Occupational Therapist - Rehabilitation Services

​Req ID: 165430
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Sacred Heart Community Health Centre  
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: UNIFOR
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 11-Jan-24

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 a 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.

Recruitment Incentives

Successful Candidates may be eligible for a $10,000 lump sum payment upon signing, subject to a two (2) year Return of Service agreement.  Eligibility criteria are determined by Incentive Policy.

About the Opportunity

The Occupational Therapist works under the supervision of the Manager.  The Occupational Therapist (OT) works in collaboration with the client, caregivers and family to facilitate, restore and/or maintain the patient/clients optimal level of function in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.  The OT provides consultation, assessment, treatment, evaluation and follow-up while working within the hospital, the client's home and/or their community.  The OT, in collaboration with the client, establishes individualized treatment plans and goals independently manage a busy caseload and use clinical judgement and decision-making skills to prioritize issues on a daily basis.  Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required.  The OT provides education and support to clients, families and caregivers.  The OT functions as both a member of an occupational therapy clinical team and a multidisciplinary hospital and/or community healthcare team.  The OT contributes to the clinical education of OT students and related health disciplines and for supervision of OT Assistants.

About You

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

•    Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
•    Licensure with the provincial regulatory body, the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia, is mandatory.
•    BLS-C
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to facilitate education programs and interact positively with patients/clients, families, other health care providers and staff
•    Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team, while effectively planning, organizing, and supervising
•    Ability to be flexible and adjust to the changing needs of the service and the program/facility
•    Must be able to work alone or with team members in all service settings
•   Bilingual in French and English preferred
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.



•    Permanent, Part-time (80%) position; 60 hours bi-weekly

Compensation and Incentives

$33.97 - $42.90 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. 




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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