This position is in the recreation department at the Tofield Health Centre Continuing Care. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the recreation therapist, and will be responsible for assisting with planning implementing and evaluating resident recreation interventions in Continuing Care at the Tofield Health Centre. This position also qualifies for a temporary 0.3 uplift to full time hours.
As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.
Classification: Therapy Assistant
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Unit and Program: Recreation Therapy
Primary Location: Tofield Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 04-JUL-2022
Temporary Employee Class: Temporary Part Time
Date Available: 14-JUL-2022
Temporary End Date: 10-OCT-2022
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 7
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $24.08
Maximum Salary: $30.18
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Diploma from an approved post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program that includes recreation therapy. Equivalent related training may be considered. The incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision and have a good understanding of scope of practice. Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional, courteous manner are essential. Must be physically able to move patients in wheelchairs and perform transfers as directed on resident care plan. Basic computer skills are required.
Experience working as a recreation therapy assistant is an asset. Additional computer skills are an asset. Established skill set with Microsoft office, Outlook, and Meditech is preferred.