Rehabilitation Assistant

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-10868
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Relief Part Time
FTE
0.58
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0815-1600
Program/Service
Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Specialized Populations

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 an exciting Relief Part Time opportunity for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join our team at Baillie House – Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge, BC. This relief role is available until March 2023 or until return of incumbent.

 

This vacancy is subject to the requirements of the Facility Staff Assignment Order (the “SSO”) issued by the Fraser Health’s Medical Health Officer further to the Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on April 10, 2020 (amended April 15, 2020) (the “PHO Order”). While these Orders are in effect the successful applicant to this vacancy will be limited to working in only one (1) private long-term care hospital, licensed long-term care facility, registered assisted living facility, stand-alone extended care hospital or provincial mental health facility (the “Facilities”).

 

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 general supervision, the Therapy Assistant assists the Therapists in implementing programs to meet the needs of residents/patients, as well as the performance of tasks within Residential Care.

Responsibilities


  1. Assists therapist in organizing, preparing and implementing therapeutic programs for assigned residents/patients.

  2. Participates in resident/patient activities of daily living by demonstrating and assisting with self-care and meal-management.

  3. Assists with resident/patient mobility including provision of appropriate wheelchair seating by obtaining and adjusting equipment, strengthening exercises, walking programs and transfer to/from bed and chair.

  4. Assists in fabrication of splints and adaptive devices as well as modification of patient clothing, self care and eating utensils.

  5. Reports relevant observations concerning resident/patient''s progress and condition to other care team members.

  6. Completes statistics and records program information as required.

  7. Maintains an inventory of equipment, supplies and wheelchairs on loan to patients; notifies senior therapist when inventory is low.

  8. Keeps work area tidy by performing specific duties such as cleaning, storing and tidying.

  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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