Occupational Therapist, Acquired Brain Injury Services

City Langley
Job ID 2022-10952
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
0800-1600
Program/Service
Acquired Brain Injury Services

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 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.

 

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.

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to utilize your skills as a Relief Full Time Occupational Therapist at Fraser Health Community South Fraser located in Langley, BC.

 

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

 

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Detailed Overview

The Occupational Therapist provides specialized community-based occupational therapy services to individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI); provides consultation and education to client case managers/primary therapists, other program areas and contracted agencies regarding rehabilitation; develops rehabilitation services through development of partnerships in the community.

Responsibilities


  1. Provides occupational therapy assessment, consultation and interventions to referred clients to maximize physical function and promote independence and safety; determines the appropriate use of recognized occupational therapy assessment tools (e.g. neurobehavioral cognitive exams, ADL/IADL assessment, swallowing/dysphagia assessment, seating) and conducts appropriate assessments.

  2. Collaborates with colleagues, clients and caregivers to develop individual treatment goals, utilizing the self-management model of living with chronic illness; provides treatment and/or teaching to clients and caregivers in order to restore, develop or maintain functional status; identifies the resources required for treatment, including tests, materials, equipment and funding; provides verbal and written reports to the interdisciplinary team regarding progress towards care plan goals. 

  3. Develops and monitors treatment rehabilitation plans for ABI clients. Provides clinical services to an assigned individual caseload.

  4. Acts as a consultant/resource to the family, care team, and community agencies in the provision of rehabilitation services. Recommends appropriate community resources, i.e. vocational services, semi-independent living program, etc. 

  5. Determines appropriate tasks for Transfer of Function; instructs, monitors and reviews specific tasks with the client, caregiver and/or home support worker to ensure a high standard of care.

  6. Develops and monitors rehabilitations services to meet rehabilitation needs of ABI clients by liaising with program areas and other community agencies and services to facilitate the integration of rehabilitation strategies. 

  7. Strengthens existing partnerships and develops new partnerships to provide rehabilitation services; monitors and evaluates rehabilitation programs provided by contracted service providers.

  8. Develops contracts for services, monitors contracted services, and reviews invoices prior to payment.

  9. Completes required reports, records and workload statistics; maintains files and records in accordance with program standards and procedures. 

  10. Acts as a group leader, co-leader or support staff in a wide range of therapeutic groups such as activity, life skills, psycho-educational, and insight-oriented groups by: assisting with the coordination of Skills Building Group; planning specific group activities to meet the goals of the particular client group; ensuring the group process is therapeutic; observing, evaluating and reporting individual client responses to the treatment team.

  11. Provides in-service instruction/training to Fraser Health staff and community agencies related to ABI and the principles and process of rehabilitation with ABI clients.

  12. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities for Acquired Brain Injury Services by evaluating clinical practice and generating recommendations for alternative approaches.

  13. Represents service area at various committees and/or meetings as assigned.

  14. Provides instruction, feedback and supervision to students as assigned.

  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. Two (2) years' recent, related experience in ABI or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - BC (CAOT-BC).


Valid B.C. driver's license and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.



Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of the broad health system, community resources and volunteer agencies, and their roles and responsibilities in providing a continuum of care.

  • Knowledge of disability issues and the needs of adults living with permanent injury and illness.

  • Knowledge of behavioural management strategies and techniques.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and policies.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation practices in ABI rehabilitation.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, other members of the health care team and community agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritize caseload/workload and make decisions.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and provide consultation to clients, families, and healthcare professionals.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, and deliver in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support groups.

  • Ability to work effectively with others, including as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including related wordprocessing and database management software applications.

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

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