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Occupational Therapist - Tory Trauma Program (Primarily CrCU) - Regular Part-time  (222647)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 8/2/2022 2:51:23 PM

We currently have a Regular Part-Time (0.5 FTE) opportunity for an Occupational Therapist in the Tory Trauma Program (Primarily CrCU) department at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work: Weekdays & 1 in 6 Weekends: Days; 8 hrs; As per schedule

Statutory Holidays Required

Summary of Duties:

This Tory Trauma Program ICU OT role will work flexibly across the Trauma Program ICUs to address patients’ presenting issues with cognitive needs, behavioural needs, and functional needs related to repatriation or transfer to wards.

  • Collaborate with the interprofessional ICU team to provide person-centred assessments and interventions for medically fragile patients, including recommendations for preventing/ reducing Observer use, reduced restraint use, optimizing functional gains
  • Actively participate in inter-professional 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 Occupational Therapy service and the Tory Trauma Program
  • Participate in the supervision and education of occupational therapy students on an ongoing basis, and in support of 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 in acute care, with preference for ICU experience
  • Experience working with patients who present with complex health issues, including multi-system traumas, neurological and orthopaedic traumas, and general surgery, required
  • Strong early cognitive assessment experience, including behavioural management
  • Demonstrated ability to prevent and/or wean use of continuous observation required
  • Experience with ABI, including mTBI/concussion screening, and ability to provide intensive family education for complex ABI patients preferred
  • Ability to recommend assistive devices and call bell access for functional use of upper extremities in patients with quadraparesis and spinal cord injuries
  • Hand therapy and custom thermoplastic splinting experience preferred
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy required
  • Commitment to clinical excellence and use of Best Practices
  • 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 222647 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.