Occupational Therapist I

City Langley
Job ID 2022-10951
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Occupational Therapy
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Specialized Populations

Why Fraser Health?

An exciting opportunity to bring your Occupational Therapist skills to Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia. The health service area of Surrey provides care for more than 336,000 people, the largest population in the Fraser South area. Surrey Memorial Hospital has a total of 370 hospital beds and state-of-the-art facilities ranging from a comprehensive acute geriatric program, maternity, pediatrics, surgery services, medicine, outpatient programs, critical care/emergency services, mental health and adolescent day treatment. At Fraser Health, we are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and residents by providing the care they need at the right time in the right place. As a single, integrated organization, our services cover tertiary hospital care, mental health, home health and public health. Our 20,000 employees take great pride in their dedication and service to improving the health care of more than 1.3 million residents, one-third of British Columbia's population. If you are looking for a region that offers �something for everyone� along with the opportunity for a rewarding career, Fraser Health is the right move! For these reasons and many more, we invite you to consider joining our dynamic team!

Detailed Overview

Reporting clinically to the Professional Practice Chief / Clinical Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy, and administratively to the Manager, Clinical Operations, this position provides occupational therapy treatment programs in accordance with hospital/facility policy. Duties include assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring occupational therapy treatment programs, communicating with patients/families, other healthcare givers and the community, maintaining patient records and statistical data, delegating components of treatment to assistants/aides, facilitating student learning, preparing and delivering presentations, attending departmental and hospital-wide in-service and educational programs and assisting with departmental maintenance and quality management.


  1. Utilizing an evidence-based approach, assesses patient's occupational performance by methods such as reviewing records, interviewing the patient, family and team members, and gathering relevant information.

  2. In collaboration with the patient, plans individual and/or group occupational therapy treatment programs by establishing and prioritising expected outcomes, discussing implementation options, and determining resources available.

  3. Implements occupational therapy treatment programs utilizing diverse intervention approaches to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational performance potential.

  4. Monitors the quality and outcome of occupational therapy treatment programs by determining the purpose, method and criteria of the evaluation, implementing the evaluation, and analyzing and interpreting results. Uses results for future planning and to improve service delivery.

  5. Delegates components of treatment to assistants/aides by instructing, observing and monitoring treatment provided to ensure quality patient care. Provides input for the performance evaluation of the assistants/aides.

  6. Provides consultation, liaison and education to patients/family, other health team members and the community to ensure comprehensive service delivery, promote teamwork and avoid service duplication.

  7. Maintains patient records, clinical outcome measures and statistical data in accordance with department, facility and professional standards.

  8. Participates in interdisciplinary, departmental and professional development and education to maintain on-going professional competency.

  9. Provides instruction, feedback and supervision of students to facilitate student learning, by modelling professional and ethical occupational therapy practice.

  10. Prepares and delivers presentations on subjects related to Occupational Therapy to facility staff for in-service and orientations, and to the general public.

  11. Assists with departmental maintenance, process structure, planning and quality management issues by assisting to develop and maintain occupational therapy programs, supportive documentation, resource material, and equipment and materials.

  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from an approved program of Occupational Therapy.

Currently registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).

Eligible for membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia Essential Competencies of Practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach, consult and advise.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others both within and outside the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in a continuously changing environment and take initiative to ensure effective and timely delivery of services.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and promote change.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Basic computer literacy.


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