Occupational Therapist - Adult Mental Health

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102313
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jul 09, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


Who We Are

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support he wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time. 

Posting Period


Open:            July 8, 2024

Deadline:      July 21, 2024


Department Name


Occupational Therapist - Adult Mental Health

The Occupational Therapist in the Adult Mental Health and Addictions inpatient program will report to the Manager, Occupational Therapy and indirectly to the Manager of Inpatient Mental Health. The successful candidate will provide a range of services for the acute mental health client in an adult inpatient setting including assessment, group and individual intervention, discharge planning and case management.

Regular Full -Time

Rate of Pay: $42.55 per hour - $53.18 per hour

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, weekends may be required


  • Graduation from an accredited University Program with a Baccalaureate Degree or a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy 
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Current membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists preferred
  • Experience in the application of CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing preferred
  • Clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of adult acute mental health populations
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical interviewing and psychotherapy skills
  • Skilled at crisis intervention and assessment
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing treatment within a group modality
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing individual mental health treatment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative model
  • Demonstrated competencies in interpersonal relations, communication (verbal and written), problem-solving, initiative, sound judgment, innovative practice and ethical decision-making
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing evidence-based and relevant OT Intervention specific to the patient’s clinical need
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Splinting and positioning
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical teaching and ability to supervise/train students in occupational therapy
  • Demonstrated proficient level in computer literacy including Microsoft Office Suite and corporate productivity tools (i.e. Cerner, Onechart, Infomed)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an interdisciplinary team member
  • Demonstrated competence in organization skills and effective time management while maintaining flexibility and ability to adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Vision, Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated
  • For more information visit https://www.lhsc.on.ca/careers/health-review-requirements

If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or recruitment@lhsc.on.ca

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
Company Website: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Careers/LHSC/index.htm
Application URL: Click here to apply online