Supervisor, Occupational Therapy

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Closing date: May 4, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15348

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging  work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Supervisor Occupational Therapy .   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.


Job Information

The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy reports directly to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services and provides day to day clinical supervision to a combined staffing complement of 12 consisting of Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, a Clinical Program Assistant and a Recreation Therapist. The budget for the OT Department is approximately $1.4 million and the incumbent has a signing authority of up to $5000 per transaction for equipment and supplies.

The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy models and promotes clinical excellence by providing seasoned advice and recommendations to OTs and other healthcare professionals.

As a mentor, educator, researcher and consultant in OT practice, the incumbent helps guide OTs from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking in their day to day assessment and treatment approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided.

A highly skilled and experienced clinician, the incumbent must have fundamental knowledge in all areas of occupational therapy related to their service as opposed to a specialization in one area.

The OT Department has approximately 5,000 encounters a year (approximately 4 to 6 encounters per Therapist per day). Physicians, nurse practitioners, community nurses and midwives may refer patients to Occupational Therapy. Schools may refer directly for school- based services. The incumbent also manages a clinical caseload in the OT Department in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Rules of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the philosophy and objective of the Stanton Hospital and the NTHSSA. This includes the provision of diagnostic, intervention, treatment, preventative, educational, counseling and referral services for patients whose health and function is affected by developmental, cognitive, physical and mental health challenges. Based on operational requirements, he/she may also be required to provide coverage in other program areas of OT on a short-term basis and is expected to have entry-level knowledge of those services.

 Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, two years of experience as a supervisor in a health discipline, in addition to 5 years of clinical OT practice.

Within Stanton, Occupational Therapists must maintain active membership with an accredited Occupational Therapy provincial college or a practicing member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15348        

Closing Date: May 4, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445