Rehabilitation Assistant/Clerk - Fraser Canyon Hospital (FCH)

City Hope / Agassiz / Harrison Hot Springs / Kent
Job ID 2023-40924
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
3 months ago(2/24/2023 6:02 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Salary at Time of Posting
$30.06 - $30.06 / hour

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 26th, 2021 all staff for all positions across Health Care require full COVID 19 vaccination. All positions, require that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (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 there are no exceptions.


Position Highlights

We are currently looking to fill exciting Relief Full Time position as a Rehabilitation Assistant/Clerk at Fraser Canyon Hospital located in Hope,  British Columbia. This position is available until March 16, 2024 or Return of Incumbent.


Valued Benefits

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a phenomenal place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


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Detailed Overview

Under the general supervision of the Team Leader, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, the Rehabilitation Assistant assists designated patients with assigned rehabilitation therapies both within and outside the facility; transports patients to and from rehabiliative therapies outside the facility by operating bus and performs related clerical duties.


  1. Assists patients with established rehabilitative activities including retraining of patients in activities of daily living (ADL) such as self care (personal hygiene/toileting), dressing, meal management, transfers, mobility, application and removal of braces/splints, etc. according to established safety guidelines.
  2. Assists patients in dressing and toilet needs as required in preparation for and following therapy sessions; assists with patient lifting/transfers and positioning; porters patients to and from treatment areas. Prepares and applies modalities as directed by the therapist.
  3. Under the direction of the therapist, instructs/demonstrates to patients the use of self care aides, eating utensils, mobility aids etc.
  4. Under the direction of the therapist, assists in fabricating adaptive devices such as splints, slings, collars, heels, heel lifts and wheelchair cushions by cutting out material, sewing items, assembling parts, adding straps and making alterations, etc.
  5. Sets up and organizes furnishings and equipment for rehabilitation therapies as directed. Cleans and maintains established inventory of equipment, devices and materials. Reports malfunctioning equipment and supply needs to appropriate staff.
  6. Carries out established rehabilitative therapies outside the facility such as walking programs and swimming as assigned.  
  7. Transports patients to and from rehabiliative therapies outside the facility by operating bus; conducts pre-trip safety checks; loads and secures wheelchairs and patients; assists patients to embark/disembark from the bus; porters and utilizes mechanical aids as appropriate
  8. Reports and charts observations of patient behaviour and progress to the Therapist, Team Leader or nursing staff  as appropriate and communicates concerns and/or changes to patient's condition.  
  9. As part of the interdisciplinary team, participates in team meetings and care conferences and provides input regarding the development and evaluation of individualized care plans for assigned patients.
  10. Documents observations and care given on the health record and maintains other appropriate records/documentation as required. Completes patient care statistics and records program information following established guidelines.
  11. Assists with orientation of new staff as assigned.
  12. Provides receptionist duties by receiving clients and visitors, providing information and directing to appropriate area; answers the telephone, directs calls and takes messages.
  13. Schedules and books outpatient appointments by receiving appointment requests, making follow-up appointments, obtaining and providing information as appropriate
  14. Sets up and maintains filing systems which includes outpatient records; obtains patient information, prepares patient forms and compiles patient charts.
  15. Receives, sorts and distributes internal and outgoing mail; maintains an office inventory of stationery, supplies and printed forms, prepares requisitions as requested; types, photocopies and faxes documents.
  16. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities/initiatives, departmental and unit meetings/committees and appropriate in-service and education sessions as assigned.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Class 4 Driver's license, as required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. 


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