Rehabilitation Assistant - OT/pt - Acute Medicine & Emergency Over-flow

October 10 2023
Expected expiry date: May 6 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Security, Disability,
Hope, BC | Langley, BC | Chilliwack, BC | Abbotsford, BC | Coquitlam, BC | Port Moody, BC | New Westminster, BC | Delta, BC | Surrey, BC | Burnaby, BC • Part time
Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $30.96 - $30.96 / hour
Come work with us!

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 are currently recruiting for regular part time unit - based Rehabilitation Assistant positions in Acute Medicine & Emergency Over-Flow sites. If you are someone who is looking for a rewarding challenge to begin your career, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

  • This position will report to the unit manager. They will have practice accountability to a PT/OT or CPL if they carry out mobility functions that require PT/OT delegation.

  • The primary focus of the General RAs will be the general mobilization of patients on the designated unit. They are also responsible for delegated components of the rehabilitation plan as prescribed by the PT/OT for patients within the unit.

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

  • Abbotsford - Abbotsford Regional Hospital
  • Burnaby - Burnaby Hospital
  • Delta – Delta Hospital
  • Langley – Langley Memorial Hospital
  • Maple Ridge - Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • Mission – Mission Memorial Hospital
  • New Westminster - Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Port Moody/Coquitlam – Eagle Ridge Hospital
  • White Rock - Peace Arch Hospital
  • Surrey - Surrey Memorial Hospital

In this position, you will:

  • Participate in discussions about patient care goals and therapeutic strategies.
  • Contribute to in-service education by sharing experiences.
  • The unit - based Rehab Assistants will support delegated functions for patients on the unit directed by the Physiotherapist

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.

Come work with us!

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.

Joining our 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.

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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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