Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant Musculoskeletal and STAR
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON, CA
3d ago

Summary of Duties

  • Prepare, organize and conduct individual and group therapeutic activities with assigned patients under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.
  • Participate regularly in interprofessional care team, business and professional council meetings.
  • Directly supervise OTA / PTA students as assigned.
  • Complete clinical documentation and daily workload measurement.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of therapeutic supplies, assessment and resource forms, and kitchen supplies.
  • Provide preventive maintenance to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy equipment.
  • Ensure the on-going integrity and function of therapeutic equipment and treatment areas.
  • Conduct work in a safe manner; prevention, identification and reporting of safety issues and problems; taking corrective action, where possible;
  • attendance at safety meetings / training / updates in accordance with the Hospital’s standards.

    Please note : The above duties are representative but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

    Qualifications / Skills

  • Diploma from a recognized college for completion of the Occupational Therapist Assistant / Physiotherapist Assistant program or Diploma from a recognized Occupational Therapist Assistant or a Physiotherapist Assistant program and completion of the corresponding bridging program is required.
  • Excellent oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of rehabilitation principles and ability to communicate and work successfully in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated professional judgment and interpersonal skills in dealing with the patients their families, other health care team members and the community are equally essential skills.
  • Proven ability to be responsible for carrying out delegated tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Previous experience, preferably in a rehabilitation setting, is preferred.
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