The required tasks for this occupational group, include the following
Provide OT consultation services and advice on a wide variety of issues related to the treatment of adults and older adult clients.
This includes, but is not limited to, the provision of professional advice and recommendations on client cases presented at Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings and case conferences.
Use the customer’s computer and software for client documentation in a Windows environment, including word processing, electronic mail and Internet.
Use the customer’s software systems to request OT assessments and reports from external occupational therapy providers;
to review and finalize these reports and to follow-up with the respective members of the IDT or others on services for the client;
and, to monitor, report on, and follow-up on the Due Dates of forms assigned to external providers.
Request, review and précis occupational therapy and related health professional reports from other community agencies and services.
Follow-up with other service providers and vendors regarding quality and status of work.
Provide training in the use of the customer’s software systems to new OTs and others in the same or other Field Offices;
and, provide training in its use to external OTs and other providers completing assessments and reports on behalf of the customer.
Participate in IDT meetings and case conferences on client or health-related issues. Make any follow-up calls and inquiries from an occupational therapy perspective related to clients discussed at Interdisciplinary Team meetings or during case conferences / consultations with staff.
Liaise with health care professionals and agencies in the community, in clinics and in long-term care facilities in relation to specific client cases.
Make recommendations and give professional approval or decline of various benefits or services for clients, in accordance with customer policy, including determining the assessment instruments to be used, the related amount of time required, and advising the external providers, via use of the customer’s and its partners’ software solutions, advise other staff who initiate expenditures of the professional recommendations and / or approval..
Develop and deliver information sessions and training to staff, clients and others on health related topics.
Facilitate access to treatment and benefits for clients.
Complete occupational therapy assessments and reports on clients in their homes, or, in the facilities in which the clients reside
Prepare reports on the functional status and treatment requirements of the clients using departmental systems.
Other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group.
Field Occupational Therapy Services Officers must, as a minimum, possess
A Baccalaureate Degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized university ( If the degree is from outside Canada, the contractor must provide the Canadian equivalency of the degree evaluated by a recognized third party.);
A current licence to practice from a provincial or territorial College of Occupational Therapy in the province of practice.
A valid driver’s license in the province where the work is to be performed.
The Field Occupational Therapy Services Officer shall possess, as a minimum
24 months equivalence of full time experience as an occupational therapist (OT) within the last five (5) years providing occupational therapy treatment or services to adults;
or, supervising or teaching the practice of occupational therapy treatment of adults.
A minimum of one year full-time equivalent experience, within the last five years, inproviding occupational therapy treatment / services to clients enrolled in a formal psychiatric / mental health program.