Occupational Therapist – Psychiatry (Full-time Permanent)

Posted on July 23, 2022. Primary Region: Kenora, ON

Competition Number


Job Type

Full-time Permanent


1.00 FTE






$38.7109 to $46.5943 per hour

As per CUPE LOCAL 3634 Collective Agreement

Closing Date

Friday, July 29, 2022


The Occupational Therapist will provide patient care through the assessment and treatment of inpatients with physical and cognitive impairments, utilizing a variety of skills and resources; including but not limited to mental health and addictions treatment modalities including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP)and Psycho-social rehabilitation. Splinting, wheelchair assessment and prescription, relevant outcome measures and tests plus self-care activities, are required skills, to increase patient functional capacity and independence.

The Occupational Therapist may also assess and treat LWDH Staff with cognitive, mental health, or physical concerns in the return-to-work program administrated by Occupational Health and Safety. The OT may be involved with tasks related to the Occupational Health and Safety program as required which includes but is not limited to: ergonomic evaluations, physical demands analyses, staff education, return to work counselling and support to staff wellness and JOHSC initiatives.


  • Must be a member in good standing with the College of OT of Ontario
  • Must be a graduate of a certified and accredited University, with a Bachelor or Masters degree in OT
  • Current Certification in BLS and demonstrated ongoing competence through annual re-certification
  • Previous experience in mental health and addictions preferred
  • Familiarity with the quality standards for treatment of mental health disorders an asset
  • Must demonstrate the ability to facilitate groups and program planning for an acute mental health unit
  • Possess an understanding and application of mental health treatments such as CBT
  • Previous experience in physical medicine preferred
  • Authorizer status for ADP mobility devices preferred
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and windows-based software programs/keyboarding skills
  • Familiarity with all Occupational Therapy equipment and supplies, and ability to coordinate management and maintenance of Occupational Therapy equipment and supplies
  • Independent clinical problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate a tactful, empathetic, and caring patient approach, and encourage independence
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload with demonstrated sound judgment, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform physical Medicine Occupational Therapy assessments and analyses, and to coordinate implementation of prioritized OT interventions utilizing available support staff and students
  • Physically capable of frequent bending, stretching, and lifting and of assisting heavy-needs patients with bed mobility, transfers, ambulation, and exercise program, must be able to stand and walk for extended periods
  • Demonstrated reliable attendance record

Please apply through the online application process via https://lwdh.talentpoolbuilder.com/

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. First consideration will be given to current internal employees of LWDH.

Qualified applicants may be considered for other comparable positions or within the same classification other than this posted position.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

LWDH is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and belongingness in our operations, throughout our workplace, and seeks to employ individuals who are committed to and value these principles.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this responsibility, LWDH will make appropriate accommodations, including alternative formats available. Please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation.

LWDH values the importance of creating a workplace that reflects the population it serves and promotes the representation of the Employment Equity groups as outlined by the Employment Equity Act (1993). Applicants are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861 ext. 2393


21 Sylvan Street
Kenora, ON

Job type: Full-time

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Lake of the Woods District Hospital