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Occupational Therapist - SMHC

Requisition ID: 354989  

Position Number: 21002687

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Selkirk

Employer: Shared Health 

Site: Shared Health - Selkirk Mental Health Centre  

Department / Unit: Acute Program  

Job Stream: Clinical  

Union: MAHCP 

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 03/18/2024  - 09/06/2025

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 1.00  

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Work Arrangement: In Person  

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25

Annual Base Hours: 1885

Salary: $38.713, $40.144, $41.757, $43.369, $45.004


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Position Overview

As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team the Incumbent will provide quality Occupational Therapy Services for persons with mental health issues and/or an acquired brain injury. Service provision is recovery oriented, focusing on achieving recovery through partnerships with patients, families, and communities; and instill the core values of hope, respect and clinical excellence. Demonstrates a commitment to the vision, values, goals, and objectives of SMHC including a strong commitment to patient safety.


  • Recent and relevant clinical experience preferred.
  • Experience in the mental health or geriatrics field would be an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Entry-to-practice academic credential in Occupational Therapy from an accredited Canadian university program or the approved equivalent if internationally educated as determined by the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM).
  • Successful completion of relevant continuing professional education in designated clinical area preferred.


  • Registration is required with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) with the incumbent’s name entered in the practicing register or in the provisional register as an examination candidate.  Where the incumbent is provisionally registered as an examination candidate, to maintain employment with the Centre, he/she must pass the examination required by COTM during the next available exam offering to maintain employment with the Centre.
  • Membership in the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists (MSOT) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) preferred.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the Shared Health policy. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • A thorough knowledge of best practice standards in the application of occupational therapy theory models.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess, plan implement and evaluate patient-centered occupational therapy programs.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other disciplines.
  • Demonstrated professional judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to perform both independently and as a team member.
  • Knowledge of the physiological, social, cultural and economic aspects of patient care.
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments with a minimum of supervision.
  • Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practice in the academic and clinical fields of healthcare knowledge.
  • Computer literacy as appropriate to the setting.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Must demonstrate adequate strength, agility, motor coordination and dexterity for implementation of therapeutic techniques and manipulation of therapeutic activities as necessary.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.
  • May be required to occasionally work extended hours.
  • May be required to work a variety of shifts including weekends.


This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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