Home and Community Care Therapist (FT)

141 Weber St., S., Waterloo ON, 
N2J 2A9

Schedule: 7-hour shifts as pre-scheduled, including weekend shifts.  

Union: ONA

Reporting to: Manager, Client Services

Posting:       #18/O/61

Closing: May 22, 2018

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Responding to patient referrals from the Care Coordinator and follows WWLHIN procedures to properly administer OT or PT services to patients
  • Assessing factors influencing the patient’s ability to function in their environment, using a variety of standardized and non-standardized assessment tools
  • Determining patient centered therapy goals and providing treatment program to increase optimal performance, independence, and safety
  • Reassessing patient progress on an ongoing basis, adjusting treatment program as needed
  • Managing service delivery in conjunction with Care Coordinators, patients, their family members/caregivers/substitute decision-makers (SDMs), primary care and other service providers, via telephone, home visiting, office visiting, and written correspondence
  • Teaching and assigning specific aspects of patient care to a person deemed competent and capable to carry them out and accepts responsibility for these delegated tasks according to standards of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) or College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO)
  • Discharging patients when appropriate and referring patients to other in house services or outside organizations if necessary
  • Participating in program development and quality improvement initiatives to improve patient care.
  • Performing other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • In depth knowledge of rehabilitative care services and other community resources.
  • Membership in good standing, with the appropriate college, as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.
  • Relevant clinical occupational therapy or physiotherapy experience in a community/health care environment e.g. home safety assessments.
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of occupational therapy/physiotherapy tools, processes, equipment, and assistive technology.
  • Proven skills in the areas of assessment, communication, interviewing, problem solving, interpersonal and leadership within a team based setting.
  • Minimum of one year of community therapy experience is preferred.
  • The ability to work independently in a highly organized manner is required. 
  • This position also requires proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using Word and database software. 
  • The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required. 
  • Fluency in French language preferred.

This position may be required to provide relief at other LHIN locations or teams as needed and may be part of the on call rotation as per the provisions of the ONA collective agreement.

WWLHIN strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment.  Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at hr.ww@lhins.on.ca for assistance. 

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting competition 18/O/61 before 4:30p.m. on May 22, 2018 to Human Resources (email: hr.ww@lhins.on.ca). We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.

*** PLEASE NOTE*** Cover letters and resumes need to be submitted as a single file, acceptable files are: doc, docx, and pdf. Please include your first name, last name and job title in the file name when applying, example JohnSmith_Recruiter.

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