Please consider taking some time to provide feedback about your participation with the NSSOT! Information gathered from this survey will be used to inform our work as a society and better serve our membership. If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Michaela Murphy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The survey will remain open until April 25th, 2024. Survey link: https://forms.gle/hnonEsCo4ViRLLzu5
By Genea Teskey|2024-02-08T21:22:09-04:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: General|Comments Off on Membership Survey is open!
The Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists has partnered with a number of allied health professional associations to form the Allied Health Coalition. Our first action has been to develop the Collaborative Care Professional Development Series. This interdisciplinary professional development series seeks to raise awareness of the importance of collaborative care to improve patient outcomes, and to build community between diverse health care professionals to reduce burnout and improve outcomes for us all. This series will alternate between panel discussions and self-care virtual lunches in which everyone will be encouraged to learn from one another and connect with each
By Genea Teskey|2024-01-21T12:38:45-04:00January 21st, 2024|Categories: General|Comments Off on Collaborative Care Professional Development Series
NSSOT and CAOT stand with the Nova Scotia membership as they advocate for reclassification and fair compensation during collective bargaining of the new Healthcare Collective Agreement that expired on October 31st, 2023. See below a statement of support from NSSOT & CAOT. Feel free to share these document as we continue to advocate. NSSOT: Statement of Support for Fair Compensation CAOT: NSSOT Letter_OT Pay_Dec2023
By Genea Teskey|2024-01-23T17:10:38-04:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on NSSOT & CAOT stand with publicly employed occupational therapists advocating for reclassification and fair compensation.
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