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Posting # 51237 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Occupational Therapist, Community Stroke Rehabilitation - 1 position
Community Stroke Rehabilitation
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Temporary Part Time


Temporary employment anticipated to extend until July 19, 2024, subject to the availability of work.

A challenging and exciting opportunity exists to work in a collaborative inter-professional environment delivering an innovative rehabilitation service designed to help stroke survivors and their caregivers reach their optimal level of recovery in their own community. This unique service, funded by the ""Aging at Home"" initiative through the Southwest LHIN is delivered by three Specialized Community Stroke Rehabilitation Teams affiliated with the District Stroke Centers of London, Owen Sound and Stratford. This current position provides services within Thames Valley.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who enjoys being on the leading edge of innovation and creativity to actively participate in improving the Stroke Rehabilitation service delivery system.

Using the principles of person-centered care the successful applicant will be responsible for providing occupational therapy services to referred clients with stroke in a variety of settings, both inpatient and community, with a focus on cognition, perception, community integration and attaining optimal recovery in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. As well, the occupational therapist will ensure optimal independence and safety in the home and return to or development of new activities and roles that are important to the client. They will also provide client-specific consultation and education/training/ in-services related to stroke rehabilitation for service providers, caregivers and families.

Essential Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Valid registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Sound understanding of the role of a variety of rehabilitation professionals in the provision of stroke rehabilitation
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Appreciation of resource utilization and comfortable working in a virtual environment
  • Travel within the catchment area is required
  • Knowledge/experience with assessing mobility devices
  • Knowledge/experience of various funding opportunities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset.
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer
  • Completion of the Basic Bobath or NDT Certification Course
  • Clinical expertise and experience in stroke rehabilitation and demonstrated knowledge of current stroke rehabilitation best practices
  • Minimum of 2 years full time related experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • 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 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: September 18, 2023
Submission deadline: September 24, 2023

Michelle Robertson, Human Resources

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