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Occupational Therapist, Older Adult

Posting Number 1205421

Are you someone who enjoys evaluating treatment plans? Do you want to work for one of British Columbia's top employers? Do you have the ability to provide comprehensive assessment for older adults whom are living with mental illness? If you have answered yes to these questions we want you to continue reading.

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC’s entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join Peace Arch Hospital located in White Rock, BC.

Build on your education and experience as you:

  • Collaborate with colleagues, client and caregivers to develop individual treatment goals, utilizing the self-management model of living with chronic illness; provides treatment and/or teaching to clients and caregivers in order to restore, develop or maintain functional status.
  • Participate in orientation and in-service training of staff, students, and volunteers on such topics as mechanical lifts, positioning and back care.
  • Provide geriatric clinical expertise, consultation and leadership in evidence-based practice to staff and patients by consulting with experts, collaborating with members of interdisciplinary teams, evaluating clinical practice and recommending changes to existing standards.
  • Provide verbal and written reports to the interdisciplinary team regarding progress towards care plan goals.
  • Identify and make recommendations to the team and family supports, regarding procedures, purchase, general maintenance and repair of equipment.

To join the organization we require you to have:

  • Graduation from an approved school of Occupational Therapy
  • Two (2) years recent related clinical experience working with older adult clients in mental health programs
  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC)

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

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