Are you an experienced occupational therapist looking for a different kind of practice environment? You are looking in the right place.
As a valued member of our Home and Community Care team, you will facilitate the journey through Ontario’s health care system by assessing referred patients, determining their health care needs and eligibility, and ensuring they receive the services and care they need, where and when they need them.
Whether you are working in our office, in a local hospital or in the community, you will have the opportunity to impact lives in your community, enjoy a balanced lifestyle, and be part of a great team that makes care happen.
What will you do?
- Responds to patient referrals from the Clinical Care Coordinator and follows Home and Community Care Support Services ESC procedures to properly administer eRehab services to patients in a Directing Therapist Role
- Seeks informed consent from patients before commencing assessment and treatment plan
- Assesses the factors influencing the patient’s ability to function in their environment, using a variety of standardized and non-standardized assessment tools, to determine patient treatment needs
- Determines patient centered therapy goals and provides treatment program to increase occupational performance, independence, and safety
- Utilizes Sensory Tech Platform (and/or other organizational platforms e.g. OTN) to provide clinical support to Rehab Assistants who work with the patient directly to implement treatment plan
- Teaches and assigns 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)
- Reassesses patient progress on an ongoing basis, and adjusts treatment program when needed, to ensure that therapeutic goals are achieved
- Manages service delivery in conjunction with the Most Responsible Physician, Clinical Care coordinator, patients, their family members/caregivers/substitute decision-makers (SDMs), and other service providers, via virtual models of care (e.g. video, telephone, secure messaging), in person visiting and written correspondence
- Discharges patients when appropriate and refers patients to other internal or external services if necessary
- Advocates for patients as warranted to identify lack of resources/services for patients and to participate in developing alternative resources within the community
- Uses sound professional judgment and acts in accordance with all ESC HCCSS policies and procedures and standards of practice set forth by COTO
- Maintains professional competence and knowledge of current practices by participating in professional development and ongoing research
- Participates in program development and quality improvement initiatives to improve patient care.
- Works remotely through Sensory Tech Platform for eRehab services and may require occasional travel throughout the ESC region as require for patient and community engagement.
- Contributes to a safe and healthy environment by following safe work procedures, reporting injuries, illnesses, and unsafe working conditions
- Documents and charts assessment findings, goals, treatment plans, and interventions on behalf of the patient in accordance with Home and Community Care Support Services ESC policies and procedures, Sensory Tech requirements, and as per guidelines established by COTO
- Protects patient’s privacy and confidentiality in accordance with legislation, Home and Community Care Support Services ESC policies, and standards established by COTO
- Maintains accurate statistics on direct and indirect patient care, submits records of weekly visits and mileage reports, and performs other administrative duties as required, in accordance with Home and Community Care Support Services Erie St. Clair policies and procedure
- Ability to utilize electronic databases, including electronic patient records, and documentation platforms
- Establishes and maintains effective relationships with multidisciplinary teams including internal colleagues, external service providers, primary health care professionals, and appropriate agencies to ensure eRehab services and resources are available when needed
- Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients, their family members/caregivers/SDMs, in order to build trust and effectively deliver eRehab services
- Represents Home and Community Care Support Services ESC in case reviews and committees, participates in rehabilitation meetings, and attends required workshops and conferences to contribute to program development and make recommendations regarding service delivery
- Participates in events to promote Home and Community Care Support Services ESC objectives, activities, programs, and services Ability to prioritize professional duties, manage multiple patients, and efficiently organize workload
What must you have?
- Graduate of an accredited degree program in Occupational Therapy (OT)
- At least two years of recent clinical work experience as a directing occupational therapist required and current registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
- In-depth knowledge of therapy services and other community resources in the ESC Region
- Good understanding of the roles of health care professionals for eRehab services
- Relevant physical therapy experience in a community/health care environment
- Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of occupational therapy tools, processes, equipment, and assistive technology
- Knowledge of funding agencies related to the/occupational therapy recommendations
- Knowledge of Quality Based Procedures/Best Practices as per RCA guidelines for Stoke
- In-depth understanding of Home and Community Care Support Services ESC business priorities, objectives, and requirements for patient services
- Practical knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. regarding the provision of health care services, privacy, health and safety, etc.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the standards of practice and professional guidelines set forth COTO
- Shares knowledge, requests information, and collaborates with other health care professionals to deliver effective and efficient patient services
- Working knowledge of computer software (email, internet) and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel)
What would give you an advantage?
- Ability to speak French or another second language
Who we are:
Home and Community Care Support Services Erie St. Clair is one of 14 Home and Community Care Support Services organizations in Ontario with a focused mandate to deliver local health care services such as home and community care and long-term care home placement. Home and Community Care Support Services Erie St Clair is dedicated to ensuring the ongoing delivery of local services while Ontario makes changes to improve the health care system to give patients better connected care with health care providers working as one coordinated team in Ontario Health Teams.
How do I apply?
Please visit www.HealthCareAtHome.ca to submit your cover letter and updated resume.
Please have your documentation submitted by 4:30pm, September 29, 2022.
Occupational Therapists, Erehab Program, staff members are ONA unionized positions.
Committed to Diversity and Inclusion
In line with our fundamental values of collaboration, respect, integrity and excellence, Home and Community Care Support Services is an inclusive employer which respects equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism. We are committed to attracting, engaging and developing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.
We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.
By submitting an application, applicants are consenting to the sharing of their personal information with individuals from Home and Community Care Support Services Erie St. Clair who are participating in the selection process.
Home and Community Care Support Services Erie St. Clair is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.
As a condition of employment and in compliance with the Home and Community Care Support Services mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff are required to provide proof of vaccination with the following exceptions, in which case there would be a requirement to undergo regular COVID-19 rapid antigen screening tests:
- If there is a valid medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, documentation must be provided by a Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner and include the effective time-period for the medical reason
- If there is valid human rights grounds (e.g. religious beliefs), evidence must be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and deemed satisfactory to Home and Community Care Support Services
We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.