Occupational Therapist - Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Req ID: 181176
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech - Driver Evaluation Program

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 19-Jul-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.



About the Opportunity

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Occupational Therapist provides consultation, assessment, treatment and follow-up of referred clients of the Driver Evaluation Program of the Assistive Technology Department. This is a highly specialized clinical role helping patients and families understand a client’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.  Assessments include a clinical evaluation including a physical assessment, evaluation of visual and cognitive skills and assessment for specialized driving equipment as well as an on-road driving evaluation in a modified vehicle and trial of adaptive equipment, as appropriate.   The Occupational Therapist provides counselling, education and support to clients, families and caregivers. The Occupational Therapist collaborates with community stakeholders and advocates for clients’ needs.


About You

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


  • Graduate of a C.A.O.T recognized School of Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)
  • Minimum 2 years’ clinical practice
  • BCLS
  • completed the Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Examination (CDRS), preferred
  • Experience in driver evaluation is an asset
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Clinical experience working with older adults, preferred
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Commitment to confidentiality and protection of clients’ personal health information and an understanding of related policies and best practices.
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.


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



  • Long assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Approximately a 9-month assignment 


Compensation and Incentives

$33.97 - $42.89 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.

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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