May 10, 2023

Occupational Therapist II

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Peace River, AB, Canada
Full time Occupational Therapist

Job Description

The town of Peace River is nestled in the beautiful Peace River valley and is the cultural and economic hub of the Mighty Peace Region of northwestern Alberta. Serving a population of 7,700 and a trading area of over 15,000 people. Residents enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities including golfing, hockey, camping and swimming, just to name a few. Pleasant summer days and midnight sunsets make living in Northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience. If you welcome a different pace of life and are looking for the chance to use your full scope of practice, Peace River could be the place for you. . In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. The Assertive Outreach Services (AOS) team requires someone who is inspired to help clients with a severe and persistent mental illness and their families and to contribute to the ongoing, quality care for clients. Expand your skills as you work on a multidisciplinary team within an outreach and Psychosocial Rehabilitation model of service. You will need to prioritize time to support individual caseload management, direct support and therapy to your assigned clients, and OT assessments to other clients within the program. You will participate in the clinic's walk-in service which is designed for clients initially accessing Mental Health services. OT's are a valuable resource in the Addiction & Mental Health field and offer a truly rehabilitative approach to care.


As an Occupational Therapist II, you will be responsible for coordination of occupational therapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As an Occupational Therapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure occupational therapy practice is evidence-based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines. You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers. As assigned, you will carry out the roles of a direct clinical service provider, consultant, educator and/or advocate in your program or service area.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Addiction and Mental Health
  • Primary Location: Peace River Mental Health
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 22-MAR-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 01-APR-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $40.31
  • Maximum Salary: $53.54
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).

Additional Required Qualifications:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

As Required.

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