Rehabilitation Assistant – Forensic Mental Health
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Port Coquitlam, $26.94 per hour
What you’ll do
Carry out components of established psychosocial and physical rehabilitative programs to address the assessed needs of patients by implementing, actively participating in and evaluating therapeutic programs for assigned areas. Implement individual program plans and corresponding psychosocial and physical rehabilitation intervention strategies including: exercise, programs for specific conditions (i.e. orthopaedic, neurological etc.), ambulation, crutch walking, range of motion (ROM), self-care training, back health groups, the application of specific therapeutic modalities such as Interferential current (IFC), TENS, etc. and a wide variety of group-based rehabilitation and/or vocational rehab programs/services; determining the destination and taking patients on small or large group staff supported community outings; setting up equipment and instructing patients in its use for instance, gym and adaptive aids, including wheelchair set up;; preparing woodworking supplies and providing direction to patients in the completion of woodwork projects; conducting pre and post safety checks within assigned areas
Work collaboratively with the interprofessional team to develop/implement individualized rehabilitative treatment plans for patients by identifying patient strengths, limitations and functional level for program involvement. Work with team members in the regular evaluation of assigned programs with regard to patients’ assessed needs and progress, and modifies or changes programs as indicated, e.g., recommending suitability for programs. Utilize skills and knowledge to assess a patients condition and make in the moment adjustments to interventions in response to the patients current health status.
Complete rehabilitation assignments within designated scope of practice and document patient progress. Report observations of patients’ behavior and progress to therapist and Treatment Team. Communicates concerns and/or changes to patients’ condition. Prepare individual discharge reports to meet department/organization documentation standards at the conclusion of each closed program by summarizing information focusing on patients’ life skills and independence levels and recommending appropriate community supports where available. Maintain outcome and workload measurement statistics.
Work collaboratively with other Rehabilitation colleague, therapists and Treatment Team members to analyze the needs of target patient populations as a basis for new program development, standards and evaluation strategies by reviewing relevant literature and suggesting interventions that will support the achievement of desired treatment outcomes. Participate in the development of specific program curricula to address the functional level of the target population including researching, obtaining, and creating appropriate educational, testing, and other program materials to meet established program goals and objectives and evaluation processes under the guidance and supervision of the designated therapist
Maintain work area and equipment by ensuring equipment and supplies, such as tools, materials and chemicals used in the program are stored appropriately and accounted for, arranging repairs as required, and assuming the responsibility for the purchase of supplies to support programs as required. Clean, disinfect and maintain equipment including mobility self-care aids and adaptive devices, and report malfunctioning equipment to appropriate staff. Fabricate/repair adaptive devices such as splint straps under the direction of the designated therapist.
What you bring
Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of recent, related education and training plus 2 years clinical experience.
Food Safe Certificate
Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Temporary, Full-Time (Until January 2022
Wage: $26.49 per hour
70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday: 08:30-16:30
Requisition Number: 99605
What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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