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University Health Network Occupational Therapist in Mississauga, Ontario

Occupational Therapist - Mississauga, Ontario

JOB POSTING # 884056

Position: Occupational Therapist

Department: Altum Health

Site: Mississauga

Reports to: Site Manager

Salary Range: $36.01 to $45.02 (Commensurate with experience and consistent with the UHN compensation policy)

Status: Permanent Full-Time

Altum Health is a department within the University Health Network with over 300 employees across several sites (Toronto, Cambridge, Barrie, Hamilton, Oakville, Ajax, Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton and Scarborough). We offer a full continuum of prevention, rehabilitation, and health care services to third party payors and individuals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), employers, and insurers.

At Altum Health, we believe in providing “The Right Care. Always.” by offering client-centered services that address the physical, psychosocial, and behavioral issues related to injury or illness. We actively participate in outcomes data collection, analysis and reporting, continuous quality improvement and the education and training of the next generation of health and service professionals. Altum Health services prevent and manage acute and chronic injury as well as co-morbid conditions and integrate clients back into the workplace and home life. Our services result in positive outcomes and value to our clients and customers.

We are seeking an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST with knowledge, skills and abilities in neurological and upper extremity injuries to join our Mississauga team. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team primarily within these specialty programs, although they will be required to support other clinical work as necessary. The successful candidate should have strong clinical skills, and experience in treating acute and chronic conditions. Experience with work related injuries, chronic pain, activity based rehabilitation, work simulation, and return to work planning preferred. An approach including both physical and psychosocial interventions is essential. The successful candidate must be able to work within a multidisciplinary team including other Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, as well as Physician and Psychologist consultants. Strong communication, teamwork and service excellence skills are important. We prefer candidates with at minimum two years of experience specific to this job.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in respective profession as required by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario Certificate of Registration with respective College Two (2) years related experience in the treatment of clients/patients with work related injuries, MVA and/or experience in the third party health care system Experience working with upper extremity programs preferred Experience working with neurological programs preferred

  • Return to work planning skills preferred Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills Ability to provide group education sessions and lead small group learning Compliance with confidentiality requirements Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task

  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

There are difficult cases that challenge us and there are sensitive cases that require a delicate touch. Every day, there are clinical learning opportunities and teaching moments. Everyone who works on our team truly wants to be there and believes in the work we do together. With the Circle of Care mindset as a guiding principle, you eagerly participate in quality improvement activities and perform cross-functional and cross-site duties as required. You believe in the work we do together.

POSTED DATE: September 14, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Altum Health 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 requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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