Quick Response Occupational Therapist

City Langley
Job ID 2022-10525
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Occupational Therapy
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Relief Part Time
FTE
0.50
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Wednesdays
Program/Service
Home Health

Why Fraser Health?

Are you someone who has a real passion for the rehabilitation and recovery of others? Are you a registered Occupational Therapist looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? If you've answered yes, then we want you to keep reading.

About Fraser Health Authority

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.

Aside from being known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, Metro Vancouver offers inspiring scenery, easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities, as well as a diverse urban lifestyle.

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

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.

About the Position

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Quick Response Occupational Therapist in Home Health based out of Langley Memorial Hospital. This Relief Part-time position is available until January 3, 2023 or until return of incumbent.

Have we interested you in finding out more about joining this amazing team? Want to know more?

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Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

Detailed Overview

Provides occupational therapy services and acts as a liaison between the acute care facility and community care service to facilitate discharge planning from the acute care facility to the appropriate service in the community; assesses the patient/client's care needs by completing various assessments including home assessments; advocates for patients/clients with community agencies and funding sources; collaborates with community service providers to provide advice to the patient/client, families and other health care professionals regarding the patient/client's discharge needs.


Care is client-centered, based on goals and outcomes determined in collaboration with the client and caregivers in order to provide safe and quality client care.

Responsibilities


  1. Provides occupational therapy services to patients/clients through assessment, consultation and interventions that promote functional independence and occupational performance; assesses patient/client's cognitive, perceptual, self care including activities of daily living and/or instrumental activities of daily living, physical and leisure status.

  2. Facilitates timely exchange and provision of information regarding patient/client care between the acute care facility and the community service to allow for individualized discharge planning; works with community service providers to ensure patient/client care needs are met.

  3. Participates in discharge planning rounds in the acute care facility and facilitates timely discharge of patients ensuring appropriate resources are in place; completes pre-discharge home assessments to aid in transition and discharge planning of patients from hospital or prevent admission of clients to hospital. Identifies environmental barriers in the home and makes recommendations for modifications to ensure access for patients/clients with disabilities.

  4. Prescribes and recommends specialized and adaptive aids and equipment to patients/clients for activities of daily living; educates patients/clients/family/caregivers and staff on independent living skills and occupational performance, use of environmental and equipment adaptations, body mechanics, lifts and transfers; develops resource materials as required.

  5. Acts as a patient/client advocate by providing information and liaising with funding agencies and community resources; determines appropriate tasks for delegation; monitors and reviews specific tasks with the patient/client, caregiver and/or home support worker to ensure a high standard of care and patient/client safety.

  6. Completes and maintains complete documentation of patient/client information such as forms, charts, records, statistical information and other related information, as required.


  7. Participates in quality improvement activities of the program by providing input into the development of indicators, standards, practices and procedures; provides recommendations to the Manager.


  8. 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.


  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Two (2) years' recent, related clinical experience in a community or home health setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


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.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to problem solve and exercise judgment in professional practice.

  • Demonstrated leadership and teaching skills.

  • Ability to work with effectively independently and in a team based environment.

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

  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict.

  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.

  •  Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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