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Posting # 45588 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Occupational Therapist, Medically Complex Service - 1 position
Medically Complex Service
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Casual Part Time


The Complex Care Program provides care to patients who require ongoing medical management as well as rehabilitation due to a major medical event, accident or illness. The program provides slow stream rehabilitation for individuals with complex and chronic medical conditions. Patients are admitted with the goal to transition to the community within three months.

The Complex Care Program also supports individuals who require specialized continuing care or palliative care. Palliative care provides pain and symptom management and end of life care for patients with a life-limiting illness. Our interdisciplinary team provides a holistic and collaborative approach to care.

As a member of the interprofessional team, you will demonstrate expertise in providing OT care and services for adult patients with complex, chronic illnesses including assessment, treatment, discharge planning and community liaison



Essential Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Minimum 2 years Occupational Therapy related experience in musculoskeletal or neurological rehabilitation
  • Experience and demonstrated competency in establishing rehabilitation goals and evidence-based treatment plans
  • Understanding of complex medical conditions and palliative care
  • Demonstrated knowledge in wheelchair and seating assessments with 2 years of experience
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational, time management, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated experience using a patient-centered approach
  • Self directed, self motivated to accomplish specified outcomes
  • Knowledge of and ability to mobilize community resources
  • Experience in the development of teaching materials and the teaching of clients, family, and caregivers
  • Working knowledge and experience with theories and principles of guiding adult learning and patient self-management approaches
  • Proven flexibility and a high level of initiative
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice
  • Flexibility in adapting to varying caseload needs
  • Knowledge of computer systems (eg. workload measurement, Cerner, Outlook, Microsoft Office)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer
  • Knowledge of wound care
  • Experience in both hospital and community service delivery
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in research communication and program evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and direct support personnel
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: July 16, 2021
Submission deadline: July 22, 2021

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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