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Occupational Therapist - Toronto, Ontario


Position: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, In-patient                         
Scale/Grade: D007
Hours: 22.5 HOURS per week
Status: Permanent part-time

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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses  Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

As an integral member of the Allied Health Department, the Occupational Therapist will: provide quality occupational therapy services to in-patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre within the framework of patient centred care; communicate effectively with members of the interprofessional team; provide education to patients, their families, occupational therapy students and interdisciplinary team members; and participate in interdisciplinary rounds, meetings, committees and quality initiatives in the Department and relevant Programs/Services; and assist with coverage of other service areas where required. The candidate will perform all other duties as required.


• Completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (B.Sc. (OT)) or equivalent
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
• 1-2 years experience in an acute care hospital is preferred
• Experience with psychosocial and physical health and related assessment and intervention skills addressing   occupational performance
• Experience with splinting, neurological dysfunction, as well as seating and positioning is preferred
• Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
• Demonstrates strong and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills
• Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job
• Member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and/or Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) is preferred


POSTED DATE: June 6, 2019         CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position.  Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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