Rehabilitation Assistant - Home Health - Coquitlam

January 27 2024
Expected expiry date: May 6 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Security, Disability,
Coquitlam, BC | Port Coquitlam, BC | Port Moody, BC • Full time
Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $29.38 - $30.96 / hour
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Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

Our team of nearly 45,000 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. Learn more.

We are currently looking to fill a Casual opportunity for a Rehabilitation Assistant with Home Health located in Coquitlam, BC.

Come work with us!

Joining the Fraser Health team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be 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.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

We invite you to apply today and find out why employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. We are committed to planetary health, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust.

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Detailed Overview

Under the direction of a therapist such as a physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist, implements rehabilitation treatment plans and programs and assists the therapist in monitoring and evaluating a client's response to the treatment plan in a home or community setting; assists the therapist in the modification of care plans.


Responsibilities

  1. Carries out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan and/or program such as, but not limited to, activities of daily living, mobility, strengthening and balance exercises/activities and leisure therapy; provides functional skills training to clients/families in activities of daily living, mobility and communication including integration with other client supports within the community.
  2. Observes and reports cognitive and functional changes in client's ability or behaviour to the therapist that may warrant a progression or regression of the treatment; progresses treatment plan within the parameters established by the therapist and, where appropriate, in consultation with the interdisciplinary team; performs various tests as assigned such as, but not limited to, Berg Balance, Timed Up and Go and six-minute walk test.
  3. Documents in the client's health record according to practice standards and program guidelines including recording related information; completes required reports such as workload and department statistics and performing administrative duties such as accessing client information, as required in accordance with established procedures.
  4. Demonstrates the use of assistive devices to clients and their families and assists with manual and power wheelchair mobility training.
  5. Prepares, modifies and organizes equipment such as splints, seating and exercise devices, mobility and assistive devices; sets up and adapts equipment such as installing ADL equipment for trial, changing wheelchair backs and adjusting wheelchair height; provides education to clients, family and other healthcare providers on patient lifts, transfers, positioning of clients and good body mechanics.
  6. Prepares and applies therapeutic treatment modalities such as, but not limited to, cognitive retraining, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, applying orthotics and/or prosthetics, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, hot packs, and ice treatments.
  7. Prioritizes, organizes and schedules daily workload by coordinating and communicating workload and scheduling concerns to the Manager, Clinical Operations or designate.
  8. Maintains therapy equipment and supplies by cleaning equipment and maintaining inventories; provides input regarding the purchase of new equipment and supplies, general maintenance and repair of equipment; reports malfunctioning equipment and/or supply needs and picks up and delivers equipment, as required.
  9. Advocates for the client by problem solving in areas such as accessing community resources, teaching community integration skills and use of alternate transportation; educates the client's family, community volunteers and other program staff about the client's functional abilities, safety precautions and risk factors.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program, plus one (1) year recent related clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid BC Driver's license and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.



Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles.
  • Ability to develop, organize, coordinate, deliver and evaluate individual and group activities.
  • Ability to instruct.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.
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