Occupational Therapist (Academic) - Queen's FHT (Belleville Site)

Organization Name
Queen's FHT (Belleville Site)
Occupational Therapist (Academic)
FTE Type

145 Station Street
Belleville ON K8N 2S9

Closing date

Within the Department of Family Medicine, the Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT), Belleville site is a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who provide primary health care services to the Belleville/Quinte community. As an academic teaching centre, the Department trains future family physicians and conducts research in issues of primary health care delivery. QFHT Belleville site is comprised of a number of medical practices and provides for a diverse, client centred work environment for all its employees. QFHT Belleville site provides primary health services to rostered patients while modeling safe, efficient and collaborative clinical processes to Family Medicine residents and other health professional learners. 

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Occupational Therapist (OT) will work as a member of an inter-professional team within an academic family health team. The OT will work to their full scope of practice and provide primary care assessment and intervention for clients of all ages. The OT will support care and the delivery of programs including mental health, falls prevention, memory clinic and individual assessment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

•    Conducts individual patient assessments to determine physical/occupational status, treatment, consultation and follow up services.
•    Identifies and addresses the needs of patients at risk for functional decline 
•    Provides education to patients and their families. Evaluates patient comprehension and compliance to a care plan. Involves patients in decisions about their own health and encourages them to take action.
•    Documents patient health history, assessments, interventions and plans including recommendations in the electronic medical record.
•    Acts as an advocate for patients and their families in matters affecting their well being and participation. 
•    Provides patient education through individual and/or group sessions.
•    Conducts home visits and community outreach visits when appropriate.
•    Collaborates with other health care providers in the planning, development and evaluation of programs and services, such as falls prevention, memory clinic.
•    Maintains confidentially in all aspects of patient, staff and organization information.
•    Collaborates with physicians, residents and allied health professionals. Contributes to the education of family medicine residents/learners regarding the role of the occupational therapist. 
•    Collaborate with inter-professional health care teams to provide a holistic assessment of a client’s needs 

Required Qualifications: 

•    MSc in Occupational Therapy from a recognized University.
•    Registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
•    A minimum of 3-5 years practice experience, preferably in a community and/or primary care setting.     
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
•    Teaching experience will be considered an asset.
•    Valid G driver’s license

How to Apply
Interested applicants that meet the required qualifications are encouraged to visit the Queen’s University Career page: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/careers and submit their application by Friday July 12, 2019.