Where Do Occupational Therapists (OTs) Work in New Brunswick?
OTs work in a wide variety of settings in New Brunswick including:
Hospitals - within both the Horizon and Vitalité Health Networks - providing in-patient, out-patient and day programs in acute care, neonatology, pediatrics, mental health, pre- and post-surgery, orthopedic surgery (e.g. hip, hand), plastic surgery (e.g. burns, hand), cardiac, geriatric and general rehabilitation.
Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation – the only tertiary level rehabilitation centre in New Brunswick that offers comprehensive, bilingual services to adults and children who have complex, primarily neurological needs that require special expertise or special equipment or for which there are no local resources available.
Extra-Mural Program - community-based client services in homes, schools, daycares, nursing homes, special care homes and senior centers.
Community Health Centers - community-based services that focus on prevention, education and health promotion.
WorkSafeNB - in-patient and out-patient, community-based agency focusing on work injuries, vocational rehabilitation and return to work.
Group Homes, Rehabilitation Centers – the MacDonald Independent Living Centre in Moncton is a transitional living center where persons with disabilities learn life skills necessary for them to move into the community.
Mental Health Facilities - serving clients with mental health concerns e.g. Centracare, Restigouche Centre.
Private Practice - services offered to a variety of organizations: business, industry, insurance, home health and rehabilitation care, clinics, architectural, legal, and supported work environment.
Research - research clinicians e.g. biomedical engineering at UNB.
Federal and Provincial Governments - Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities and Veterans Affairs Canada, for example.
Health Boards - members of various boards of health care organizations, including community-related and not-for-profit.