CUPE JOB POSTING #889991
Position: OTA/PTA (Certified) - 2 positions
Site: Toronto Rehab, Bickle Centre
Department: Allied Health
Reports to: Program Services Manager
Hourly Range: $28.471 to $29.253 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with the collective agreement requirements)
Hours: Varies; Shifts: Days
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of an OTA/PTA in our Allied Health Department
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital. Bringing together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions Toronto Rehab is located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave). Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist, supervise or assist with individual patient treatment programs
Assist in or conduct group activity/exercise programs
Assist client to practice with assistive or adaptive equipment
Instruct and demonstrate the safe use of therapeutic equipment
Assist in the implementation of new occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy programs and research projects
Monitor and report changes in health status to the supervising OT or PT
Participate in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives
Set up and clean-up of patient treatment areas
Assist with maintaining equipment and supplies inventory
Successful completion of combined Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant diploma from a recognized Community College
Knowledge of equipment, e.g., wheelchair supplies and seating equipment, etc.
Basic Cardiac Life Support (C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada and non-violent crisis intervention training.
Knowledge of the rehabilitation approach to patient care and the roles of Occupational and Physical Therapy
Experience in neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injury experience preferred
Hydrotherapy experience preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated computer skills
Effective team member
Good attendance is essential
POSTING DATE: December 21, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.