Graduate of an accredited Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapist Assistant 2-year diploma program
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
HOURS OF WORK
Monday-Friday and some occasional weekends.
Union staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to submit their application (ONA & CUPE; with an accompanying resume) to Recruitment before 4 p.m. on the Closing date of the posting.
To submit your resume for this job, select ‘Apply to this Position’. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
All positions will comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. We foster a culture of patient and staff safety. St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - 10 months ago