Grande Prairie is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility and library. The city has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, museums, and live theater. We are opening our new state of the art Grande Prairie Regional Hospital later this year and this position would transfer over to the new facility. Your Opportunity Your opportunity is to work in and lead a team of occupational therapists and therapy assistants in a fast paced, dynamic, multi-disciplinary acute care setting including the Stroke Unit Equivalency Care team, In-patient Rehabilitation, ICU, the Emergency Room, Surgery and Medicine. We also have out patient opportunities including a Hand Clinic, High Risk Foot Clinic and general Out-patients. As the senior therapist, you need to prioritize time to support case load distribution, orientation to new students and new employees. The successful candidate need to have a record of proven leadership, able to advocate for the team, support their development, assess quality of services provided and identify areas for quality improvement. We would love the opportunity to speak with you to share the opportunities and discuss your areas of interest. Our manager’s phone number is 780 538 7360. Along with a variety of career development opportunities, we offer a competitive rate of pay, a Remote Retention Allowance to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
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.
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: