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Professional Lead - Occupational Therapy - Repost

Requisition ID: 284041 

Position Number: 20044795

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Corporate

Work Location: 650 Main Street

Department / Unit: Collaborative Practice 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 0.50 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


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Position Overview

Profession Leads are accountable for the overall delivery across multiple sites and service providers of collaborative practice that are consistent with the mission, vision and strategic direction and fostering interdisciplinary approaches to patient/resident/ client care.


The position promotes a safe environment for patients, residents, clients, families, visitors and staff. The Profession Lead, works collaboratively with others involved in the development and delivery of clinical and staff initiatives, standards and education within the WRHA. The Profession Lead is responsible to provide insight, guidance and support for overall education including orientation, professional education and staff development.


The position works closely with health leaders across the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) other profession leads, Clinical Change Leads and Care Coordination for planning initiatives and education programs. The Profession Lead would assume the role of representing their discipline (Occupational Therapy) at various provincial tables as new strategic initiatives are being discussed and developed. The Profession Lead will work with Clinical Change leads on the planning and /or implement regional initiatives as appropriate.


Centralized and service operations-based staff will be key partners, and the development of positive collaborative working relationships is a key facilitator to accomplishing the work required.



Under the general supervision of Collaborative Practice Director, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating community and continuing care or acute care policies, professional standards and education activities in collaboration with Shared Health as well as SDO colleagues. The Profession Lead is responsible for the development of a plan including orientation and ongoing clinical/staff education in consideration of all service areas in community and continuing care and these sectors’ needs. The incumbent will work closely with Shared Health, their WRHA regional colleagues as it pertains to initiatives broader than the continuing care and community or acute care sectors, and with their counter-part in Family Services (FS) to ensure integration and collaboration of initiatives.


  • Must have a minimum of three years recent related experience in the areas of clinical education, staff development and/or management development.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in healthcare clinical service delivery required.
  • Management experience in the Community, Continuing Care or Acute Care sectors is an asset.
  • Skilled in leadership competencies.
  • Experience with project management and change management preferred.
  • Experience working with multiple disciplines and across health and social systems is an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Master's degree in a health-related discipline, preferred.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate degrees must be in a relevant field.
  • Formal preparation in adult education.


  • Eligible for registration with the appropriate undergraduate/graduate licensing body.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to work in a complex environment that includes working with and across various programs and sectors.
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff and management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a community engagement approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult learning and teaching strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to function creatively and independently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support system changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with diverse colleagues to achieve outcomes.


Salary is commensurate with education and qualifications.


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 across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


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


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