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Occupational Therapist (RPT 0.7)

Victorian Order of Nurses

This is a Full-time position in London, ON posted April 29, 2021.

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.7 FTE)
Program Name: CC2H
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 52.5
Work Schedule: Days, Weekends
On Call: No

Job Summary:

The CC2H/CDM Therapist in eHomecare is responsible to provide therapy services to individuals in the community within the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards, and quality and risk management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assesses and reviews patient’s outcomes, evaluate patient progress, re-evaluate patient goals and provides the appropriate care and/or direction of client care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills and attitudes as outlined in the Therapy Standards and guidelines for an evidence-based practice, in order to assess, plan, evaluate progress (for potential discharge) and document patient plan of care within a patient centered approach to therapy goals.
  • Collaborates with Health Care Technician (HCT)  to obtain patient information about their health, associated history, previous health interventions and outcomes as appropriate.
  • Collects assessment information relevant to client’s needs and therapy practice.
  • Analyzes assessment findings to establish a therapy diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Develops and recommends a plan of care with the patient/family and health care team, provides direction of plan of care to the HCT as appropriate.
  • Monitors patient outcomes and progression towards therapy goals.
  • Modifies the patient’s care plan as required based on patient outcomes. Any changes to the care plan must be developed and modified by the therapist for safety and liability.
  • Documents patient outcomes and current care plan in the electronic patient chart for the interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicates with interdisciplinary team as required regarding patient outcomes and status changes (e.g. most responsible physician).
  • Provides ongoing direction to the HCT through the use of a mobile device as required (i.e. phone, tablet, OTN)
  • Completes expectations related to logging in/out of the innovative integrated technologies for directing the HCT during tethered care.
  • Utilizes verbal and non-verbal communication skills effectively with the patient/family as required.
  • Demonstrates professional code of conduct / communication with all members of the health team as per VON guidelines and policy.

External and Internal Relationships:

  • Works collaboratively with the VON eHomecare regional and interdisciplinary team regarding patient outcomes and status changes.
  • Works collaboratively with the LHIN and hospital partners to ensure a safe transition to community and patient goals are met.

Education, Designations and Experience:

  • Masters in applicable Therapy stream (Occupational/Physiotherapy/Speech-Language Pathology).
  • Valid registration with the associated college of Therapy.
  • Member with the respective Therapist association is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a health care environment preferred (i.e. long term care, acute medicine, rehab unit, rehab clinic or community visiting program).
  • Recent demonstrated knowledge and experience in stroke best practices and musculoskeletal (i.e. arthroplasty) best practices is preferred.
  • Knowledge of chronic disease management and strategies to support patients living in community.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of community resources preferred.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of standards for the supervision of support personnel (Therapy Assistant) in their practice.

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to utilize computer software program(s) on a hand held device (i.e. phone or tablet).
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of technology for documentation of patient outcomes.
  • Ability to supervise and monitor the practice of Therapy Assistants according to the standards of their registered governing association.
  • Ability to communicate well, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work interdependently and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments.
  • Ability to respond to changes in patient caseloads and care needs.

Other:

  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Willingness to travel regularly during the day as well to support sites and attend meetings.
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required.
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further details.