Quinte Health Care (QHC), located in south/central Ontario, is an integrated system of hospitals working with our partners to provide exceptional care. Our four hospitals: Belleville General Hospital, Trenton Memorial Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and North Hastings Hospital, offer high-quality, comprehensive health services to nearly 200,000 people throughout the region.
With fantastic restaurants, a thriving arts and culture scene, and more than 40 wineries, the Quinte region is an excellent place to live. The array of parks, picturesque beaches, golf courses, and waterfront trails, provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure. This dynamic, growing community offers affordable housing in both urban and rural settings and is an easy commute to larger centres such as Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. Visit www.bayofquinte.ca to learn more about the region.
QHC’s vision is to provide exceptional and compassionate care and to be valued by our communities and inspired by the people we serve. We strive to enhance the quality and safety of care, create an exceptional safety experience, provide effective care transitions, and be an exceptional workplace. In applying to any of our careers, all candidates will promote a safe environment by informing their manager of any relevant issues related to patients, families or staff and maintain a focus on patient and staff safety in all aspects of duties performed.
- Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, or Degree/Diploma in Recreation, Gerontology, or related field plus Therapeutic Recreation diploma.
- Related experience in a geriatric recreation service.
- Must be able to communicate with elderly clients and work in a team environment.
- Must be able to make independent decisions to initiate client care interventions.
- Develops, implements and evaluates selected interventions and recreational activities for clients on the Complex Continuing Care (CCC) units.
- Identifies equipment and space needs for selected interventions, organizes requirements with the Team.
- Orients, supports, and assists volunteers.
- Researches intervention ideas and makes recommendations to the healthcare team.
- Makes recommendations with respect to community resources, programs, and services.
- Records assessments and progress reports on the client record.
- Provides regular and frequent verbal and written progress reports to clients, or client’s families.
- Collaborates with the healthcare team to: develop and implement standards of care and policy and procedure development for recreation therapy, contributes to progress conferences, evaluate effectiveness of therapy, educates clients and client families.
- Supervises volunteers, Co-op students, and clinical placements students are required.
- Other duties as assigned from time to time.
Quinte Health Care is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all interested candidates for their response, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Quinte Health Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Our Recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-969-7400 x2577 for assistance.
Physical Demands Analysis
- Required Occasionally – lifting and carrying average weight 20 pounds and max 50, pushing/pulling average 10-15 pounds and max 30 pounds, patient assist approx. 100 pounds
- Required Constantly – standing
- Required Frequently – walking, bending/stooping
- Required Occasionally – sitting, twisting/turning, bending, crouching/squatting, kneeling
- Required Rarely – balancing, climbing
- Required Frequently – forward shoulder movements, gripping/grasping, pinching, neck, elbow, shoulder, wrist and back normal range of motion
- Required Occasionally – fine finger movements, shoulder movements (up/down)
- Required Rarely – foot action