Occupational Therapist (Ambulatory ACU)

Competition #


Job Title

Occupational Therapist (Ambulatory ACU) 


Pediatric Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) 



Work Type



AIIO personnel paramédical 

Shift Assignment

As assigned 

Bilingualism Required


Police Check Requirement

Vérification de l’aptitude à travailler auprès de personnes vulnérables 


RLHC-ONA Paramedical 

Salary Information

$34.77 to $48.20 /hr

Application Closing Date

posted until filled


Occupational Therapist

Join Northeastern Ontario’s Health Care Leaders!

Requisition #: 3312

Status: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Sudbury, Ontario


A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury Ontario: Canada’s happiest city! Surrounded by provincial parks and over 200 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over 160,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Just a one hour flight or four-hour drive of Toronto; here, you will experience the balance of a challenging clinical career and a comfortable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.


Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking an innovative candidate for the position of Occupational Therapist to work in our Pediatric Ambulatory Care Unit. The successful incumbent will have the opportunity to provide clinical expertise in the assessments and diagnostics of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


The successful candidate would have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university as well as a current certificate of registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. In addition, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) certification from an accredited program is require. Candidates with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing ADOS testing and experience working with pediatric Autism patients are preferred.


If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to view the full job description on the HSN Careers Website.


We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.




The incentive grant program offers taxable incentive grants of up to $5,000 per eligible year, to a maximum of $15,000 paid over a three-year period to audiologists, chiropodists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech language pathologists who establish their practice in Northern Ontario and accept full-time positions which are fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and which are approved by the Northern Health Programs (NHP). In order to be eligible for this incentive grant, the NHP must approve the application before the applicant establishes his/her practice.   More information regarding this grant can be found here:



Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to requisition 3312 by May 24, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. on the HSN Careers Website at https://careers.hsnsudbury.ca/.




To provide clinical expertise in the assessments and diagnostics of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).



Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager, Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, VOICES for Women and Pediatric Ambulatory Care Unit.



  1. Perform clinical screening evaluations and diagnostic assessments within the scope for Autism.
  2. Provide appropriate referral and treatment recommendations for Autism.
  3. Review the literature, scientific studies, and stay current with any changes or developments in the fields of Autism.
  4. Prepare summary reports based on completed assessment and create patient care plan for patients diagnosed with Autism.
  5. Educate community stakeholders on impacts of Autism on children and their families.
  6. Participate in process improvement work related to Autism.
  7. Work collaboratively with all team members to determine, implement, and evaluate treatment plans.
  8. Maintain up-to-date charting/records in compliance with HSN policies and procedures.
  9. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  10. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  11. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
  12. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required. 
  13. Perform other duties as required.




  1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university.
  2. Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  3. Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) certification from an accredited program is required.
  4. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.



  1. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing ADOS testing.
  2. Experience working with pediatric Autism patients is preferred.
  3. Experience using screening tests for Autism (e.g MCHAT R/F., SCQ and Rita-T) is required.



  1. Demonstated ability to perform form assessments for Autism using ADOS standardized testing.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge in screening for affect regulation problems.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to navigate schedulling system that uses OCEANS.
  4. Demonstated ability to support clients with relevant government disability applications.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in general health care and community resources.
  6. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  7. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  8. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  9. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  10. Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize as required.
  11. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
  12. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.



  1. Successful Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
  2. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and patients.
  3. Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  5. Demonstrated ability to perform with minimal supervision; to prioritize duties.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours as required.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  8. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  9. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  10. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  11. Ability to travel between local sites.


Selection Process:  Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.