Rehabilitation Assistant - Rehabilitation Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Kentville, Nova Scotia, CA
2d ago

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Ambulatory Care & Rehabilitation Services, the Rehabilitation Assistant participates in the provision of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of patients / clients.

As a member of the team, the Rehabilitation Assistant participates in the overall plan of care by gathering information and providing occupational therapy and physiotherapy interventions and education under the supervision of and as assigned by the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, respectively.

The Rehabilitation Assistant provides care in collaboration with the patient / client, family, care providers and other health team members throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness.

The Rehabilitation Assistant participates in the provision of safe, competent, patient / client and family centred, ethical care, ensuring the goals and needs of the patient / client are prioritized and individualized.

The Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for specific, assigned occupational therapy and physiotherapy services, matching with their training, skill, knowledge, and ability.

The Rehabilitation Assistant ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver


  • Graduation from an OTA / PTA Program recognized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • First Aid and CPR and WHMIS certification
  • General Knowledge of occupational therapy and physiotherapy practice.
  • Specific knowledge of occupational therapy and physiotherapy assistant practice.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices, and organizational health.
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility
  • Demonstrated observation, assessment, judgment, critical thinking, and decision making skills
  • Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client / partner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills such as active listening and appropriate assertiveness.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills with the patient / client at the centre.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated report writing, documentation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training and instruction.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Commitment to health and safety.
  • Demonstrated planning, organization, and time management skills.
  • Travel within the district may be required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • PLEASE NOTE : Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.

    Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

    Hours of Work

  • Two (2) Permanent, Part-time (50%) positions; 37.5 hours bi-weekly
  • Monday - Friday including weekend and holiday coverage
  • Salary Information

    $24.8116 - $26.5463 / hourly

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