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Occupational Therapist – Part-time

Shannex Incorporated

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 16, 2021.

Shannex Incorporated is a leading and innovative provider of senior’s accommodation, care and service in the Maritimes.

Shannex is an expanding organization that currently employs over 4000 people.

We are on an exciting path of continued growth that will offer outstanding living choices, improved services and exceptional careers.

We are pleased to offer the following exciting new opportunity: Occupational Therapist
– Part-time Reporting to the Director of Resident care, you will be able to coordinate diverse activation/rehabilitation needs of a senior population in a long-term care environment.

Located at Caritas within Parkstone Enhanced Care.

This is a part time position with approximately 16 hours bi-weekly.

Key functions: Administers and interprets standardized and non-standardized tests and evaluations to assess resident with occupational therapy related concerns such as level of independence in activities of daily living, seating and mobility, swallowing and meal texture, pressure reduction and skin integrity, splinting.

Develops individualized treatment plans based on clinical records, observation, and referral; confers with interdisciplinary staff in regard to an overall treatment plan for residents.

Evaluates the progress of residents in relation to occupational therapy treatment provided through use of tests and observation; confers with nursing staff and physicians in regard to effectiveness of treatment.

Prepares progress reports, funding requests, and statistical reports relating to occupational therapy treatment program and resident needs and maintains treatment records as required.

Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team; gives evaluation and progress reports on residents.

Designs and produces adaptive equipment, utensils, splints or other orthotic devices as needed for use by residents; instructs resident and staff in the use of the equipment.

Coordinates management of facility equipment; contacts suppliers for service and maintenance of wheelchairs, geri chairs and power wheelchairs.

Provides staff training on ergonomics, seating assessment, skin integrity, equipment and other related topics as required Competencies Required: Knowledge of the principles and practices of occupational therapy.

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology as related to the practice of occupational therapy.

Knowledge of the use of adaptive equipment, wheelchairs, positioning chairs, utensils and splints.

Knowledge of the potential hazards associated with equipment, tools, and materials used in occupational therapy.

Knowledge of the theory and practice of administering, scoring and interpreting a variety of standardized and non-standardized tests relating to assessment of occupational therapy needs.

Ability to observe and make written reports on resident behaviour, performance, or response.

Ability to maintain written records, charts, and progress notes relating to the treatment of residents.

Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both verbally and in writing.

Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner.

Committed to quality service.

Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.

Demonstrates responsible behaviour and attention to detail.

Aligns behaviour with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.

Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity.

Fosters commitment and team spirit.

Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and the nature of the information.

Listens to others and responds appropriately.

The successful applicant will require: Bachelor/ Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Occupational Therapists Experience in a long-term care environment an asset A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

“Great People Striving for Great Things” is one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan.

Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for employees where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization.

Our staff are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits plan.

If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization please apply by July 30th, 2021.

All applicants will be kept in strict confidence.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.