Occupational Therapist – Occupational Therapy – Surgery

By | October 12, 2017

Position #20028886



  • Entry-to-practice academic credential in Occupational Therapy from an accredited Canadian university program or the approved equivalent, if internationally educated, as determined by the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM). 
  • Registration is required with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) with the incumbent’s name entered in the practicing register or in the provisional register as an examination candidate.  Where the incumbent is provisionally registered as an examination candidate, to maintain employment with the Centre, he/she must pass the examination required by COTM during the next available exam offering.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the WRHA Policy.
  • Membership in the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists (MSOT) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) preferred.
  • Successful completion of relevant continuing professional education in designated clinical area preferred.
  • Recent and relevant clinical experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships. 
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other disciplines. 
  • Demonstrated professional judgment and initiative. 
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution and decision-making skills. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Ability to perform both independently and as a team member.
  • Knowledge of the physiological, social, cultural and economic aspects of patient care. 
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments with a minimum of supervision. 
  • Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practice in the academic and clinical fields of health care knowledge. 
  • Computer literacy as appropriate to the setting.
  • Preference will be given to candidates competent in an Aboriginal language and/or knowledgeable in Aboriginal customs, beliefs, and practices.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), an Adult Abuse Registry Check, and a Child Abuse Registry Check.  The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Duties:  The Occupational Therapist collaborates with clients through assessment, interventions, follow-up, planning and designing of services to meet occupational performance goals, support healthy lifestyles, prevent illness and disability and promote health.  Quality client care is supported through continuing professional development, research, quality improvement and promotion of occupational therapy.



Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be in good physical and mental health.  Must demonstrate adequate strength, agility, motor coordination and dexterity for implementation of therapeutic techniques and manipulation of therapeutic activities as necessary.  May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.  May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/ visitors/ staff.  May be required to occasionally work extended hours.  May be required to work a variety of shifts including weekends.


Salary: Effective April 1, 20167- $ 34.448, $ 35.480, $ 36.546, $ 37.642, $ 38.769, $ 39.931   MAHCP



Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more EFT positions greater than 1.0 combined across the WRHA legal entity (Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA Corporate Programs, WRHA Community Health Services). Consider this prior to applying for positions, as Employees in this situation cannot be awarded an additional position that will put them over full-time (1.0 EFT).


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