Join our dynamic Rehab team and expand your skills working closely with our Physical and Occupational therapists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication skills and an ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team under flexible demands, as well as, contribute positively to the work of their inter-professional health team. They will have the ability to manage multiple tasks and/or patients. The successful candidate will work under the supervision and direction of the Physical and Occupational therapist, and will be responsible for performing patient treatments in the inpatient acute care units and outpatient orthopedic splinting clinic. These treatments will include: exercise programs, lifting/transferring of patients, carrying out established treatment interventions, assisting with ADLs, leading group exercise classes, assisting with upper extremity splinting and/or hand therapy program exercises, maintaining inventory of supplies, and the maintenance of a clean and safe work environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication skills, and will prioritize and organize the daily work schedule in order to manage patient caseload responsibilities. The successful candidate will use client centered practices to implement the occupation plan and provide relevant verbal/written feedback, as well as, engage clients, families, caregivers, and the health team to enable occupational possibilities. This position requires the ability to bend, twist, assist with multiple patient transfers throughout your shift, including with bariatric patients. You will also be required to walk between units and up/down the stairs many times throughout the day.
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
Primary Location: Sturgeon Community Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 27-JAN-2021
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 10-MAY-2021
Temporary End Date: 07-NOV-2022
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 7
Shifts per cycle: 35
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
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:
Minimum of 1 year experience working as a PTA or OTA in acute care is required. Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required. Basic computer skills required.
Current certification in IYM patient handling is preferred. Experience with Connect Care preferred. 1 year previous experience in leading group exercise programs is preferred.