Job title :OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Position Summary
Penticton Health Centre offers a variety of services in one location. The types of services delivered depend on patient needs and on whether comparable services are available nearby.

We have a temporary, full time opportunity until return of incumbent July 2020.

Home and Community Care Occupational Therapists provide in-home assessments, consultations, treatment and education to clients and their families. Therapists help clients restore, improve or maintain physical capabilities and ensure the home environment is organized to make daily tasks more manageable. Services include training in the use of mobility devices like walkers and crutches; or recommending modifications to make a home accessible and safe. Therapists also provide information about acquiring or using aids to personal care, such as bath seats, grab bars or adaptive devices as well as equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs and lifts.

The Occupational Therapist works independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing community occupational therapy services (i.e. assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education).

Days of work are Monday to Friday. Local travel is required in this role within the surrounding area. Access to personal vehicle may be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary. A fully paid comprehensible benefit package is offered.

BC’s rural towns and smaller cities offer natural beauty, access to backcountry adventures, community connections, peace of mind, and a quieter way of life. Experience the satisfaction that comes from working and living in a rural area.

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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