Occupational Therapist - Professional Practice Leader (PPL)
Saint Elizabeth Health Care - Richmond Hill, ON

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Saint Elizabeth is an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, known for its track record of social innovation, applied research and breakthrough clinical practices in home and community care. Our team of 6,500 nurses, rehab therapists, and personal support workers deliver more than five million health care visits annually.

Our Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the advancement of knowledge and charitable initiatives in home and community care.

Reporting to the Director Hospital Rehab Services, the Occupational Therapist - Professional Practice Leader (PPL) supports the vision, mission and values of SE and Mackenzie Health. The PPL position is both a practice and supervisory leadership position. The position demonstrates and provides leadership in hiring a strong clinical team and advancing care, knowledge, research and education in their specialized field of the profession. In addition it seeks opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. This role is also expected to provide therapy services to patients in Mackenzie Health.


  • Integral in the hiring process for all new therapists, including screening applications, interviewing, orientation and preceptorship
  • Conducts performance evaluations on therapy staff and addresses relevant performance issues through development of learning plans
  • Facilitate and coordinate process for staff scheduling, ensuring appropriate and sufficient weekday and weekend coverage
  • Communicates effectively and collaborates with the Director, Hospital Rehab Services to ensure optimal patient outcomes and achievement of organizational objectives
  • Attains knowledge of new clinical developments and best practices in the field and leads implementation of practice changes
  • Identifies need and facilitates the development and maintenance of policy, procedures and medical directives and integrated care pathways specific to the profession
  • Facilitate monthly practice meetings to address important practice and operational issues within the hospital
  • Attend Mackenzie Health monthly Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) and follow-up on practice related activities driven by the hospital
  • Act as a consultant to front-line professionals for practice and operational related issues
  • Ensure compliance with therapy standards of practice
  • Provide coaching and mentoring in practice related matters.
  • Cultivate the development of a collaborative research culture within and between disciplines.
  • Work with the Director to ensure compliance with internal and external performance indicators
  • Participate in risk management and quality monitoring processes.
  • Define, communicate and facilitate therapy staff and career development needs
  • Work with the student coordinators to ensure appropriate orientation, supervision and evaluation of rehabilitation therapy students.
  • Carry a caseload of clinical patients and all related patient care activities


  • A minimum of 5 years of inpatient hospital rehabilitation therapy experience (acute care considered an asset)
  • Experience in a leadership position is an asset
  • Current registration in good standing with the appropriate discipline College.
  • A strong clinical background.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to act as a collaborative team member.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills, with the ability to plan, organize and implement both proactively and responsively.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including facilitation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Teaching and preceptoring experience is preferred.
  • Appreciation and promotion of inter-professional contribution to client care.
  • Expertise in planning, leading, and evaluating practice changes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation, practice standards, and best practice guidelines.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Computer proficiency, preferably in MS office.

Interested candidates may forward cover letter with resume to: