An exciting update from Dalhousie University regarding Occupational Therapy Student fieldwork placements! Please see the below message from Fieldwork Coordinator, Jonathan Harris. What a fantastic year of fieldwork we’ve had! Thanks to an incredible response from our practice community, we have met the recruitment target for our first (January) placement block ahead of schedule! We truly appreciate your dedication to our learners and our profession. Many thanks to our therapists, provincial fieldwork coordinators, and practice leads. Thanks also to our provincial societies (NSSOT, NLAOT, PEIOTS, NBAOT) for sharing our placement recruitment messaging! Please note that we are still recruiting for
By Genea Teskey|2023-11-23T21:48:30-04:00November 23rd, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on Fieldwork Update from Dalhousie University
Reminder: Survey open until the end of December 2023! We are a small OT initiative setting out to create a dataset that describes the workload/caseload for occupational therapists across services for mental health and addictions. The specific demands of occupational therapy in mental health can depend so much on the practice context it would be helpful to have access to a broad range of information to highlight similarities and differences between services. We would greatly appreciate your help by completing the accompanying survey. The survey should take less than 30 minutes to complete. We know this is a significant
By Genea Teskey|2023-11-19T16:02:39-04:00November 19th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on MHAP Occupational Therapist Workload/Caseload Survey
Union Feedback NSSOT has been in contact with the relevant unions (NSGEU, CUPE, UNIFOR) involved with the Healthcare Collective Bargaining. The unions have highlighted to us that job re-classifications are not completed as part of bargaining, and filing the job reclassification document is the only way to navigate this issue. They did highlight to ensure that all OTs do fill out their bargaining surveys when the time comes, to address the other issues we have identified. It was also identified that unless NSH changes the OT job description, a re-classification is unlikely. NSH Feedback Joslin (President of NSSOT) and
By Genea Teskey|2023-09-24T16:53:45-04:00September 24th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on NSSOT Pay Equity Update
The first OT Atlantic Conference in 10 years will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Halifax, NS October 13th - 15th 2023. We will open the conference on Friday evening with a Keynote Address by Occupational Therapist Dorothy Edem and the College Regulators from the Atlantic Region. On Saturday, join us for a full day of knowledge sharing on various topics important to your practice, including presentations and workshops provided by Occupational Therapists who work in the areas of mental health, physical rehabilitation, education, wheeled mobility, diversity/inclusion and so much more. On Sunday, we will close the
By Admin|2023-08-18T10:55:10-04:00August 12th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on OT Atlantic Conference, making a come back!