Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Occupational Therapist 2

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Occupational Therapist 2 - Dogwood Lodge - Geriatric/Elderly/Long Term Care
    Work Site: Dogwood Lodge Complex Care Home
    Status: Temporary Part Time (0.60 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately July 3, 2020
    Salary: $35.05 - $43.73 per hour
    Hours: 08:00-16:00 with Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and statutory holidays off
    Reference#: 117645-cye


    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) as well as within a resident and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team provides occupational therapy services to enable residents to achieve and maintain optimal health. Duties include assessing resident’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach, planning and implementing goal directed services, evaluating the effectiveness of the service, preparing and maintaining records, demonstrating safe and effective resource utilization and quality management and contributing to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services. Acts as a resource for the interdisciplinary health care team, analyses trends, reviews literature, and recommends changes to modify/change current clinical practices. Contributes to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services.


    Education & Experience

    • Baccalaureate/MA in Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Medicine, two years recent related experience.
    • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
    • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Broad knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory and practice within a resident and family centred model of care.
    • Broad knowledge of the COTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
    • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in resident care.
    • Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area(s).
    • Basic knowledge of occupational therapy standardised tests and measures.
    • Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower residents to assume control over their health.
    • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with residents and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
    • Demonstrated skill in Occupational Therapy techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
    • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized resident care information system.
    • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***


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