Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; days
Time of Day:
Temporary assignment - approximately 50 weeks
The Rehabilitation Assistant assists the Registered Physiotherapist in providing quality physiotherapy services at St. Joseph's Healthcare. The activities encompass both clinical and non-clinical components within different units of the hospital, requiring flexibility and adaptability. The Rehabilitation Assistant is committed to the alleviation of stigma and discrimination related to mental health and addiction, as well as reduction of the use of seclusion and restraint in all our services, and supports the principles of person-centred care and recovery.
RESPONSIBILITIES:Some duties include the following:
- Graduate of an accredited Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapist Assistant 2-year diploma program
- Current CPR certification
- PTA/OTA certification recognized by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
- Two years recent related clinical experience in a hospital or clinic environment working with clients with mental illness, cognitive impairment and a wide range of physical conditions.
- Demonstrated interest and proficiency in both Physiotherapy Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant roles.
- Demonstrated knowledge of symptoms and management
- Familiarity with various computer applications i.e. MSWord, internet, patient registration systems.
- Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
- Ability to communicate with an elderly and/or frail population
- Physical ability for the regular use of therapy equipment i.e. wheelchairs, bariatric chairs, mechanical lifts, weights
- Ability to function effectively within a team and manage competing demands
- Must be capable of performing all related duties i.e. lifting, transferring patients, walking with and portering patients
- Good work performance and a good attendance record are essential
HOURS OF WORK:
- Assists the registered therapist with transfer and mobility training and subsequent promotion of independence in mobility and transfers by following through with the recommendations of the therapists.
- Follows through with ADL retraining at the recommendations of the Occupational Therapist to maximize client independence.
- Assists the therapist in the collection of data for use in the assessment and reassessment process.
- Administers specific modalities and treatment programs at the instruction of the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, including ice/heat, hydrotherapy, TENS, intermittent compression and pulmonary hygiene programs
- Follows pulmonary hygiene programs developed by the Physiotherapist.
- Reinforces education programs under the direction of the therapists regarding energy conversation, use of assistive devices, joint protection, posture, etc
- Monitors/observes the client's response to treatment, documenting effects and informing the therapist of any positive or adverse effects
- Completes workload statistics
- Provides general housekeeping tasks such as keeping therapy equipment and space clean and maintaining inventory
- Attends staff meetings
- Provides clerical assistance when requested, and other related duties as assigned by the Manager
Monday to Friday; days, including occasional weekends.
$26.57...$27.74...$28.91 (plus 14% in lieu)
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.