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Occupational Therapists (OT)

​Summary

Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy (OT), and taking clinical direction from the Occupational Therapy Site Leader and/or Research, Education and Practice Coordinator, the position supports the interdisciplinary program/team in achieving program, patient and resident goals. Provides Occupational Therapy services to designated patients/residents within the Mission, Vision, Values and strategic direction of BC Children's Hospital​.

Skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with, patients/residents, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers. Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures related to healthcare. Demonstrated ability to gather relevant data and make a multi-dimensional assessment. Demonstrated ability to conduct patient/resident assessments. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/resident care. Demonstrated ability to draw out information that will contribute to understanding the patient/resident’s situation in order to explore issues beyond the initial concerns. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload. Ability to operate related equipment. Ability to participate in research. Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and teaching to students. Demonstrated ability to develop and provide in-services and presentations.

Education

Baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy and up to one year of experience in the designated area or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia. Eligible for membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

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