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Occupational Therapist II - BC Children's Hospital
Occupational Therapist II
BC Children's Hospital
This temporary position is for a demonstration project to facilitate systems improvements for young people ages 16 to 24 who have mental health and or substance use issues and their families or caregivers.
This position is part of an inter-disciplinary team that will be primarily based out of Richmond General Hospital, working with the Adult Mental Health and Substance Use in-patient units, Emergency Department, and community teams that supports this clientele, and will report directly to the Executive Director, Child, Youth and Young Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Program BCCH.
*Learn more about this opportunity and hear from the leadership team at our Recruitment Open House on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Please RSVP and register in advance on our Eventbrite page: BC Women’s Hospital + BC Children’s Hospital- Career Information Open house Tickets, Tue, Apr 4, 2023 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite
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. Plus 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.
- Demonstrate awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commit to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
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, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- 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).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until March 29, 2024)
Wage: $41.32 to $51.40 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 08:00-16:00
Requisition Number # 141070E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
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 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.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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