Therapy Assistant

Location: York Region (Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Bradford)
Region: Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Employment Status: Full Time
Opened Date: 2014-09-18

Saint Elizabeth is an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, known for its track record of social innovation, applied research and breakthrough clinical practices in home and community care. Our team of 7,000 nurses, rehab therapists, and personal support workers deliver more than five million health care visits annually.

Our Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the advancement of knowledge and charitable initiatives in home and community care.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are currently seeking Therapy Assistants to work at Mackenzie Health across all inpatient (inpatient acute: neuro, cardiac, surgical, medicine, complex care, ortho, ICU).  As a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, the Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) will collaborate in the provision of therapeutic services. The Therapy Assistant will practice under the guidance and direction of a qualified Registered Occupational Therapist and/or Physiotherapist.

As the successful candidate, you are a graduate of a recognized OTA/PTA Certificate or Diploma program from an “accredited community college”  with two years of work experience in a hospital setting. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a high level of initiative and adaptability to rapidly changing demands.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides direct treatment and documentation under the direction of a Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapists
  • Communicates with supervising Therapists about patient progress and need for possible program modifications on a consistent and timely basis
  • Communicates effectively with patients and caregivers regarding patient activities
  • Supports and reinforce treatment plans under the direction of supervising Therapists

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment, gait aids and wheelchairs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work with adults individually and in group settings and inpatient acute care
  • Ability to perform repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, lifting and transferring using proper/safe body mechanics.
  • A positive work and attendance record is essential.
  • Ability to adapt to new computer applications.
  • BCLS and CPR certificate.