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Occupational Therapist, Spinal Cord Rehab Program - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Occupational Therapist
Site:  Toronto Rehab, Lyndhurst Centre
Department: Spinal Cord Rehab Program, Unit 1B
Reports to:  Program Services Manager
Scale/Grade: D0:07
Salary:  $36.01 - $45.02 per hour
Hours: 37.5  hours per week  
Status: Temporally Full-time  9 months/possible extension


The Occupational Therapist (OT) prevents, alleviates or minimizes dysfunction, enabling clients to achieve their maximum level of functional independence and facilitating their integration into the home, community and workplace. As a member of Spinal Cord Rehab Program team, the OT participates as a member of the interprofessional team with the purpose of assessing client needs; provides therapeutic interventions with clients, their families and/or significant others; makes appropriate referrals; develops and maintains community resource networks; performs department responsibilities to contribute to the efficient and effective provision of service; participates in training and supervision of students; participates in quality management and research initiatives; participates in professional, program and hospital development, as appropriate; performs other duties consistent with the job classification, as required; complies with, and commits to, patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.


  • Completion of Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B Level or C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada
  • Experience in spinal cord rehab program required
  • ADP Authorizer preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to use theoretical and evidence-based concepts, and research findings in practice
  • Strong clinical skills related to patient goal setting and creative treatment interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and meet own learning needs in pursuit of ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated leadership in quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient care
  • Demonstrated competence with departmental and hospital safety, emergency and infection control procedures
  • Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and to function in an independent, self-directed manner
  • Excellent written, oral and nonverbal communication and interpersonal skill
  • Computer proficiency
  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.


POSTED DATE:  May 13, 2021         CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2021

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.
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