OT/PT Assistant

locationHamilton - Ontario (ON),

atHamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Estimated salary $27.71 an hour

Job Description:

OT/PT Assistant
Job Number: 83155
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: REHAB
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: .01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 27.7057 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 28.2710
Post Date: Aug 24, 2020, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 31, 2020, 10:59:00 PM
Unit Summary

The Integrated Stroke Model of Care provides assessment and treatment to stroke patients along the continuum. The stroke system begins in acute care on the 24 bed unit on 7South at the General Site. Stroke recovery continues on B2North, a 28 bed unit in the Regional Rehabilitation Centre co-located at the HGH site. The team also works closely with the Restorative Care Program at St. Peter's Hospital where longer stay stroke rehabilitation occurs for some patients. Staff will have experience with skills in the treatment of stroke patients in both the acute and rehabilitation phases of the care continuum. This unique model provides improved access to best practice and rehabilitation care for all individuals who have suffered a stroke.

Position Summary

As a member of a dynamic health care team, the Physiotherapist coordinates, assesses and evaluates patient care and provides physiotherapy care to meet the needs of patients. The Physiotherapist collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and community agencies in the provision of care and discharge planning for patients and their families.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday Days

1. Graduate of a recognized, accredited OTA/PTA Certificate or Diploma program from an approved community college
2. Demonstrated knowledge and 2 recent years therapeutic experience within the last 5 years in the field of neurological rehabilitation with populations such as Spinal Cord, Stroke, and ABI
3. Demonstrated knowledge and 2 recent years therapeutic experience within the last 5 years with clients who have had an amputation/musculoskeletal injury
4. Demonstrated knowledge and 2 recent years therapeutic experience, within the last 5 years, in the area of complex seating/positioning for adults
5. Demonstrated knowledge in safety procedures/protocols with patients
6. Demonstrated ability to communicate a clear understanding of the OTA/PTA role and OT/PT services to client/family/staff as required
7. Demonstrated sound professional judgment and initiative based on training and
8. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
9. Demonstrated flexibility, communication, problem solving, organizational skills, conflict resolution skills and the ability to prioritize shared workload among many therapists
10. Demonstrated ability to perform repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, lifting and transferring using proper/safe body mechanics
11. Demonstrated computer skills in IWT, Microsoft office, Meditech (knowledge of ordering)
12. Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm in working with patients and their families
13. Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive work environment
14. Demonstrated commitment to continuing education/professional development and interest/commitment in supporting student educational opportunities

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All Internal applicants may apply online through the Careers website or by submitting a Competition Application Form. External applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.
This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

  • Article 30 (k) – CUPE Collective Agreement
  • Article 10.7 (d) – ONA Collective Agreement
  • Article 13.01 (b) (ii) – OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
  • Article 14.04 – OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
  • Article 2.07 and Article 13 – PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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