May 29, 2024

Occupational Therapist

  • Smart Rehabilitation Consulting Ltd.
  • Kamloops, BC, Canada
Full time Occupational Therapist

Job Description

An Occupational Therapist (OT) provides therapeutic services to clients with a variety of disabilities/impairments. Therapeutic services may include: assessment, development of a rehabilitation plan, establishing goal-directed therapy services, providing OT treatment, updating therapy services and discharging or transitioning clients to community services. The OT supervises rehabilitation assistants, and arranges for kinesiologist services as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING REQUIRED:

 

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupation Therapy

Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC)

 

All OTs will require a training period at SMART Rehabilitation Consulting Ltd that will include:

 

Charting protocols

Education regarding various funders’ protocols

Report protocols

Training in report writing

Observation of OTs, Kinesiologists and Rehabilitation Assistants performing a variety of therapies with clients.

Regular supervision and feedback during a 3 month training period

 

Ongoing training will include:

 

Regular OT meetings with a component of education/training.

Supervision/guidance on an as needed basis from practice leader or from other OTs

Guidance/training as needed by PT or Kinesiologist

Attendance at courses or conferences

Self-directed education/training (reading articles, on-line courses, etc).

 

GENERAL JOB DUTIES:

 

Provide OT treatment to clients with a wide variety of injuries/disabilities

Provide Case Management services

Hospital discharge planning

Home assessment

Physical assessment

Cognitive assessment

Functional assessments

Formulating a rehabilitation plan

Gathering an appropriate rehabilitation team

Ensuring that rehabilitation goals are progressing

Providing OT assessments/treatments as required

Communication with all team members

Leading team meeting s as necessary

Wiring initial, update and discharge reports

Direct and oversee rehabilitation assistants

Regularly communicate with funding agencies (email, fax, text or phone calls)

Attend OT and/or staff meetings as requested

Travel to/from clients home, medical suppliers, client work locations, community locations, hospital, etc.

 

SPECIFIC ROLES:

 

Occupational Therapists are encouraged to develop at least one area of expertise. These may include:

 

Pediatric assessment and treatment

Functional Capacity Evaluation / Cost of Future Care

Ergonomic Assessments

Universal Design Assessment

Vocational assessments/treatment

Job Demands Analysis

Work Hardening

Job Simulation

Work site visits

Seating assessment

Brain Injury rehabilitation

Scooter/power mobility assessments

Hand therapy/splinting

Mental Health assessment/treatment

 

OTs may be asked to take on other roles with SMART Rehabilitation Consulting including:

 

Leading meetings

Providing education to other staff members

Mentoring other OTs

Supervising students (OT or RA)

Providing education to community groups or families

Marketing OT services to potential funders

Relocation assistance provided?

Yes

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