Req ID: 164721
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Hospital
Department: MHA CZ Connections Dartmouth
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (85% 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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Recovery and Integration (R & I) is a portfolio of the Mental Health and Addictions Program. Connections Dartmouth is a community based program, within the Recovery and Integration portfolio. The delivery of services/supports is guided by recovery-oriented principles and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Connections offers an integrated network of opportunities for people living with mental illness and experiencing significant functional challenges to participate and receive needed support for successful community living. Connections offers a range of clinical and rehabilitative opportunities including, but not limited to, community outreach, housing, employment, education, treatment, wellness & health promotion, and family support & education. These opportunities are designed to connect and/ or reconnect people to their communities and enhance their sense of pride, independence, accomplishment and self-worth.
The Occupational Therapist works under the supervision of the Health Services Manager. The Occupational Therapist (OT) works in collaboration with the client, caregivers and family to facilitate, restore and/or maintain the patient/clients' optimal level of function in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. The OT provides consultation, assessment, treatment, evaluation and follow-up while working within the hospital, the client's home and/or their community. The OT, in collaboration with the client, establishes individualized treatment plans and goals independently manage a busy caseload and use clinical judgement and decision-making skills to prioritize issues on a daily basis. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required. The OT provides education and support to clients, families and caregivers. The OT functions as both a member of an occupational therapy clinical team and a multidisciplinary hospital and/or community healthcare team. The OT contributes to the clinical education of OT students and related health disciplines. The OT is responsible for adhering to Nova Scotia Health Authority policies and procedures and to the professional standards of our licensing body, the College of OT's of N.S.
- Graduate of a C.A.O.T recognized School of Occupational Therapy
- Must be licensed with College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)
- Two years relevant experience
- Maintain current certification in CPR
- BLS-C (HCP) Certification
- Knowledge and understanding of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
- Counselling skills required
- Demonstrated experience conducting both individual and group treatment
- Ability to reach a joint formulation with the client and family
- Familiarity with various psychotherapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution focused therapy, and/or motivational interviewing
- Ability to demonstrate effective time management and disciplined self-organization
- Awareness of local community resources and agencies would be an asset
- Self-directed in his/her practice with an ability to work independently and as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team while dealing with challenging clinical situations and crises
- Excellent communication skills
- Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) certification an asset
- Demonstrated experience in conducting functional assessments and writing reports
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information
Permanent Part Time (85%) position; 63.75 hours biweekly
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.