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Posting # 48185 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Occupational Therapist, Palliative Care - 1 position
Palliative Care
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Regular Part Time


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The Palliative Care Unit is comprised of 18 beds and is part of the Complex Care Program. The Unit 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, focusing on the physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients.

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 short and long stay care for individuals with complex and chronic medical conditions.

As a member of the team, you will provide OT care and services on the Palliative Care Unit and support the long stay complex medical patient population.

Our ultimate goal is to earn the complete confidence of our patients and their families by providing exceptional care that meets their individualized care needs. We value respect, excellence, and compassion and consistently demonstrate these values in our interactions with our patients, families, and coworkers.

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

  • 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
  • Understanding of complex medical conditions and a palliative care approach to care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in wheelchair and seating assessments with 2 years of experience
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice
  • Flexibility in adapting to varying caseload needs
  • Knowledge and ability to access community resources for patients being discharged
  • Experience and demonstrated competency in quality of life goals and in the implementation of strategies and protocols for goal attainment
  • Demonstrated experience using a patient centered approach
  • Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven flexibility and a high level of initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence based research into practice
  • Knowledge of computer systems (e.g. workload measurement, Cerner, Outlook, Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of wound care
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Demonstrates initiatives with program development and quality improvement
  • ADP authorizer
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 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: May 13, 2022
Submission deadline: May 19, 2022

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

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