Occupational Therapist Contractor

Career Oppotunity

Working with LifemaxOT

Lifemax Occupational Therapy Inc. offers contracted Allied Health services to rural “public health” sites and private care organizations. We recognize that Allied Health services are essential to every Albertan, and that rural communities deserve equitable access to these essential services.

Our mission is to provide high-value, skilled OT and PT services to rural communities while providing reliable opportunities, excellent clinical experiences, and generous remuneration to awesome therapists.

Multiple opportunities are available at various sites with negotiable work days and flexible schedules.

Do you want to serve wonderful communities in a lucrative, fulfilling job that offers spectacular clinical, travel, and inter-personal experiences?

Are you looking to leave the rat race of a private clinic and prefer the inclusive, client-centered, supportive, public health environment?

Are you interested in a private practice career but want the assurance of a reliable revenue stream?

Apply or contact us today!

Occupational Therapist Contractor

Salary: $45–$65 an hour

Job type: Contract

Qualifications: ACOT (Required)

Location note: This position requires 1 or more hours of travel from Edmonton, Red Deer, or Calgary to a rural Alberta Community, with possible overnights. All expenses including travel time and mileage are generously compensated.

We are currently seeking Occupational Therapists of any skill level. Experienced OTs will experience fulfillment applying their proven, broad-based talents. Young and New-grad OTs will be empowered to grow their career in a supportive, thrilling atmosphere. You will be well compensated for your existing skill set, with special considerations given for increased availability. All contract opportunities are stationed in under-served Alberta communities. Multiple sites and opportunities are available, with flexible and negotiable scheduling options.

Proficiency with discharge planning, seating, rural practice, home assessments, equipment prescription, caseload prioritization and clinical problem solving are highly desired.

  • $45-$65 per hour (considerations made for experience and special skills).
  • Full 8-hour days, plus additional hours are often available.
    Paid travel time AND mileage.
  • Service streams may include acute care, continuing care, homecare and outpatient caseloads.
  • Flexible schedules to match your lifestyle and home situation.
  • A meaningful and valued place on the inter-disciplinary team, and fulfillment serving a community in dire need of critical occupational therapy intervention.
  • Rewarding clinical opportunities to grow and define your OT career.
  • Organizational mentorship and clinical support from Lifemax OT’s experienced team of rural specialists.
  • High demand for ongoing services results in very stable, frequently renewed contracts.

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Licensed member in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for rural roads.
  • Good organization, prioritization, and clinical problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and open to new challenging clinical experiences.


  • Experience with homecare, acute care, long term care, outpatients is preferred. Additional experience with AADL authorizing, seating, and prioritizing caseloads is very desirable.
  • 5 years Preferred, but will consider all applications.

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • Commuter benefits (paid travel time and mileage)
  • Flexible schedule
  • No payroll or tax deductions
  • Corporate tax advantages


  • Full clinical days, 8-hour shifts

COVID-19 considerations:

PPE and rigorous procedures are in place to ensure staff and their clients remain safe and healthy. All AHS infection control procedures are strictly followed.

Work remotely:

Although some hours may be available for remote work such as for documentation and follow ups, the primary need is for on-site clinical service.

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Ability to commute:

  • Commute from Edmonton, Calgary or other major centers to rural sites: Ability to reliably commute, stay overnight, or plan to relocate before starting work is required.

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