Unionville Home Society is seeking a Clinician – Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist

ORGANIZATION

New Unionville Home Society (NUHS) is a not-for-profit charitable organization located in Unionville that has provided leadership in service to seniors since 1967.  New Unionville Home Society and its affiliate corporations operate a long-term care home, seniors’ rental housing, a community center, an adult day program, geriatric outreach services and a life-lease building. The campus of care is a vibrant environment and our vision is to develop a progressive community where older adults thrive; aging well and living better.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Manager, Adult Day Program & Geriatric Outreach Services, the clinician performs as a member of a specialized inter-professional Geriatric Outreach Team, using advanced practice skills to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment, consultation and education services.

This position is presently fully remote, but otherwise requires a combination of in-office and remote work

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provides telephone/virtual and/or in-home specialized geriatric assessment and follows up to referred clients living in the community
  • Maintains an awareness of community resources, and identifies gaps in community services.
  • Identifies and co-designs a plan of care for clients to improve their ability to manage well at home
  • Refers clients to other specialized services/linking with appropriate resources
  • Works in a manner to ensure safety to oneself, clients, colleagues and the work environment
  • Advocates for the client and families
  • Provides clinical support to Intake and Teletriage for referrals as required
  • Participates in Outreach Team conferences and business meetings
  • Due to the restrictions around COVID-19, assessments are conducted virtually via OTN/ telephone or in-home based on need

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Member in good standing with respective College
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, 2 of which must be in a geriatric related field
  • Community experience on in-home assessment, an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of and expertise in geriatric assessment
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills, with an ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to work effectively, both independently and within a group setting
  • Demonstrates ability to understand the needs of seniors with compassion and empathy
  • Computer proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Excellent writing skills and capacity/knowledge to learn and use virtual platforms like OTN
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding in working with seniors/individuals of different cultures and socioeconomic status
  • Valid driver’s license and availability of a car
  • Ability to adapt to new and uncertain environments within a home visit
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively in an inter-professional team environment, conveying a positive and professional attitude
  • Second language, an asset

 

Candidates should submit their resume to careers@uhs.on.ca. Only candidates that are to be interviewed will be contacted. UHS is committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  Please notify careers@uhs.on.ca should you require accommodation for disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

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