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Occupational Therapist - Acute Care Priority Coverage-OT - Temporary full-time  (222351)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 7/21/2022 4:03:31 PM

We currently have a Temporary full-time (until approx. Jan 2024) opportunity for an Occupational Therapist in the Acute care Priority Coverage-OT at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekday: Days, 8hrs; As per schedule,

Weekend: Weekend Team rotations

Sunnybrook has an exciting temporary full-time opportunity for an experienced occupational therapist to work as part of the Priority Coverage team. The Priority Coverage-OT (PC-OT) will see patients across clinical areas who are ready for discharge and transition, including from Integrated Community, Trauma, Neurosurgery, Oncology and Cardiology Programs. Patients referred to the PC-OT are identified by unit OTs when there are more patients ready for discharge and transition than the unit OT is able to see. This PC-OT role will be well-suited for an OT who enjoys variety in their work and a fast-paced environment, in order to address daily prioritization and re-prioritization of caseload and to efficiently and effectively provide discharge and transition plans. This full-time PC-OT would work with another PC-OT that holds a 0.5 FTE role.

Summary of Duties

  • Collaborate with patients and family to assess patient functioning to improve and optimize safety in occupational performance
  • As part of the interprofessional team, provide person-centred assessments and interventions, including recommendations for follow-up [i.e. home, rehabilitation, transitional care]
  • Actively participate in interprofessional team activities such as team meetings, clinical rounds, team huddles and quality improvement initiatives
  • 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 in support of the Sunnybrook’s full affiliation with the University of Toronto
  • Practice in accordance with regulatory body (COTO) standards for practice


  • Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario required
  • Membership and insurance with one of CAOT or OSOT required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience required, with inpatient experience preferred
  • Breath of experience with patient populations, including General Internal Medicine, surgical, multi-system/ neurological and orthopaedic trauma, oncology, cardiology and cardiovascular
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to work in team environments, across multiple interprofessional teams
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills to prioritize requests across 10 units
  • Ability to efficiently complete assessments of a patient’s occupational performance issues (ADLs and IADLS, cognition and perception, functional mobility, psychosocial and mental health, home safety, and need for equipment/aides to optimize independence) for the purpose of timely and effective discharge and transition planning
  • Strong cognitive assessment experience required, including screening for behavioural and/or emotional difficulties and providing patient education about recovery
  • Working knowledge of community-based programs and use referral systems such as RM&R
  • Hand therapy and splinting experience an asset
  • Computer literacy required
  • Commitment to Person-Centred Care and Best Practices
  • Ability to demonstrate reflective practice

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222351 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.