Feb 18, 2021

Occupational Therapist

  • St. Michael's Care Centre
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
Full time Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Care, the Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for organizing and implementing rehabilitation programs for residents of St. Michael’s Centre (SMC); and to meet the needs of the residents in accordance with the philosophies and objectives of SMC’s Therapies Department.


  • Organizes and carries out appropriate therapeutic interventions for residents.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the gerontology, the aging process and Long Term Care is required.
  • Provides required in-service education for staff and residents, within his/her therapeutic scope and professional knowledge, such as lift and transfers, safe use of wheelchairs/power chairs, and best practice(s) related to bed positioning to reduce pressure sores.
  • Supervises and directs the team of Rehab. Assistants.
  • Communicates relevant information to the Director of Care and staff in a manner that supports the safe and effective care of residents.
  • Provides in-service education for staff and residents in areas of professional knowledge
  • Maintains required statistics and records as required to track resident progress.
  • Participates in facility Resident Care Conferences.
  • Develops and maintains working relations with external agencies such as wheelchair suppliers, vendors, etc.
  • Provides direction to practicum students and volunteers when required
  • Performs other duties as required.


· Ability to provide initial and ongoing functional, cognitive and perceptual assessments of residents including transfers, swallowing and wheelchair mobility and seating.

  • Ability to relate appropriately and effectively to Long Term Care residents and their families, staff and volunteers. Documents assessments on resident chart.
  • Ability to organize workload independently and work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate ongoing rehabilitation procedures for residents that may be implemented by other staff members such as care plans, equipment provision and training.
  • Ability to work effectively with other members of the interdisciplinary team and communicate relevant information to assist with ongoing resident care.
  • Ability to plan and implement rehabilitation programs for long term care residents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal. .
  • Effective leadership abilities, including conflict resolution, and the ability to help guide individuals to act wisely and thoughtfully.


  • Graduate from a recognized program in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registered membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, and the BC College of Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists Association of British Columbia.

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