Occupational Therapist I – Rehabilitation Oncology

October 4 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Other Health Professionals, Therapy Services , Health, Medical
Grande Prairie, AB

Occupational Therapist I – Rehabilitation Oncology

Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Requisition #: ALB00233512

Salary Range: $37.30 - $49.65 per hour

Job Type: Regular Part Time

Your Opportunity:

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking to evolve cancer care services while applying and developing your clinical skills in a supportive environment?

The new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital boasts a state-of-the-art cancer care centre (GPCC) and will be the first North Zone hospital to provide radiation therapy. If you are looking for the opportunity to shape service delivery, then this role is for you. Cancer Care Alberta (CCA) services are provided by a team of health care professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing support and expert care from the time of cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond by leaders in cancer diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care. Rehabilitation Oncology team of OT, PT, SLP and TA collaborate with each other and with other health care professionals to develop and offer services, programming and patient education. The team is working to building local capacity for effective patient care with this permanent 0.7 FTE OTI to join the team. Reporting to the Rehabilitation Manager, the OT is responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients referred to the service as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment programs according to professional practice standards, student supervision and staff education.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of Albertans. AHS is an award-winning employer and the largest fully integrated health system in Canada. AHS offers competitive rate of pay, extensive benefits and Remote Retention Allowance (annual max allowance is $3,000, prorated for part-time employees).Grow your career and skills in this vibrant, amenity rich community of 70,000 residents. Apply today and help shape the future of cancer treatment in northern Alberta.


As an Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, responsible for enabling occupation through activities of assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education and follow-up, based on the patient's individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient (client, resident) to perform meaningful daily occupations. You will provide clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will review clinical referrals, accept, screen and assess client needs from an occupational therapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines. You will work in partnership with community agencies and providers as appropriate, to facilitate referrals and services to support care transitions in hospital and community settings. You will establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will participate in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services, including charting.

Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Active Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Authorizer Its Your move patient handling certification Minimum three (3) years clinical experience within the last five (5) years in inpatient or outpatient acute care or rehabilitation setting Minimum two (2) years oncology and/ or palliative experience Experience in the past 12 months with referral triage and caseload management Experience working with Therapy Assistants Demonstrated ability to work within a patient-centered, interdisciplinary team of health care professionals Experience in program development, evaluation, best practice implementation, and representing OT on committees This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting, twisting and transferring of patients and or equipment. You may be required to sit for prolonged periods and perform keyboarding/ computer and headset use.

Preferred Qualifications:

Complete Decongestive Therapy, CLT certification or certification in Lymphedema Management including experience performing Manual Lymphatic Drainage Professional development in the year related to rehabilitation oncology Effective self-management and time management skills paired with initiative Intermediate to advanced computer skills: Netcare, Microsoft Office and EMR (EPIC, ARIA) Experience using virtual technology to deliver patient care (phone, Zoom, Telehealth)

Apply today and join our dynamic team!

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