Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapy – Outpatient Setting

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 24, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $35.05 - $43.73 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapy – Outpatient Setting

Competition #: 01359138
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: HSA
Hourly Wage: $35.05 – $43.73


Position Summary
Kelowna General Hospital is actively seeking an Occupational Therapist, who is certified in Hand Therapy, to work in our Outpatient Department.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization; professional standards and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia; and following guidelines developed by third party agencies (such as Workers’ Compensation Board’s specific contract guidelines for a Hand Therapy Program), this position develops, plans, organizes, and implements a comprehensive Hand Therapy Program. Utilizing clinical best practice and a goal-directed, evidence-based approach, the Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessing and developing comprehensive treatment plans for referred clients including Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) clients with hand and upper extremity dysfunction using appropriate therapeutic interventions.

This is a Casual opportunity which means work requirements can vary from Zero to 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes shift work on a short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing coverage in a specific position. Shifts would fall within a Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00 hours. Casual employees receive 12.6 percent of straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, Casual employees have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

If you are an Occupational Therapist with Hand Therapy Certification and interested in working in a outpatient clinical setting, a new department with advanced technology, and a positive and supportive team environment, we would love to hear from you.

Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from an approved program of Occupational Therapy.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy.
Current Hand Therapy Certification with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.
• Minimum of two (2) years’ recent, related experience (which includes at least one (1) years’ experience in splinting/hand therapy) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills..
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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