Rehabilitation Assistant, Older Adult, MH&SUS

City New Westminster
Job ID 2022-11053
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service. We are looking for a Relief Full Time Older Adult Rehabilitation Assistant to provide support within our Mental Health Substance Use Services team at Royal Columbian Hospital located in New Westminster, B.C. In this role, you will work collaboratively as a member of the interprofessional team in an older adult setting to implement assigned therapeutic interventions to support rehabilitative treatment plans and improved quality of life, and assists the therapist in monitoring and evaluating patient’s progression. The Relief Full Time position is available until January 30, 2023 or return of incumbent.


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. 


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.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Patient Care Coordinator and also receiving work direction from the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, the Rehabilitation Assistant works collaboratively as a member of the interprofessional team in an older adult setting to implement assigned therapeutic interventions to support rehabilitative treatment plans and improved quality of life, and assists the therapist in monitoring and evaluating patient''s progression. Assists in modification of care plans and facilitates programs in order to assist patients with complex disabilities in daily living to attain their goals to maximize potential for independence. Reports relevant observations of patient's condition in writing or by utilizing basic computer literacy, manages equipment safety and inventory.


  1. Under the direction of the Patient Care Coordinator, Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physiotherapist (PT) and in conjunction with the individualized care plan, provides assigned rehabilitative interventions such as cognitive retraining programs, mobility training programs, strengthening exercises and personal care/life skill training and community integration support to designated patients.

  2. Assists with assessing, developing, implementing, and evaluating intervention plans to meet the care needs of patients. Provides input regarding patients'' needs, performance and progress.

  3. Participates in the safe, effective and ethical implementation of therapeutic treatment plans, respecting patient goals and focusing on maximizing patient functional and physical status. Adapts and modifies patient specific therapeutic care plan in conjunction with Interdisciplinary Team.

  4. Adapts equipment and environment to enable patients to achieve and maintain maximum potential for interdependence and improved patient safety.

  5. Observes patients and their environments, identifies and assesses potential emergency situations and reports unsafe conditions, medical, physical, behavioral and/or cognitive changes other problems to supervisor as required.

  6. Provides feedback and input to clinical team regarding patient needs, performance and progress. Reports observations of patient behavior and progress by methods such as communicating concerns and/or changes of patient's condition to the therapist and completing written or electronic reports.

  7. Coordinates and communicates workload and scheduling concerns with the OT/PT, and Patient Care Coordinator.

  8. Receives patient feedback, inquiries, and complaints and responds within established guidelines.

  9. Contributes to team goal setting, problem solving, conflict resolution and collaboration. Attends departmental, program and other related meetings as directed.

  10. Responsible for safety checks, organization and inventory management of occupational /physical therapy equipment. Reports malfunctioning equipment and supply needs. Coordinates ordering of supplies and repair of equipment. Picks up and delivers equipment as required.

  11. Completes required reports by methods such as recording workload and program statistics in accordance with established procedures for departmental reporting purposes.

  12. Maintains work area in a tidy and safe manner.

  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


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 perform the duties of the job.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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