Occupational Therapist 2 Rehab Educator
SummaryReporting to the designated Occupational Therapy Site Leader and receiving overall direction from the Professional Practice Leader and guidance and support from the Research, Education and Practice Coordinator, the position supports the interdisciplinary program/team, which is under the direction of the Patient Care Manager, in achieving departmental, program, patient and resident goals. The Occupational Therapist 2, Rehab Educator uses a variety of teaching/learning strategies to support education activities with individual and groups of Occupational Therapists including facilitating groups, coaching, mentoring, conducting formal/informal presentations and demonstrations, arranging and providing in-service sessions. Role models direct patient care skills and practice to staff, promotes skill development. This position also promotes continuous quality improvement, and implementation of interdisciplinary research. Provides Occupational Therapy services including assessments, program planning, interventions and discharge planning to neurological, musculoskeletal and amputee patient populations within the Mission, Vision, Values and strategic direction of Providence Health Care.
SkillsBroad knowledge of the treatment and management of patients with neurological, musculoskeletal and amputee conditions.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, resource, motivator, coach and facilitator.
Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate techniques and facilitate learning.
Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload.
Ability to participate in research.
Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and teaching to students.
Demonstrated ability to develop and provide educational in-services and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with, patients, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers.
Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures related to healthcare.
Demonstrated ability to gather relevant data and make a multi-dimensional assessment.
Demonstrated ability to conduct patient assessments and treatments.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
Demonstrated ability to draw out information that will contribute to understanding the patient’s situation in order to explore issues beyond the initial concerns.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
EducationMaster’s degree in Occupational Therapy, plus three (3) years recent related experience in rehabilitation interventions for the neurological, musculoskeletal and amputee populations or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Current practicing registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
DutiesUtilizes a variety of Adult learning strategies to support education activities with individuals and groups including facilitating groups, coaching, mentoring, conducting formal/informal presentations and demonstrations, arranging and providing in-service sessions and using educational technology including virtual care and self-directed learning methods to implement planned programs.
Role models direct patient care skills and practice to staff, promotes skill development, observes staff while performing patient care, and provides feedback to enhance quality care. Ensures that Occupational Therapists have the necessary competencies. Provides input to the Site Leaders and Professional Practice Leader and/or individual team member regarding progress.
Performs occupational therapy assessments, program planning, interventions, discharge planning and follow-up for the neurological, musculoskeletal and amputee populations using evidence-based occupational therapy techniques and practices.
Contributes to an inter-disciplinary approach to patient care and program related issues by attending ward rounds and team conferences to exchange information in patient issues related to neurological, musculoskeletal and amputee populations’ patient care and discharge planning.
Participates in the quality improvement activities of the Occupational Therapy Department. Develops, implements, and evaluates written policies, procedures and practice standards, assessment forms, reference and patient materials, program descriptions, audit tools and clinical best practice guidelines.
Collaborates with other team members, including the Occupational Therapy Site Leader, the Professional Practice Leader and Research, Education and Practice Coordinator to identify the need for, organize, and participate in clinical educational programs and professional development by preparing educational materials and making presentations.
Provides clinical supervision to and evaluation of students. Liaises with UBC Occupational Therapy department and student programs to support Occupational Therapy student needs at PHC/HFH.
Provides clinical direction to Activity Aides, Rehabilitation Assistants and Volunteers.
Attends and participates in Program councils and task groups to support strong interdisciplinary focus within the Program.
Attends and participates in professional practice forums, and with professional rehab associations e.g. Heart and Stroke, Parkinson’s, Amputees, Veterans.
Supports approved departmental and multidisciplinary clinical research initiatives related to neurological, musculoskeletal and amputee populations in collaboration with the Research, Education & Practice Coordinator by generating questions, assisting in writing proposals, participating in data collection and interpretation, and identify implications of study findings for clinical practice within departmental resources. Identifies and partners with other rehab interdisciplinary clinicians to support research initiatives.
Maintains required patient health record reports, workload statistics and related documents.
Maintains knowledge of current best practice guidelines in Occupational Therapy by reviewing relevant professional literature/resources, consulting with other professionals, including the Occupational Therapy Site Leader and Research, Education and Practice Coordinator, and actively participating in relevant education programs. Liaises with other rehab interdisciplinary Educators on a regular basis to share best practice.
Monitors and controls levels of supplies and equipment and reports equipment malfunctions when necessary. Arranges for equipment maintenance as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Employees of Providence Health Care receive an excellent and comprehensive health benefit package, as per their collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment.
*Other benefit packages may apply if this is an affiliate posting.
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