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Occupational Therapist - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Occupational Therapist
Department: Altum Health
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Reports to: Manager
Status: Temporary Full-time (18 months)

Altum Health is a department within the University Health Network with over 300 employees across several sites (Toronto, Cambridge, Barrie, Hamilton, Oakville, Ajax, Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton, Oshawa and Scarborough). We offer a full continuum of prevention, rehabilitation, and health care services to third party payors and individuals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), employers, and insurers.

At Altum Health, we believe in providing “The Right Care. Always.” by offering client-centered services that address the physical, psychosocial, and behavioral issues related to injury or illness. We actively participate in outcomes data collection, analysis and reporting, continuous quality improvement and the education and training of the next generation of health and service professionals. Altum Health services prevent and manage acute and chronic injury as well as co-morbid conditions and integrate clients back into the workplace and home life. Our services result in positive outcomes and value to our clients and customers.

We are currently seeking an experienced OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST with knowledge, skills and abilities in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, and upper extremity injuries (including shoulder). The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team primarily within our Upper Extremity, although they may be required to support other clinical work as necessary.

The successful candidate should have strong clinical skills, and experience in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions which may include post-surgical treatment involving tendons, nerves, reconstruction and fractures. Knowledge and experience with splinting and fabrication would be an asset.  Experience with work related injuries, chronic pain, activity based rehabilitation, work simulation, functional ability evaluations and return to work planning preferred. An approach including both physical and psychosocial interventions is essential.  The successful candidate must be able to work within a multidisciplinary team including other Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Psychologists as well as Physician consultants and be able to work in a fast paced clinic setting. Strong communication, teamwork and service excellence skills are important. We prefer candidates with at minimum two years of experience specific to this job.

• University Degree in respective profession as required by the respective college
• Certificate of Registration with respective College
• Two (2) years related experience in the treatment of clients/patients with work related injuries, MVA and/or experience in the third party health care system
• Hand, wrist, and upper extremity experience preferred
• FAE and Return to work planning skills preferred
• WorkWell certification preferred
• Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
• Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills
• Ability to provide group education sessions and lead small group learning
• Compliance with confidentiality requirements
• Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
• 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: February 22, 2023             CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Altum Health 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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