Rehabilitation Assistant - OT, PT

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-10854
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Temp Part Time
FTE
0.90
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1545
Program/Service
Rehabilitation

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Temporary posting as per FBA article 16.05

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

We currently have a Temp Part Time opportunity for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join our team at Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge, BC. This temporary role is available until February 2023.

 

Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation with you.

 

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

 

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Detailed Overview

Under the direction of a Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist, the Rehabilitation Assistant implements rehabilitative treatment plans and programs and assists the therapist in monitoring and evaluating patient progression.

Responsibilities


  1. Carries out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan/program, such as activities of daily living, mobility, and strengthening and balancing exercises.

  2. Observes and reports cognitive and functional changes in patient ability or behaviour that may warrant a progression or regression of the treatment; progresses treatment plan within the parameters established by the therapist; documents for the health record according to established procedures.

  3. As part of a multidisciplinary team and in consultation with the therapist, provides input into the planning, implementation, modification, and evaluation of the rehabilitative treatment plan/program.

  4. Performs various tests as assigned such as Berg Balance, Timed Up and Go (TUG), and six-minute walk test. Records and reports relevant data for interpretation by the therapist.

  5. Prepares and applies therapeutic treatment modalities as assigned such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), hot packs, ice, and wax treatments.

  6. Provides functional skills training to patients and families in activities of daily living, mobility and communication; demonstrates the use of assistive devices.  Assists with power and manual wheelchair mobility training.

  7. Assists in the fabrication and modifications of splints, seating and exercise devices, mobility and assistive devices.  Sets up and adapts equipment such as changing wheelchair backs and adjusting wheelchair height.

  8. Maintains therapy equipment and supplies by methods such as cleaning equipment and maintaining inventories; provides input regarding purchase of new equipment and supplies, general maintenance and repair of equipment.

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

  • Ability to deal with others effectively. 

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. 

  • Ability to organize work. 

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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