Within the context of a person and family-centered model of care and in accordance with Northern Health's vision for an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Health Care, the Primary Care Occupational Therapist (OT) works collaboratively with interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care and deliver health services coordinated through the Primary Care Home. The OT practices in accordance with the professional standards and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.
The OT provides competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, facilities, and communities, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to achieve effective outcomes related to their participation in valued activities. Through clinical assessment, treatment planning, recommended interventions, and follow up, the occupational therapist contributes to the fulfillment of the overall plan of care developed by the interprofessional team and informed by the person's personal goals for care. Qualifications
Graduate of a recognized Occupational Therapy program.
Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.Skills and Abilities:
Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing assessments and utilize appropriate, therapeutic interventions.
Teaching: Ability to teach both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people and their families as well as the public, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary team. Ability to effectively resolve interpersonal differences and resolve conflict.
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote person centered care which includes maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, social justice concerns and the need for advocacy.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and priorities and achieve results
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person centered care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Ability: Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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