In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System – and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.
A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.
To support us on our journey, Sinai Health System is looking for an Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant to support our Rehabilitation Department at our Mount Sinai Hospital Campus.
The Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistants (PTA/OTAs) are part of the dynamic Rehabilitation department team. The duties of a PTA/OTA are primarily clinical. As a member of the inter-professional team the OTA/PTA’s caseload primarily consists of post-surgical orthopedic patients, as well as assisting other inpatient units, including general medicine, surgery, ICU, and the emergency department, as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Assist the Physiotherapist with direct patient care activities including lifts, transfers and ambulation
Supervise patients and ensure completion of routine exercise programs and apply simple local treatment modalities
Document in the patient chart in keeping with the documentation policies of Sinai Health System and the RHPA
Maintenance of therapeutic equipment
Record workload measurement activities
Perform other duties as assigned
Graduate of an accredited community college occupational therapy/physiotherapy assistant program
Demonstrates organizational skills
Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills
Works independently as well as with team
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) internet and ability to work with computerized databases
Demonstrates satisfactory work performance and attendance record