PT/OT Assistant
CBI Health Group
Red Deer County, AB, CA
1d ago

Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy Assistant Red Deer - McKenzie

Our CBI Health Centre is looking for a full-time PT / OT Assistant to complement our talented interdisciplinary team at our Red Deer - McKenzie location.

This function is responsible for assisting the registered physiotherapist / occupational therapist in the provision of appropriate physiotherapy / occupational therapy treatment.

The physiotherapy / occupational therapy assistant will be directed in his / her duties by the physiotherapist / occupational therapist and will provide such services as his / her training and expertise permit.

All services will be delivered in accordance with the guidelines and clinical quality standards established by CBI Health.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities :

  • Greets clients and shows them to a treatment room
  • Acts as a liaison between the client and physiotherapist
  • Performs specific modality treatment techniques as directed by the physiotherapist :
  • Ultrasound , TENS , EMS , Wax application , Hot packs , Ice , IFC
  • Checks on clients during treatment to determine level of comfort
  • Communicates immediately with the physiotherapist if a problem arises regarding the client’s comfort or tolerance to the treatment technique being delivered by the PTA
  • Cleans and tidies room between clients, changes pillow cases and wipes down beds
  • Pulls daily client charts in preparation for physiotherapists
  • Completes appropriate information on CBI forms as directed by the physiotherapist
  • Performs laundry duties to ensure facility has a supply of clean towels, pillowcases, gowns etc.
  • Participates in the provision of the CBI client education programs as required
  • Performs front desk / reception and other administrative duties as requested by Facility Manager
  • Keeps up to date with all the emergency plans and evacuation procedures for his / her facility location and participates in regular practice drills;
  • Upgrades his / her clinical knowledge and skills through participation in continuing education.
  • Knowledge Skills and Attributes Requirements :

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy Assistant Program from a recognized educational facility or on the job training
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate well internally and externally;
  • Demonstrates a caring attitude towards patients
  • Willing to follow direction from the physiotherapist
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills.
  • About CBI Health Group :

    For over 40 years, CBI has been working every day to improve the health and enrich the lives of Canadians.

    As Canada’s largest provider of community healthcare services, CBI is made up of over 13,000 physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, behavioural therapists, administrators, and professionals.

    CBI is set apart by the unique ability to work as an integrated network to foster ongoing learning, enhance best practices, improve access to care for all Canadians and achieve the best outcomes possible for our clients.

    With a talented, interdisciplinary team of caregivers and professionals, CBI provides the right services, in the right place, at the right time.

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