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Occupational Therapist - Schulich Heart Program – Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - Casual (213637)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 10/14/2021 10:43:57 AM

We currently have a Casual opportunity for an Occupational Therapist position in the Schulich Heart Program – Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU) department at our Bayview Campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days; 8hrs; As per schedule

Summary of Duties

  • Collaborate with patients and family to improve occupational performance
  • Facilitate safe and effective patient discharges, as part of interprofessional team
  • Act as an occupational therapy expert resource for staff, students, and other healthcare providers
  • Maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills through continuing education and professional development
  • Seek opportunities for involvement in practice-based research and engage in knowledge translation through evidence-based practice and implementing best practices
  • Participate in profession-specific and interprofessional activities that fulfil Sunnybrook’s full affiliation with the University of Toronto, in support of the Sunnybrook Occupational Therapy service and the University’s Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Practice in accordance with regulatory body (COTO) Standards of practiceQualifications/Skills


  • Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario required
  • Membership in CAOT or OSOT required
  • Discharge planning experience with people who present with complex health issues, including neurological presentation (cardiac arrest, post-operation delirium, cognitive deficits and mental health issues) required
  • Acute care experience required
  • Strong cognitive assessment experience required
  • Acute stroke experience preferred
  • Intensive Care Unit experience an asset
  • Experience with person-centred assessment and recommendations related to ADLs and IADLS, energy conservation, home safety, driving, medication regimen, and equipment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage responsive behaviors and wean observers
  • Superior ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment Strong ability to work in an interprofessional team environment to optimize the patient experience
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to clinical excellence and use of Best Practices
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively problem-solve based on assessment results
  • Demonstrated commitment to Person-Centred Care approach and principles
  • Ability to demonstrate reflective practice

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 213637 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, 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 ago. 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.