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University Health Network Occupational Therapist, Multisystem and Musculoskeletal Rehab (REPOST) in Toronto, Ontario

Occupational Therapist, Multisystem and Musculoskeletal Rehab (REPOST) - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Occupational Therapist

Site: University Centre, Toronto Rehab

Department: Multisystem and Musculoskeletal Rehab Program (MSK), Outpatient Services

Reports to: Manager, Program Services

Scale/Grade: D0:07

Salary: $36.01 - $45.02 per hour

Hours: 18.75 hours (0.5 FTE) Weekdays

Status: Temporary Part time (Up to March 31, 2022)

The Occupational Therapist (OT) is an integral member of the outpatient rehab team, allied health and clinical programs in which care is provided. Through the provision of individual and group-based patient and non-patient care activities, the OT efficiently and effectively enhances the quality of life of patients by helping them to prevent, alleviate, or minimize dysfunction to facilitate their successful engagement in meaningful activities at home, in the community or workplace. As a crucial and valued member of the interprofessional team, the OT provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, and consultation services primarily for patients recovering from cancer treatment or with chronic pain conditions. Other clinical populations served include patients with general musculoskeletal issues and traumatic injuries.

The OT also develops and maintains patient resources; collaborates with the interprofessional team to provide patient-focused care; communicates effectively with patients, families, and team members; provides training and supervision for Student Occupational Therapists; participates in quality management, program development, and research initiatives; complies with and commits to patient safety responsibilities and hospital plans, policies, and procedures; and performs other duties consistent with the job classification as required.


  • At minimum, successful completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (B.Sc. (OT))

  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) is required

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B Level or C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada (on employment) is required

  • Membership with an OT Professional Association (i.e., CAOT or OSOT) is preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) is required

  • The ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and to function in an independent, self-directed manner is required

  • Previous experience working as an OT in a physical medicine and rehabilitation setting is required

  • Previous experience working with oncology and chronic pain is preferred

  • Previous experience with Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is preferred

  • The OT must demonstrate competence with departmental and hospital safety, emergency, and infection control procedures

  • The OT must demonstrate computer proficiency and a willingness to learn new software as needed

RE-POSTED DATE: June 1, 2021 CLOSING DATE: until filled

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.

University Health Network 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.