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Occupational Therapist - Toronto, Ontario


Position: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST                                 
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Allied Health, Occupational Therapy    
Salary:  $35.66 - $44.57 per hour
Hours:  37.5 hours per week   variable hours & shifts as required including weekends
Status:  Temporary Full Time--1 year

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General 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.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.



As an integral member of the Allied Health department, the Occupational Therapist: provides assessment and treatment of acute care in-patients at the Toronto Western Hospital; provides evidence-based and patient centred practice to patients seen; supports the development and implementation of best practice models of occupational therapy in the acute care setting at TWH; in cooperation with other members of the occupational therapy in-patient team, provides assessment and treatment for patients across the hospital as required, areas of coverage may include: emergency department,neurovascular, neurology, neurosurgery, general internal medicine, cardiology, orthopaedics, general surgery, geriatrics, ICU; works with multidisciplinary teams; participates in the clinical education of occupational therapy students; participate in Allied Health meetings and quality initiatives; performing other functions consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, or equivalent
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • Previous experience in an acute care hospital environment preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
  • Must be physically capable of performing the daily activities associated with patient care and occupational therapy treatment
  • Experience in assessment and treatment of general internal medicine patients, Ortho/Msk patients, and patients with Neurological deficits
  • Demonstrated appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ membership preferred
  • Computer literacy


POSTED DATE: July 9, 2020   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.
University Health Network 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 requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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