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Occupational Therapist - Ambulatory Rehabilitation Hand Therapy Program - Prorated Temporary Full Time  (222490)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 7/29/2022 12:08:29 PM

We currently have a Prorated Temporary Full Time (0.8 FTE; until approx. April 2023) opportunity for an Occupational Therapist in the Ambulatory Rehabilitation – Hand Therapy Program at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days, 4hrs and 8hrs; As per schedule

Summary of Duties

  • We are currently seeking an occupational therapist with expertise in Hand Therapy who has strong clinical and splinting skills to provide services to patients.
  • You will be responsible for providing care to patients with acute musculoskeletal conditions, which may include tendon injuries/reconstructions, peripheral nerve injuries, and fractures.
  • Your role will include providing assessment and treatment with respect to hand and upper limb rehabilitation. This includes splint fabrication, providing treatment, exercise prescription and progression of exercises.
  • Our clinical practice is primarily OHIP-funded, with a smaller component of WSIB and HCAI clientele. We treat in a one-on-one model with quality of care and education in home exercises/self-treatment as a focus. You will work in partnership with the other therapists and the surgeons to ensure that our patients achieve their best possible outcome.
  • As part of our academic health sciences centre, you will participate in quality improvement initiatives and continuing professional development activities that foster ongoing learning, professionalism, inter-professional collaboration and best practices in occupational therapy/physiotherapy. You will act as a resource to occupational therapy students on an ongoing basis, in support of Sunnybrook’s full affiliation with the University of Toronto

Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s degree or regulatory body approved equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and practice in accordance with Standards for Practice.
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) designation.
  • Minimum five (5) years clinical experience working with upper extremity and hand injuries required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with upper extremity splinting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Person-Centred Care.
  • Superior ability to manage multiple tasks and problem-solve to determine priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent ability to work independently, and to collaborate as part of a team with other therapists and surgeons.
  • Well-developed communication skills, and strong ability to prepare cogent written reports in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong professionalism, demonstrated in team building skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Ability to demonstrate reflective practice.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222490 to:

Human Resources

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for the 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.