Occupational Therapist

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Reference Number 2022-058

Perley Health is a unique and innovative community that empowers Seniors and Veterans to live life to the fullest. Home to more than 600 Seniors and Veterans in long-term care and in independent apartments, Perley Health provides a growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services to residents, tenants and people from across the region.

One of the largest and most progressive long-term care homes in Ontario, Perley Health is also a centre for research, education, and clinical innovation. Our Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care conducts and shares the practical research needed to improve care. Future caregivers come here to study and to acquire hands-on skills and experience.

Perley Health’s values are brought to life each day by our over 800 employees. And more than 400 regular volunteers connect us closely with the community. Together, we improve the well-being of Canada’s aging population.

Our Support Services Department has the following opportunity:

Occupational Therapist

Full-time, Temporary

37.5 hours per week

The Occupational Therapist has the following key responsibilities:

  • Working with residents in the long-term care setting on a referral basis
  • Conducting the following assessments and best practice interventions for: wheelchairs (including ADP Applications), falls risk reduction, pressure redistribution, ADL and adapted equipment and seating and positioning needs.
  • Electronic documentation and record keeping according to COTO guidelines
  • Delegation of tasks to OTA’s as appropriate

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidates must be a member of College of Occupational Therapist of Ontario.
  • ADP authorizer preferred.
  • Ability to organize work and identify priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good written and verbal skills. Ability to work with interdisciplinary team.
  • Previous job-related experience working in long term care and with residents living with cognitive impairment.
  • Ability to work with the elderly in a resident centered care environment long term care.
  • Experience working with seniors is an asset.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, outlining your background and experience with each key responsibility to jobs@perleyhealth.ca no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 28th, 2022. 

We thank all candidates for applying; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

For candidates selected for consideration, Perley Health, upon request, will make reasonable accommodation for any disability-related needs with respect to the recruitment process and materials.

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