Occupational Therapist 2 - Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC
Posted
1 month ago
Start Date
April 18, 2024
Duration
Compensation
CAD $42.56/Hr. - CAD $52.95/Hr.
Experience Level
Profession
Therapist
Specialties
Occupational Therapy
Employment Type
Full-time
SALARY

The salary range for this position is CAD $42.56/Hr. - CAD $52.95/Hr.

JOB SUMMARY

Come work as an Occupational Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available.

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Occupational Therapist to join the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team with Vancouver Community Mental Health Services. Apply today to join our team!

As an Occupational Therapist you will:
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team by working without general supervision and by providing occupational therapy services to designated clients who are seriously affected by substance use and mental health problems to enable them to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.
  • Travel to various work locations.
  • Perform assessments on client’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach.
  • Plan and implement outcome oriented services, evaluate the effectiveness of the services and act as a clinical resource for the team.
  • Prepare and maintain records.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary research.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective resource utilization and quality management, and contribute to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services.
  • As required, contribute to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services by participating in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

ACT teams bring health care and life-skills support to clients; all of whom would have difficulty arranging and keeping appointments with traditional office-based health care practitioners. ACT uses a trauma informed approach to promote recovery through community-based treatment and rehabilitation. The ACT team strives to reduce the number of contacts between police and their clients with severe and persistent mental health conditions and substance use concerns.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related clinical experience in a complex health care environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory and practice within a client/d family centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of the COTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area(s).
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy standardised tests and measures.
  • Knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
  • Ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
  • Ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
  • Ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
  • Demonstrated skill in occupational therapy techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software application.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
CLOSING STATEMENT

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Head Office 620 W 8th Ave Suite 200, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C8, Canada
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VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
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