May 16, 2023

Occupational Therapist (OT) Extern

  • Halton Healthcare
  • Milton, ON, Canada
Part time Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Posting #: 2023-917483

Non-Union

Position: Occupational Therapist (OT) Extern

Department:  Various Clinical Areas

Status:  Temporary Part-time and Temporary Full-time positions to approx. August 30, 2023

Hours:  Various rotating shifts (Scheduling will be determined based on unit needs and may include day/evening/night and weekend shifts)

Site: Oakville, Milton, Georgetown 

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers.  We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.

The OT Extern role is a transitional role where OT students can gain clinical experience, specialty knowledge and self-confidence, as well as build on collaboration and communication skills. 

OT Externs are unregulated health care providers and function to enhance team dynamics and contribute to overall patient care.

Position Profile:

  • Provide support to the team by assisting with basic clinical tasks (i.e. Set up equipment, assist with wheelchair following patient) under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered OT/PT  
    • Assist with turning, repositioning and patient transfers using Lifts and other transfer devices (as 2nd person) 
    • Setting up equipment for Activities of Daily Living (ADL) 
    • Assist patient to enhance functional independence with ADLs (i.e. bathing, dressing) 
  • Answering call bells, addressing patient concerns where appropriate and advising OT/PT/nursing staff when assistance is required 
  • Supporting group exercise programs run by OT/PT or OTA/PTA (i.e. Cardiac rehab program, COPD program) 
  • Wiping down surfaces or therapeutic materials 
  • Transportation to the therapy gym if patient is already in a wheelchair  
  • Support individual exercise program (i.e. WorkFit)
  • Assist with modalities as delegated

Candidate Profile:

  • Occupational therapy students in any year of study in a training program accredited by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
  • Completed recent clinical placement at Halton Healthcare preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to complete patient care tasks as directed
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with proven organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated confidence in knowledge, skills, judgement and ability to function in the team based model of care

Relocation assistance provided?

No

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