St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Rehabilitation Assistant Part Time in Hamilton, ON

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Branch Hamilton ON CA

Rehabilitation Assistant
Hamilton, ON

Reinforces education programs under the direction of the therapists regarding energy conversation, use of assistive devices, joint protection, posture, etc….

• Graduate of an accredited Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapist Assistant 2-year diploma program
• CPR certificate
• PTA/OTA certification recognized by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
• Demonstrated interest and proficiency in Physiotherapist Assistant/Occupational Therapist roles
• 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 fraile 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
• Minimum of three and up to 6 months clinical experience, with 2 years experience in a hospital or clinic environment working with clients with orthopaedic, rheumatic, neurological, respiratory and geriatric conditions
• 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
• An updated resume should accompany the application

Some duties include the following:
• 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 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-Friday, days and some occasional weekends.

Hourly: $24.85….$25.94……$27.03
(plus 14% in lieu of benefits)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Hamilton, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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