Southlake is building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. We deliver a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Our advanced regional programs include Cancer Care and Cardiac Care and serve a broader population across the northern GTA and into Simcoe-Muskoka.
Our team of nearly 6,000 staff, physicians, volunteers, students and Patient and Family Advisors are committed to creating an environment where the best experiences happen. As a recognition of our commitment to quality and patient safety, we have received the highest distinction of Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.
As a result of temporary funding, Southlake is recruiting for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to support the Aging Well Clinic. The Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist is an integral member of the clinical care team, providing comprehensive assessment, consultation, counselling and short-term management for complex seniors in an interprofessional setting (in-clinic and outreach). The Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist will liaise directly with the clinic’s Geriatricians and/or Nurse Practitioners, while developing and maintaining partnerships with our community providers
Skills & Abilities
- Excellence in interpersonal, communication, and team building skills that facilitate positive interaction among all members of the Aging Well Clinic, internal and external partners
- Advanced assessment and management skills, including physical and cognitive domains
- Working knowledge of geriatric syndromes, geriatric psychiatry, community resources, crisis work
- Working knowledge of the Regulated Health Professions Act, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, and Substitute Decisions Act
- Commitment to the delivery of evidence-based, patient and family inspired care
- Excellence in verbal and written communication
- Superior problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills
- Commitment to clinical innovation and lifelong learning
- Ability to work effectively alone and within an interprofessional team
- Commitment to uphold the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Commitment to behaviour that aligns with the values of Southlake Regional Health Centre
- Registered in good standing with the respective College/Regulatory Body (College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario or College of Physiotherapists of Ontario)
- Masters of Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy or equivalent from a recognized university
- Minimum 3 years of experience working with the geriatric population
- BCLS required, or willing to obtain
- MoCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment) certification required, or willing to obtain within three (3) months of hire
- Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and a clean driving abstract
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department. Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source directly to the Occupational Health and Safety department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement to the recruitment team. A recruitment representative may follow up with you for further information if necessary.
At Southlake, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities. Southlake is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
It is the responsibility of all Southlake employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.