Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Unit - Mental Health & Addiction

​Req ID: 156949
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital  
Department: MHA EZ Inpatient Services RT SMR
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 3-Oct-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Mental Health & Addictions, the incumbent will work with inpatient units to provide Occupational Therapy services as part of a multidisciplinary treatment plan and consistent with the principles of recovery.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited University
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
  • Registered member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia
  • Experience in developing and providing group and individual psychoeducation
  • Demonstrated skills in completing functional assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to build client capacity to promote occupational performance 
  • Evidence of ability to work independently, with a multidisciplinary team as well as with both hospital and community based services/agencies.
  • Demonstrated use of innovative problem solving and application of evidence based practice to patient services.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent Full Time position; 75 hours biweekly

Compensation and Incentives

$33.79 - $42.68 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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