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The Post-Acute Rehabilitation Program (PARP) is the premier general rehabilitation program in Southern Alberta. It consists of 24 rehabilitation beds that are focused on intensive-inpatient rehabilitation. This unit primarily admits patients who have rehabilitation potential following a cerebral vascular accident, hip fractures, amputations and various neurological disorders. Occupational Therapists (OT) are part of the greater rehabilitation team that includes RNs, LPNs, HCAs, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Recreation Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Registered Dietitians, Pharmacists, Unit Clerks, Family Physicians and Physiatrists. In addition, the PARP department hosts 12 Community Support Beds (CSB) with their primary function for restorative care. The Occupational Therapist (OT) provides their expertise in a rehabilitation environment within the Post Acute Rehabilitation Program (intensive inpatient rehabilitation) and supports the Geriatric Community Rehabilitation Program (outpatient geriatric rehabilitation), as needed. Primary patient demographics include, but are not limited to, strokes, hip fractures, amputations and neurological disorders. The position involves consultation and collaboration with hospital staff and community agencies, and working closely with the interdisciplinary team, including supervising therapy assistants. In addition, the OT attends and contributes to the weekly rounds through written and/or verbal report. As an educator, the OT will seize opportunities for teaching moments with patients and their families as well as participate in the admission and discharge planning processes. This OT position will also be orientated to other departments in order to be able to provide relief, if required.


The Occupational Therapist I (OT) services are primarily clinical in nature and require expertise in the functional assessment and treatment, client centred case management and discharge planning. Areas of treatment include but are not limited to: orthopedics, acute, stroke, post-op hands, lower extremity clinic, splinting, mental health, cognitive assessments. The position also involves consultations and collaboration with hospital staff and community agencies, and working closely with an interdisciplinary team including supervision of therapist assistant staff in the delivery of hospital based rehabilitation.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist I
  • Department: Post Acute Rehab Program SMHCL
  • Primary Location: St. Michael's Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.75
  • Posting End Date: 14-FEB-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 23-JAN-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.25
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 16
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Graduate of an Occupational Therapy program or recognized equivalent required. Active registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) required. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (Level C) required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Must be able to concentrate over extended periods of time. Evidence of continuous learning. Is required to spend considerable time standing, walking and in close supportive contact with patients. Is required to bend, pull, lift, perform variable movements, change position (assume awkward positions), transfer and/or lift adults and transport equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working in a rehabilitation setting preferred. Ability to diplomatically address patient/family concerns

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