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Occupational Therapist 2, Neuromotor - Sunny Hill Health Centre

Occupational Therapist II, Neuromotor

Sunny Hill Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

 

The Occupational Therapist II uses an in depth knowledge of biological, behavioral, social and occupational sciences and provides multidimensional and expanded assessments and interventions by analyzing the dynamic relationship between clients/patients and families, the environment and occupation.

 

This position is temporary for 2 years as we develop the Sunny Hill CP (Cerebral Palsy) Early Diagnosis clinic/initiative. The work will include standardized assessments to contribute findings to the diagnostic pathway; recruiting children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) onto the National CP registry; contributing to research and knowledge translation focused on children with CP. Experience in completing standardized assessments and working with children who have or are suspected of having cerebral palsy would be an asset.


What you’ll do

  • Provide Occupational Therapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning within assigned area.
  • Apply advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of occupational therapy treatment programs for clients/patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
  • Document information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans, progress reports and outcomes.
  • Assess the need for specific client/patient equipment including home/lifestyle adaptations on and off-site and assists clients/patients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
  • Maintain communication with clients/patients and families and/or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships.  Develop and/or participate in client/family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
  • Develop and/or participate in client/patient and family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary groups and/or teams including individuals such as physicians, nursing staff and other paramedical professionals by performing duties such as providing consultation, clinical advice, input and suggestions related to the management of the referred client/patient or group of clients within assigned area to ensure that quality care is delivered in a timely and effective manner.

 

What you bring

  • Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy and licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience including one (1) year in pediatrics or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. 
  • 50 hours of post graduate course work/training related to additional procedures, techniques and job functions for assigned area.

You will have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in groups, one-on-one and in writing.
  • Work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Function as a team member, motivator and facilitator.
  • Provide effective consultation.
  • Develop educational programs and materials.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Physically perform the duties of the job.
  • Critically appraise research evidence.
  • Operate related equipment.

 

What we bring

 

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time (0.70 FTE – until January 02, 2023)
Wage: $37.24 to $46.39 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Mon, Tue, Wed, and every other Thursday (Fri, Sat, Sun, Stat, and every other Thursday off); 08:30-16:30
Requisition Number # 118518

 

 

What we do

 

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC) provides specialized development and rehabilitation services to BC children, youth and their families.

 

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

 

SHHC and BCCH are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

 

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

 

PHSA, SHHC and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

 

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

 

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca    

 

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