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Upcoming Events 

Preceptor 101 Events

Monday, November 26, 2018
Cameron Bay Children’s Centre 820 Lakeview Dr.
Kenora, ON

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sioux Lookout, ON

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Interprofessional Education Webex Sessions

Interprofessional education Webex Sessions
November 1, 2018 – March 21, 2019

These IPE Webex sessions are designed to bring students together from across the north to learn with, from and about one another inan interprofessional learning context. Interprofessional goalsbefore or during placement using the Interprofessional Collaborative Assessment Rubric (ICAR) will be addressed(e.g. role clarification, interprofessional communication, conflict resolution.)

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Interprofessional Education Winter Examining Collective Competence and Population Health in a Northern Ontario Community

IPE Poster – 2018 WINTER
Examining Collective Competence and Population Health in a Northern Ontario Community
January 10, 2019 – February 14, 2019

This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate social, medical, and health sciences learners who are interested in directly applying the six competencies highlighted in the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (2010) Framework (e.g. role clarification, interprofessional communication, team functioning, patient/client/community centered care, interprofessional conflict resolution and collaborative leadership). Learners will engage in weekly sessions targeting the six competencies. Learners will be responsible for integrating the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired into clinical practice. A focus of the program will be the collective problem solving, designing and delivery of student interprofessional health promotion workshops with community non-profit agencies.

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Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder

November 9th, 2018
Have you seen the international efforts to Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder? You can find out about it at this website.

It’s time for Ontario SLPs to talk about how to join this initiative!
On November 9th, we have a chance to improve our consistency and communication about language disorders in children. We need to TALK!! I will be addressing the French Canadian perspective during this day.

We need your voice! You can register via webconference too!
Please register at this link.

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Past Events 

Preceptor Awards and Recognition Event

On Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosted its annual Preceptor Awards and Recognition event.

The event honoured preceptors in the Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education Unit at NOSM, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and dietitians. This year’s awards focused on preceptors working in Northwestern Ontario.


New Pilot Project at Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre

A new placement is bringing occupational therapy and physiotherapy students to the Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre in Thunder Bay, where they will focus on addressing the needs of Indigenous clients. Read the full story here.

FIREFLY Children & Youth Development services

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine collaborates with FIREFLY Child and Youth Development Services to fill new Speech-Language Pathologist clinical education opportunities in Keewatin-Patricia District FIREFLY and Kenora Chiefs Advisory have partnered to fill five new full-time Speech-Language Pathology positions through Jordan’s Principal funding. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine in turn partnered with FIREFLY to facilitate clinical externships for Speech-Language Pathology graduate level students.  FIREFLY Children and Youth Development Services, located in Kenora, Ontario, provides services to children and families living in the district of Kenora and area as well as multiple far north, fly-in communities. Through the collaboration, FIREFLY and NOSM are hoping to expand service to better serve children living in rural and remote areas, specifically Indigenous communities.

Learners from the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario are participating in two separate, eight-week placements from March to June 2018. The new placements offer a unique clinical education opportunity that will prepare learners for rural- remote clinical practice unique to the needs and service delivery models used in Northwestern Ontario, according to Jackie Hummelbrunner, a Speech-Language Pathologist who will supervise the learners on their placements. “This initiative is strongly focused on providing learners with the experiences necessary to develop clinical and management skills specific to serving our most remote and unique communities,” said Hummelbrunner. “While supporting student clinicians to develop their skills, our community benefits from ‘extra hands and minds’ that help us address the needs of those waiting on waitlists for service while we work to staff these newly funded positions. The
additional benefit is hopeful recruitment of these bright clinicians who answered the call to train in the North.”

Over the course of their placement, learners will have the opportunity to gain the experience and training in: cultural competency/awareness; interprofessional collaboration; telepractice;
developmental speech and language formal assessment and intervention; intervention planning, community & client specific goal setting and delivery; and community travel to local and far north
communities.  Learners will have also had the opportunity to work with professionals unique to Indigenous communities to understand roles and gain skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of professionals.

Job Postings 

Call for applications from Primary Health Care Research Trainees

Northern Ontario Summer Studentship Program (SSP)

NOSM’s Summer Studentship Program (SSP) has been established by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to allow a limited number of regulated health-care students an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in their field of study.

This ministry-funded program provides priority funding to agencies for students who were born and/or raised in one or more of our Northern Ontario communities shown on this map of Northern Ontario.

Previously vetted hospitals and clinics in Northern Ontario typically offer summer employment between May and August. Review the current year Agency Employment List below to select your Employer of Choice.

All employment-related matters such as the selection of candidates, the job duties, the rate of pay, and the duration of the employment contract is determined by the employing agency. Successful job applicants can expect more details about the job from the employing agency.

Follow this link to access more information.

Occupational Therapist North East LHIN

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the provision of occupational therapy services to NE LHIN patients in order to maximize the patient’s function, independence, and safety in their respective environment.

Follow this link for more information.209-18 OT SUD external

Speech Language Pathologist North East LHIN

The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for the provision of speech-language pathology services to Home and Community Care patients in order to address and improve communication and/or swallowing disorders.

Follow this link for more information.223-18 SLP SUD External

Physiotherapists at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay

St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay ON is currently recruiting for a variety of temporary full time Physiotherapists to join our team.

St. Joseph’s Care Group is known for living its values of Care, Compassion and Commitment. We are continuing a tradition that began more than 130 years ago of meeting the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario. We believe in investing in our people, and offer learning and development opportunities, continuing education, competitive compensation, and a welcoming workplace culture.

St. Joseph’s Care Group offers a wide range of programs and services in addictions & mental health, rehabilitative care, seniors’ health as well as contracted services within acute care.  Qualified candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and have proven assessment, communication and teaching skills. We welcome experienced practitioners as well as new graduates to consider joining the staff of a progressive values-driven organization.

About Thunder Bay:
Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by the beauty of nature, Thunder Bay, with a metropolitan population of 120,000, offers a perfect balance of urban and rural life. With world class sailing, boating, camping, hiking, and cycling in the summer months, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, Thunder Bay has something to offer healthy living enthusiasts throughout the year. Affordable housing, short commutes, and a vibrant, culturally diverse community with access to fine dining and the arts, make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Thunder Bay has excellent schools, including publicly funded French language, French immersion, and International Baccalaureate programs, as well as Confederation College and Lakehead University.  Thunder Bay is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the newest Law program in Ontario. Thunder Bay also offers innovative opportunities through the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute.


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Occupational Therapist at One Kids Place in Nipissing

Children’s Treatment Centre provides rehabilitation and related support services for children and youth (up to the age of 19) and their families living in the Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound. All staff will provide service within an interdisciplinary team environment committed to family-centered practice.

POSITION: 1 Occupational Therapist
(0.8 FTE – Contract)
LOCATION: Nipissing Site
EFFECTIVE: December 3, 2018 to March 31, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist provides assessment, consultation, clinical
diagnosis and treatment planning to assist children and youth to achieve
their optimum rehabilitation potential in all areas of activities of daily
living, fine motor abilities, perception and cognition. Note that clinical
supervision of therapy assistants and family education will be important
components of all positions.

For more information visit Occupational Therapy One Kids Place Nipissing