Humber River Hospital

Occupational Therapist (HEART)

Posting Date 4 months ago(1/30/2023 11:01 AM)
Seniors' Care
Assess and Restore Program
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Join our team of Allied Health professionals and improve patient outcomes here at Humber River Hospital. 


At Humber River Hospital the Allied Health team plays a pivotal role delivering diagnostic, technical, supportive and therapeutic patient care.


Occupational Therapists are valued members of our Allied Services. Our Occupational Therapists provide evaluation, treatment, and education to assist patients in doing things with the abilities they have, and help to facilitate their activities of daily living, including the physical and cognitive aspects of their recovery.


Are you a compassionate Occupational Therapist who is focused on positively impacting patients’ quality of life? If yes, we invite you to read the details below then apply.



Reporting Relationship: Manager, Integrated Transitions in Care 


Hiring Salary Range: $38.17-47.39 per hour


Location: Wilson Site


Availability:  Available to work rotating shifts (Monday to Friday, Weekends & Statutory Holidays) and evenings  (subject to change)

Employee Group: OPSEU 590


Position Responsibilities:

  • Providing appropriate assessment and treatment of referred frail senior patients through the new Assess and Restore Program (HEART)
  • Providing comprehensive screening and consultation of referred frail senior population through the Emergency Department
  • Provides health education for patients and families regarding chronic disease management, diagnostic tests and prescribed treatments
  • Integrates best practice guidelines and evidence-based research into clinical practice related to Seniors Care
  • Maintains abreast of new developments in geriatric syndrome managements and Seniors Care with integration of related evidence-based advancements into clinical practice
  • Liaises with the patient’s primary care practitioner and community agencies as required throughout the care process
  • Prioritizing patient caseload to meet the needs of referred patients
  • Recording timely workload measurement data
  • Recording client assessment, progress and discharge status
  • Provide consultation to other disciplines in the area of physical medicine for Seniors Care
  • Utilizes Resource Matching and Referrals (RM&R) and other referral sources to ensure patients are linked to appropriate resources
  • Works as a member of the health care team in collaboration with the ED and Inpatient Programs
  • Develops linkages with external partners as appropriate to ensure continuity of care
  • Flexibility in caseload and program assignment
  • Able to manage patient caseload in a busy acute care setting
  • Clinical supervision of Rehabilitation Assistants according to the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario’s support personnel standards
  • Clinical supervisor of students, including Occupational Therapist and/or OTA/PTA students
  • Travel and cross coverage to both the Wilson and Finch locations may be required.
  • Access to a vehicle for cross site coverage will be an asset
  • Position will require scheduled weekend work, evenings, and statutory holiday coverage




  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario required
  • Membership in CAOT preferred
  • 5-7 years previous Occupational Therapy experience is preferred. Experience working with the acute care setting and the frail elderly population required
  • Community experience and knowledge of community resources is required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of tasks and work efficiently
  • Demonstrated excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a valuable part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, creativity and resourcefulness
  • Able to work independently
  • A positive attendance and discipline record
  • Availability to work during both the week, weekend, and evenings required
  • Access to a vehicle and ability to travel from site to site is an asset

Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.


We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This position will be filled in accordance with the OPSEU 590 collective agreement.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.


Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.


Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.



Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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