Physiotherapy Assistant, Nephrology & Hemodialysis
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
As an integral member of the Allied Health team at Toronto General Hospital, the PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT supports the physiotherapy profession by taking responsibility for clinical and administrative duties. The Physiotherapy Assistant supports the therapist working in the inpatient Nephrology and outpatient Hemodialysis areas under delegation from the unit physiotherapist. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: mobilization of patients, transfer practice and supervision of exercise programs. The assistant ensures that supervising patients perform prescribed activities in an appropriate and safe manner. These responsibilities will aid the patients to improve function to progress towards discharge home and help to ensure quality patient care.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a recognized Community College Physiotherapy Assistant diploma program
At least (1) one year of relevant experience; acute care & outpatient experience an asset
Computer skills using Microsoft Office
Demonstrates a clear understanding of rehabilitation principles
Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, oral and non-verbal communication with patients, families, colleagues and the public
Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in the provision of PT treatments
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
Ability to function within an interdisciplinary team
Ability to solve problems and seek guidance of supervising staff when appropriate
Ability to deal effectively with difficult clients and conflicting situations
Ability to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
Ability to be anticipate client's unique needs
Ability to be consistent and display a positive/helpful attitude
Ability to work in a self- directed manner
Ability to function in a stressful environment while maintaining professional demeanor
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job
Acute care hospital experience preferred
Experience working with complex co-morbidities preferred
POSTED DATE: March 14, 2019 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.