• Occupational Therapist 2 (OT)

  • Job Description

    Job Title:

    Occupational Therapist 2 (OT)

    Telehealth & Innovation Deployment, Education & Sustainment 

    Work Site: Sechelt Hospital

    Temporary Full Time

    End Date: June 19, 2020 (1.00 FTE)

    Start Date: December 20, 2018
    Salary: $33.77 - $42.13 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1630
    Reference#: 109668-bmc


    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 client and family centred urban/rural/remote care model and the vision and values of the organization, participates as a member of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team responsible for achieving quality client-focused care through the implementation, organization, and delivery of occupational therapy services through the TIDES (Telehealth & Innovation Deployment, Education & Sustainment) program. TIDES team members provide short-term transitional rehabilitation services to support patients/clients repatriating to, or remaining in, their home communities.


    Duties include identifying and assessing client’s occupational performance issues utilizing an evidence-based approach or intervention, planning and implementing a goal-directed care plan, evaluating the effectiveness of the care plan, and preparing and maintaining records. Works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the VCH Regional Occupational Therapy Practice Team, and the Coastal Occupational Practice Coordinator. Travels to rural/remote communities within the VCH Coastal Community of Care to provide one-to-one assessments, care plans and higher risk interventions in person, with follow up via Telehealth for ongoing rehabilitation with the local TIDES Rehabilitation Assistant. Participates in departmental/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education.


    Education & Experience

    • Degree in Occupational Therapy.
    • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC).
    • Three (3) year’s recent related experience in a rehabilitation setting working with clients with cognitive/perceptual deficits and with complex clients with multiple co-morbidities or chronic disease.
    • Valid BC Driver’s License is required. Use of personal vehicle may be required for travel between sites for which mileage will be reimbursed in accordance with the current collective agreement.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Broad knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to neurology, orthopedics and/or chronic disease management.
    • Broad Knowledge in cultural competency
    • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy standardized tests and measures.
    • Broad knowledge of the COTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
    • Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
    • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of program development and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, direct, and monitor complex patient care via Telehealth.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and clients both one-on-one and in groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team, working collaboration with others.
    • 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 client care information system and to use Telehealth to provide for ongoing rehabilitation services.
    • 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.

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

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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