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Occupational Therapist

May 13 2021
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Therapy Services
Toronto, ON


Position: Occupational Therapist
Site: Toronto Rehab, E.W. Bickle Centre
Department: Allied Health
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Scale/Grade: D0:07
Salary Range: $36.01 - $45.02 per hour (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: Various
Status: Casual

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of an Occupational Therapist in our Allied Health Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital. Bringing together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions Toronto Rehab is located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave). Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The Occupational Therapist (OT) is an integral member of the Occupational Therapy service, Allied Health and clinical programs in which care is provided. As an integral member of the Complex Continuing Care team, the successful candidate will: provide both formalized and functional assessment, program planning, treatment intervention and evaluation in the occupational performance areas of self-care, productivity and leisure to complex patients in an inpatient setting; prescribe aids, assistive devices and wheelchairs; conduct home assessment in preparation for the patient’s discharge; collaborate with interprofessional team in providing patient focused care; educate and supervise Occupational Therapy students; participate in professional, program and hospital committees; participate in Program planning/development, professional and hospital initiatives; comply with and commit to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures, in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.


• Completion of Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (BScOT), Master's Degree preferred
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (B Level or C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada (on employment)
• Membership with Professional Association (e.g. CAOT, OSOT) is preferred
• Experience with Rehab and Complex Continuing Care preferred
• ADP Authorization for Mobility Aids category preferred
• Demonstrates effective written, oral and nonverbal communication skills
• Demonstrates competence with departmental and hospital safety, emergency and infection control procedures
• Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and to function in an independent, self-directed manner
• Computer proficiency required

POSTED DATE: May 13, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until filled

If you are interested in making a contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted. network