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Posting # 46736 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Occupational Therapist, Specialized Geriatric Services - 1 position
Specialized Geriatric Services
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Full Time


We require an Occupational Therapist to work within an interdisciplinary team providing care to a diverse population of clients including the frail elderly and patients of all ages with a musculoskeletal diagnosis. Specialized Geriatric Services includes the: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit, Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit, Amputee Rehabilitation Unit, Day Hospital and Regional Geriatric Program.

The successful candidate may be required to work anywhere within the program and must be available for all shifts. It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.



Essential Qualifications

  • Valid registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in the provision of services to the rehabilitation patient population including Musculoskeletal, Amputee and Geriatric patient populations
  • 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 and self motivated to accomplish specified outcomes
  • Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based practice
  • 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)
  • Knowledge/experience with assessing mobility devices
  • Knowledge/experience of various funding opportunities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer
  • Minimum of 2 years full time related experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • Experience in hospital setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and direct support personnel
  • Proficiency in French is considered an asset
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 may be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: November 24, 2021
Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

Christine Davison, Human Resources

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