Health Disciplines has an opportunity for a
PHYSIOTHERAPIST ASSISTANT (DUAL-TRAINED)
SEIU Service Hourly Rate : $25.4197 - $28.0575
The Occupational Therapy Assistant / Physiotherapy Assistant (OTA / PTA), working in Health Disciplines, provides clinical care to various hospital clients, both inpatient and outpatient.
The OTA / PTAs take instruction from and are supervised by individual Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to) :
Carries out Ambulation & Transfer training, Activities of Daily Living ( ADL’) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living ( IADL’) for clients
Carries out Upper Extremity program / Lower Extremity program, Range of Motion / stretching program, mobility training, transfer training, cognitive training, functional treatment, exercise classes, group treatment and educational treatment for clients and / or caregivers
Provides indirect care like sewing modification, adaptive clothing, positioning devices, environmental modification (e.
g. rearranging furniture), wheelchair / walker modification, inventory check / maintaining equipment
Delivers outreach and telemedicine programming as assigned
Assists clients in purchasing equipment
Participates in supervision of OTA / PTA students and volunteers
Qualifications (include but are not limited to) :
Occupational Therapist Assistant / Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA / PTA) diploma from an accredited College program; or Physiotherapy Assistant or Occupational Therapist Assistant program with the corresponding bridging program
Recent and related experience, preferably in a dual role (within the last six (6) months) or a 30-hour refresher course completed no later than December 31, 2015
Recent related rehabilitation experience with older adult populations with various conditions (orthopaedic, neurological, musculoskeletal, mental health, etc.) preferred
Knowledge of Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy areas of practice including activities of daily of living, assistive devices, home safety and energy conservation, transfers and ambulation
Knowledge of and skill in providing a range of interventions geared to improving and maintaining function through the use of groups or one-on-one basis
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills
Advanced computer skills Meditech, MDS, SERS, Microsoft Word and Excel, NRS / FIM preferred, experience with telemedicine preferred