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Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist - Clinical Seating Services  

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00026  
Open Date 2/13/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Child Development Program-Seating 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE

Posting Close Date 05/03/2024 

Description

Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, and a top 40 Canadian research hospital. Serving over 8,500 families annually in both inpatient and outpatient programs and services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview’s vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. We are an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth. Learn more about the advantages of a career at Holland Bloorview here: https://hollandbloorview.ca/About-Us/working-with-us/advantages-career-holland-bloorview

The Position:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is seeking an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our Clinical Seating Service team. Holland Bloorview’s clinical seating service provides assessment and education to children who use specialized seating, positioning or mobility equipment. Therapists complete a comprehensive assessment and work with both inpatient and outpatient clients and their families to find the best solution for their needs. This role is primarily on-site at Holland Bloorview. 

This is a regular full-time role, and applicants with full-time availability (5 days/week) are preferred. Applicants with part-time availability (e.g. a minimum of 3 days/week) may also be considered. Please indicate your availability in your application.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follows occupational therapist’s/physiotherapist’s practice standards, policies, and procedures established by the respective Colleges and Holland Bloorview
  • Assesses for assistive technology to meet the seating, wheeled mobility and positioning needs of clients in collaboration with clients/families, therapists, and vendors
  • Collaborates with the client/family to identify goals, plan and implementation of strategies
  • Provides education, both formal and informal, to clients/families, colleagues, students and other professionals within the organization and community with regards to seating and mobility
  • Provides direct service, consultation, and education to client, family and community providers with the focus domains of practice relevant to occupational therapy/physiotherapy
  • Documents in accordance with professional standards and organization policies
  • Participates in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy and Program related research where applicable
  • Demonstrates accountability for own practice by adhering to established professional practice standards
  • Contributes to the development of professional practice through participation and leadership in unit, organizational and professional activities
  • Ensures practice issues are addressed using appropriate lines of communication within the organization
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy required; Masters degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy (or Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy plus other Masters) preferred
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario or the College of Physiotherapy Ontario required
  • Current ADP Registered Authorizer Number (mobility) required
  • Demonstrated knowledge in seating, mobility and positioning devices and funding resources is required
  • Experience working in healthcare field with children and/or youth with disabilities is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and in a solution focused manner with clients, families and members of the interprofessional care team
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with those involved with client/family
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and student education
  • Experience with being a positive change agent and quality improvement initiatives is an asset
  • Written and verbal English language communication skills required to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Proven ability to measure service effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrates ability to organize time and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates initiative and self-direction
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively and efficiently manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities
  • Proven ability to work with clients and families
  • Proven ability to be an effective member of an inter-professional team
  • Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists or Canadian Physiotherapy Association or Ontario Physiotherapy Association an asset
  • Status appointment in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy or Department of Physiotherapy at University of Toronto is an asset

 

 
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan: https://strategicplan.hollandbloorview.ca/

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbp-WhflXXo&feature=youtu.be

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting humanresources@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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