Rehabilitation Assistant
University Health Network
Hamilton, Ontario, CA
5d ago

Altum Health is a department within the University Health Network with over 300 employees across several sites (Toronto, Cambridge, Barrie, Hamilton, Oakville, Ajax, Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton and Scarborough).

We offer a full continuum of prevention, rehabilitation, and health care services to third party payors and individuals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), employers, and insurers.

At Altum Health, we believe in providing The Right Care. Always. by offering client-centered services that address the physical, psychosocial, and behavioral issues related to injury or illness.

We actively participate in outcomes data collection, analysis and reporting, continuous quality improvement and the education and training of the next generation of health and service professionals.

Altum Health services prevent and manage acute and chronic injury as well as co-morbid conditions and integrate clients back into the workplace and home life.

Our services result in positive outcomes and value to our clients and customers.

Altum Health Hamilton is currently seeking a PHYSIOTHERAPY / OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT to join our team! As an integral member of Altum Health’s clinical team, the Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing support to the clinicians and clinical services / facilities, under the assignment and delegation of the regulated health care professionals.

  • Key responsibilities include : ensuring all clinical areas are safe, clean, maintained and stocked with appropriate supplies at all times;
  • supervising clients during their treatment activities under therapist supervision and ensuring clients perform prescribed activities in an appropriate and safe manner;
  • maintaining communication with supervising therapist regarding patient progress; using modalities as prescribed by the physiotherapist / occupational therapist.

  • In addition the position will also entail providing administrative support as required. These duties will include maintaining accurate and timely data regarding tracking of clinical visits, maintaining therapist schedules, facilitating supply and small equipment purchases, performing data entry to capture clinical visits and activities, and other support activities;
  • and performing cross-functional and / or other administrative duties as needed which will ensure that the program functions efficiently on a daily basis.

    Travel between both Hamilton sites (Centennial & Queensdale) may be required.


  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant certificate program
  • Up to One (1) year of relevant experience
  • Ability to solve problems and seek guidance of supervising staff when appropriate
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with difficult conversations and situations
  • Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in the provision of PT / OT treatments
  • Ability to function within an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to function in a stressful environment while maintaining professional demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone, data entry / computer systems skills and word processing skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Environment (word, excel, outlook)
  • Possesses appropriate and effective written, oral and non-verbal communication with patients, families, colleagues, and insurance carriers (i.
  • e. WSIB and MVA case managers)

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
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