Occupational Therapist, Regional Pain Program
Island Health
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Nanaimo, BC, CA
6d ago

Job Description

  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

    Reporting to the Manager with professional and clinical support from the Manager, Pain Program, and working without general supervision within an inter-professional, chronic disease management framework, the Occupational Therapist-Pain Program, with the Pain Program inter-disciplinary team, assesses, plans, implements plans and evaluates plans for patients / clients with chronic pain.

    Responsible for planning and implementing patient education materials and sessions, referral to community resources, and setting up ongoing self-management and rehabilitation plans for patients / clients.


    Education, Training And Experience

    Graduate of a recognized Occupational Therapy Degree program from a recognized university.

    Two years recent, related experience in tertiary level care chronic pain management / rehabilitation or an combination of education, training and experience.

    Skills And Abilities

  • Prioritize, organize and problem-solve.
  • Observe and assess clients / patients
  • Excellent inter-professional team and group leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, tact and empathy.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Work with others collaboratively.
  • Foster good public relations.
  • Physically and emotionally able to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment, including computerized systems.
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