Occupational Therapist

Leading Primary Health Care in Guelph

The Guelph Family Health Team’s vision is Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Primary Care. Building on the medical home model, our interdisciplinary team improves the health of Guelph and area residents through patient-guided, quality focused primary healthcare based on best-practice evidence.

In collaboration with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, we aim to become a designated Best Practice Spotlight Organization.  We inspire in our staff a commitment to professional, comprehensive, and compassionate care so our patients can maximize their wellness potential and are looking for candidates committed to sustainable use of best practice evidence in their role.

Role:

The Guelph Family Health Team is looking for a part-time (0.2FTE) Occupational Therapist to join our Chronic Pain Management team.

Role Description:

Our Chronic Pain Management Program provides person-centered, innovative care for patients connected to our family health team. We have a supportive, collaborative team consisting of education and support from a Mental Health Counsellor, Occupational Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, Registered Nurse, Administrative Assistance and Resource Pharmacist. We work in a team-based environment and communicate directly with the primary health care providers through our electronic medical record.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assessment of physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning with environmental considerations
  • Educating clients on proposed neurobiological mechanisms as they influence pain and participating in daily life contexts
  • Value clarification about what is important to a person’s sense of who they are in their daily life. Educate and counsel clients to engage in positive activities to boost mood, promote function and independence, reduce anxiety, and live a life more like the person wants. This includes goal setting, planning, managing, and progressing overall activity levels in daily life
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and community service providers to promote comprehensive and coordinated care
  • Shares results of assessment and intervention with referring physicians and other team clinicians
  • Promotes awareness of the Family Health Team services and programs to patients and community residents alike
  • Participates in established performance evaluation process and professional development goals
  • Appointments are held virtually or in person at our clinic. Patients remain connected to the clinic until they can be supported by their primary care provider.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered and in good standing with College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Experience working with individuals with chronic pain considered an asset
  • Able to work independently but also thrives in a multi-disciplinary, team-based environment
  • Strong experience working with culturally diverse and marginalized populations
  • Able to build strong, professional relationships with patients, staff, and community members
  • Passionate about improving the lives of our patients and want to make a difference in our community
  • Highly organized and proficient with various database software
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Membership with The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists considered an asset

Guelph FHT is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcome all qualified applicants to apply to join our team. We accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process; please advise Human Resources in advance if an accommodation is required.

Interested applicants can send a copy of their cover letter and resume to humanresources@guelphfht.com. Only the successful applicants for an interview.

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