Occupational Therapy Program Leader

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Job Number:
J0624-0277
Job Title:
Occupational Therapy Program Leader
Job Category:
Operations Management
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Work Location:
The Stratford
Number of Positions:
1


Job Description

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If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional, and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™. 


Through a new, innovative partnership with Nova Scotia Health (NSH), we are opening the first transitional care center in our province, in West Bedford. Shannex is the operating partner for the transitional care centre on behalf of Nova Scotia Health. You will have an opportunity to work in a facility with a purpose and design dedicated to providing care to NSH patients in central zone, who no longer require hospital care, but need services before they can safely return to their home and community.

We are searching for a Occupational Therapy Program Leader  to join our Transitional Care Centre team based in West Bedford, Nova Scotia. 

The transitional care model supports NSH patients/families who require additional time, services, and support to transition back to home/community, by providing an alternate space with intentional programming, building design, and resource allocation to increase the probability of returning to their previous living situation.  

The Occupational Therapy Program Leader provides leadership in an interdisciplinary setting while providing direction in the maintenance of the patient-directed philosophy. The Occupational Therapy Program Leader coordinates the integrated operations of the facility and oversees the effective and efficient use of allied health resources to provide quality health care.? 
 
The Occupational Therapy Program Leader is integral in supporting the team, patients and families meet the goal of the patient returning to home/community by being engaged in interprofessional collaboration, offering evidence based clinical expertise, using effective communication strategies, shared decision-making, and mutual support.

The Occupational Therapy Program Leader supports a commitment to ongoing quality improvement, continuous exploration and implementation of new approaches, learning, teaching, and mentoring. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Participates in the selection, leadership and development of the team 
  • Provides guidance and leadership to ensure compliance to policies, procedures, and applicable legislation. 
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates the work of the team. 
  • Provides ongoing training and education. 
  • Ensure that all work performed is conducted in a safe manner in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety procedures.
  • Takes every reasonable precaution in all circumstances to ensure the health and safety of team members and all others in the workplace, including but not limited to, providing supervision, training, information, and equipment needed for employees to do their job safely. 
  • Develops strong relationships with patients, families, substitute decision makers, physicians, other care providers and the care team.  
  • Completes required documentation according to established standards 
  • Provides direct Nursing care to Patients

Requirements Include:


The selected candidate will have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, current registration with the provincial licensing body. You will be service minded, results oriented, and positive towards change and innovation. You will be a team player who works collaboratively to deliver results and also have the ability to work autonomously. In addition, the selected candidate will have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy 
  • Must have an active practicing license with provincial regulatory body and be a member in good standing 
  • Knowledge of the principals of supervision, organization and administration.
  • Knowledge of operational and personnel rules and regulations, collective agreements and regulations governing long term care.
  • Above average communication and documentation skills.
  • Proficient with computer programs
  • Knowledge of Program Standards, Standards of Practice and applicable legislation (i.e Protecting of Persons in Care Act, Adult Protection, Occupation Health etc.) 
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict, manage change, and navigate complex social situations  
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to evaluate employee job performance.
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Independent Judgment

Assets: 

  • Previous experience facilitating admission and discharge for vulnerable populations
  • Focus on facilitation of seamless transitions across health care settings, with a goal of home first
  • Experience navigating complex social situations, identifying resources and implementing care plans to give the patient/family every opportunity to be successful.

About Us
It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by patients and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, Care at Home team members and Transitional care who create an exceptional patient experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!


Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.