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Occupational Therapist & Program Leader, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition Departments, Job Opportunity

Part-Time Position

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, as a Program Leader, this role acts as a role model and coach to the occupational therapy and nutrition team through professional and clinical leadership, structured and supportive communication, and assistance with the achievement of Boomerang Health’s strategic goals. Furthermore, as an Occupational Therapist, this role is required to maintain an active caseload of patients. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded Occupational Therapist with a commitment to excellence, quality and patient care.

As a member of Boomerang Health’s leadership team, the Program Leader works collaboratively with the Managing Director to provide direction in the standards of clinical practice and acts as a leader in supporting the implementation of continuous process improvements. In addition, the Program Leader collaborates with the leadership team to: execute and maintain short and long-term plans which are in alignment with the clinic’s goals and strategies; and, ensure a consistent model of care and approaches to practice and processes in the clinic.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

 

Leadership

  • Works alongside the Managing Director on issues of high-level planning around processes, resources, and education and training
  • Collaborates with the leadership team in the implementation of initiatives/processes addressing patients’ needs to ensure high quality of service and improve the clinic’s performance
  • Leads the recruitment, assignment of duties, professional development, and performance management of the occupational therapy and nutrition team
  • Supervises and acts as resource for consultation/advice for professional staff
  • Actively manages client and clinician scheduling
  • Leads the development and documentation of clinical procedures and the maintenance of up-to-date protocols and quality assurance practices
  • Consults with Managing Director to discuss and explore new initiatives, programs, and improvements
  • Supports the Managing Director in relationship building with community partners when necessary
  • Develops and manages strong relationships across the paediatric network with a focus on healthcare providers
  • Actively seeks opportunities to be involved in family education initiatives
  • Other duties as required

Clinical Practice

  • Works alongside the Managing Director on issues of high-level planning around processes, resources, and education and training
  • Collaborates with the leadership team in the implementation of initiatives/processes addressing patients’ needs to ensure high quality of service and improve the clinic’s performance
  • Leads the recruitment, assignment of duties, professional development, and performance management of the occupational therapy and nutrition team
  • Supervises and acts as resource for consultation/advice for professional staff
  • Actively manages client and clinician scheduling
  • Leads the development and documentation of clinical procedures and the maintenance of up-to-date protocols and quality assurance practices
  • Consults with Managing Director to discuss and explore new initiatives, programs, and improvements
  • Supports the Managing Director in relationship building with community partners when necessary
  • Develops and manages strong relationships across the paediatric network with a focus on healthcare providers
  • Actively seeks opportunities to be involved in family education initiatives
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, with experience in paediatric assessment and treatment
  • Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • Leadership certification an asset

Experience/Skills

  • A minimum of three to five years of clinical experience
  • A minimum of two to three years of leadership/managing others experience
  • Strong proficiency in assessment and evidence-based occupational therapy interventions with children. Experience treating the following areas is an asset: feeding, fine motor, sensory processing, self-regulation, motor planning
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a interprofessional model
  • Ability to work with quality improvement methods including data collection and evaluation
  • A self-starter, with proven problem solving and critical thinking abilities, managing effectively in a dynamic, changing environment
  • Ability to mentor, coach and facilitate positive change and innovation
  • Organized and able to manage competing priorities and balance multiple, disparate tasks
  • Sets high professional standards, and a commitment to continuous education, professional development and learning with an interdisciplinary health team
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidenced-based methods and practices in health care delivery
  • Strong leadership, organization, evaluation, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer hardware and software, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Lara Pietrolungo, Managing Director, lara.pietrolungo@boomeranghealth.com.

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