Rehabilitation Assistant

City Fraser Health
Job ID 2022-15574
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(5/5/2022 5:55 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
TBA
Program/Service
Various - All departments (Generic)

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.


Effective October 26, 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.

 

We currently have exciting opportunities for Rehabilitation Assistants who would like to work on a casual (on-call) basis in areas such as: Acute, Subacute & Long Term Care. If you're someone who is looking for a rewarding challenge, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Current and future opportunities may be available at the following locations:

  • Abbotsford - Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cottage/Worthington
  • Burnaby– Burnaby Hospital
  • Chilliwack – Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Delta – Delta Hospital
  • Hope/Agassiz – Fraser Canyon Hospital
  • Langley – Langley Memorial Hospital
  • Maple Ridge – Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • Mission – Mission Memorial Hospital
  • New Westminster – Queen's Park Care Center & Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Port Moody/Coquitlam – Eagle Ridge Hospital
  • Surrey – Surrey Memorial Hospital

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.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • 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.

Come work with dedicated professionals 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!

Curious to learn what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook(@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.

 

Detailed Overview

Under the general supervision of a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse, assists designated patients with assigned rehabilitative activities.

Responsibilities


  1. Assists designated patients with established rehabilitative activities such as mobility and strengthening exercises, walking programs and activities of daily living; demonstrates to assigned patient the use of treatment/adaptive devices such as braces, wheelchairs, walkers, modified eating utensils and personal care items.

  2. Assists patients with dressing and toilet needs in preparation and following rehabilitative treatment; assists with patient transfers and positioning, as directed.

  3. Transports patients to and from rehabilitative area using mechanical aids such as wheelchairs and stretchers.

  4. Reports observations to patient's behaviour and progress to Therapist/Nurse; communicated concerns and/or changes to the patient's condition.

  5. Sets ups and organizes furnishings and equipment for related rehabilitative activities as directed; cleans and maintains equipment and reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate staff.

  6. Maintains established inventory of equipment, devices and materials.

  7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant program, plus one (1) year's recent related experience 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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