Occupational / Physiotherapy Assistant (3029)

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BARGAINING UNIT: CUPE

ZONE: Zone 4 -Northwest

FACILITY: Grand Falls General Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Occupational Therapy

CLASSIFICATION: Occupational / Physiotherapy Assistant (3029)

STATUS: Permanent part-time

FTE:

0.8

ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible

HOURS OF WORK:

8-hour shifts - Monday to Thursday

Work schedulemay be changed to meet operational needs.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the authority of the department manager or delegate, the occupational therapy assistant helps health professionals by performing various clinical and technical duties related to treatment to restore, maintain or enhance patients' level of functional independence. Work can be performed with or without a health professional present after the necessary instructions are given. The incumbent must also order, prepare, organize and clean equipment and supplies; they must ensure that the workplace is clean and tidy. Work also involves taking part in planning and conducting activities for the department or programs and may include quality improvement and risk management activities, collection of statistics, orientation of new employees and clinical training of students. The incumbent works with a hospitalized and/or ambulatory population of any age. The incumbent could be asked to travel to another hospital facility in Zone 4 to provide services.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED);
  • Additional rehabilitation techniques course of over one year and up to two years;
  • Recent work experience in direct patient care, including the use of electrotherapy methods and goniometric measurements would be an asset;
  • Recognized CPR course or willingness to complete course;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Initiative, sound judgment, and sense of responsibility;
  • Effective time management skills and concern for clients;
  • Brief description of desired position and explanation of interest in position;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Physical ability to perform assigned work;
  • Good work history (performance and attendance);
  • Adherence to professional ethical principles, to the Network's management philosophy and to organizational values;
  • Compliance with the rules of confidentiality set by Vitalité Health Network.

Written and spoken competence in French and spoken competence in English are required.

  • The above requirements may be verified through oral, written or practical tests during the selection process.
  • Should there be no fully qualified applicants, this position will not necessarily be reposted. If you wish to be considered for this position and meet most of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply at this time.
  • The employer reserves the right to shorten or extend temporary assignments for operational reasons.
  • We thank all applicants. However, only those selected will be contacted.

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