Rehabilitation Assistant - OT, PT - Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH)

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2022-20064
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
9 months ago(9/14/2022 5:12 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0730-1530
Days Off
Rotating, Statutory, Sunday
Program/Service
Rehabilitation
Salary at Time of Posting
$30.06 - $30.06 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC’s entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.

 

We currently have an exciting Casual opportunity for you to bring your skills and knowledge as a dedicated Rehabilitation Assistant in Chilliwack, British Columbia. If you're someone who is looking for a rewarding challenge, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Build on your education and career experience as you:

  • Implement rehabilitation treatment plans and programs.
  • Assist therapists in monitoring and evaluating clients in treatment and care plans.
  • Carry out activities of daily living, mobility, strengthening exercises, and walking programs.
  • Report observations of patient behaviours and progress to therapists.

If you have successfully completed a Rehabilitation Assistant program, Fraser Health invites you to advance your career with us.

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!

For further details about this position, please click on the job description link provided above.

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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