Req ID: 165192
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Joseph Howe Centre
Department: CC Continuing Care Home First Program CZ
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 25-Sep-23
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.
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Under the direction of the Care Coordination Manager, Continuing Care, the Occupational Therapist provides consultation, assessment, treatment and follow-up of clients in the occupational performance areas of self-care, productivity and leisure for clients in the community throughout Central Zone of Nova Scotia Health. The objectives of treatment are to facilitate, restore and/or maintain clients' optimal level of function. The Occupational Therapist provides intervention to address clients' occupational performance components (physical, cognitive and/or affective). The Occupational Therapist provides education and support to clients, families and caregivers. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required. The Occupational Therapist is a member of the Community Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapy Team and liaises with Continuing Care, multidisciplinary hospital care teams and community agencies and service providers.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
Graduate of a C.A.O.T recognized School of Occupational Therapy
Licensed or eligible for licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)
Minimum 2 years' experience practicing as an Occupational Therapist required
Maintain current certification in CPR
Community experience is preferred
BLS-C (HCP) Certification
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle required for home/community visits
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.
Full Time, Long Assignment; 75 hours bi-weekly
Commencing January 14, 2024; Ending August 31, 2025
Dates are approximate and subject to change
Shifts may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays
$33.80 - $42.68 Hourly
Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.
Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.
Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.