation Services for the purchase of supplies, equipment and repairs of equipment required for Occupational Therapy programs.

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy. Current registration as a practising member of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia. Eligibility for membership in the British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Ability to deal effectively with others.

  • Ability to maintain knowledge of current developments in Occupational Therapy by reviewing professional literature, consulting with other professionals and actively participating in relevant educational programs.

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