Occupational Therapist I

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Alberta Health Services

Alberta Posted on Sat, 7 May 2022 03:01:48 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Alberta Health Services

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Drayton Valley is a vibrant town in Central Alberta, situated between the North Saskatchewan and Pembina Rivers of the Brazeau County. The area is known for its vast oil fields and beautify wilderness areas and boasts many services and recreation opportunities. Enjoy ice hockey, ringette, curling, soccer, baseball, and rodeos at the Drayton Valley Omni plex Sports Centre. A public swimming pool, a ski hill, a bowling alley, and the Drayton Valley Golf and Country Club are just some of the available recreation opportunities. With a population of just over 7000 people, Drayton Valley is a 133 km drive from the nearest large urban centre (Edmonton). As an Occupational Therapist I in this community role, your time will be spent in mixed service streams that include Acute Care, Outpatients, and Long-Term Care. You will be expected to communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team regarding your clients in the various service areas. In this role you will be supported by the Allied Health Area Manager and Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Lead, with opportunities to connect with professionals in surrounding areas. You will provide clinical direction to a Therapy Assistant and may, on occasion, be offered the opportunity to provide clinical placements for Occupational Therapy or Therapy Assistant students. Please note, this facility provides Long Term Care (LTC) or Designated Supportive Living (DSL) services and by Order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, many AHS employees are restricted to work only at a single LTC/DSL site for the remainder of the pandemic. Speak to the hiring manager who will confirm if, as the successful candidate in this position, you will be restricted to work at only one LTC/DLS site in Alberta.


As an Occupational Therapist (OT), you will provide evidence-informed services, with a focus on occupational performance, designed to meet the needs of individuals, groups or a community. You may act as a direct service provider, consultant, educator, or advocate and functions as an integral member of the health care team. You will engage individuals, groups and communities in order to enable meaningful and chosen occupations, including self-care, productivity and leisure. Interventions support clients to achieve optimum functional abilities and independence related to the client¿s cognitive, affective, spiritual and physical strengths and limitations. The OT provides comprehensive services, including triage, screening, consultation, assessment, diagnosis, collaborative goal setting, treatment, prevention, self-management, education, case management, referral, transition support, and collaboration with relevant and chosen stakeholders and supports within the client¿s physical, institutional, cultural and social environments. You will include clients and families as integral members of the health care team, encouraging their active participation in all aspects of care. The OT collaborates with client(s) and families in determining, implementing and evaluating rehabilitation. You will participate in a variety of interprofessional teams to build awareness, enrich supports and engage in quality improvement; partnering with healthcare providers, patients, families and other stakeholders to advance services for their clients. You will contribute to quality improvement and their professional community; participates in peer mentoring; and supervises students. You may provide clinical supervision to Therapy Assistants and Therapy Aides.
  • Classification: Occupational Therapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: CZ DV CHC Occupational Therapy
  • Primary Location: Drayton Valley Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 03-JUN-2022
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 13-JUN-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) Additional Required Qualifications:

Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapy. Heart & Stroke: BCLS-HCP certification required. Preferred Qualifications:

Current AADL Authorizer preferred.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our for additional information.

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