Occupational Therapist - Rehabilitation Services

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 122799
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
 Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ Occupational Therapy YRH

Type of Employment: Temporary  Hourly FT long-assignment  (100%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: CUPE Healthcare
Posting Closing Date: 19-Jan-22

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.


The Occupational Therapist works under the supervision of the Manager of Rehabilitation Services.  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 manages a busy caseload and uses 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 an interprofessional hospital and/or community healthcare team.  The OT contributes to the clinical education of OT students and related health disciplines and to supervision of OT Assistants.  The OT is responsible for adhering to Nova Scotia Health Authority policies and procedures and to the professional standards of their licensing body, the Nova Scotia College of Occupational Therapists. The successful applicant may be required to provide services anywhere within the Rehabilitation Services portfolio.


* Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

* Licensure with the provincial regulatory body, the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia, is mandatory.

* 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

Additional qualifications

* Access to reliable transportation

* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

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.

Hours of Work

* Long assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning as soon as possible until July 2, 2022 

These are anticipated dates and subject to change

Salary Information

Occupational Therapist

$31.8524 - $40.2221/hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives  

​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - CUPE  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.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

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. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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