BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW)
is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial
Health Services Authority (PHSA)
which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
• Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Occupational Therapist II – Various Programs / Units
Casual Opportunities Available
Wage: $33.77 to $42.13 per hour
4500 Oak Street
Consistent with the interprofessional setting and the mission, values and strategic directions of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, the Occupational Therapist 2 focuses on occupational performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure within the context of a client and family centered care model for an assigned area within Children’s & Women’s Health Centre, a Provincial Resource Centre. The Occupational Therapist 2 uses an in depth knowledge of biological, behavioral, social and occupational sciences and provides multidimensional and expanded assessments and interventions by analyzing the dynamic relationship between clients/patients and families, the environment and occupation. The Occupational Therapist 2 uses advanced knowledge, skill and advanced clinical theory gained through additional training, education and/or experience. The Occupational Therapist 2 participates in program development focusing on the assigned area and participates in education and research activities.
Provides Occupational Therapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning within assigned area.
Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of occupational therapy treatment programs for clients/patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans, progress reports and outcomes.
Assesses the need for specific client/patient equipment including home/lifestyle adaptations on and off-site and assists clients/patients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
Maintains communication with clients/patients and families and/or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships. Develops and/or participates in client/family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
Education, Training and Experience
Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy and licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.
Two (2) years of recent related experience including one (1) year in pediatrics or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Plus 50 hours of post graduate course work/training related to additional procedures, techniques and job functions for assigned area.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in groups, one-on-one and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, motivator and facilitator.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and materials.
Demonstrated ability to critically appraise research evidence.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position..
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