Physiotherapy Assistant
VHA Home Healthcare
Toronto, ON
6d ago

Responsibilities

  • Assist / supervise the client with his / her individual prescribed exercise programs or ADL training
  • Assist / supervise client with walking, transfers, stairs, safe mobility, and positioning using proper body mechanics
  • Provide client / family education and support to address physical, functional and self-care needs as assigned
  • Assist with gross motor, fine motor and balance activities
  • Monitor and report changes in health status to the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist
  • Participate in program planning, quality improvement and evaluation
  • Document in the client record and collect required data as requested
  • Qualifications

    Diploma as an OTA / PTA from an accredited college program required.

    You have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience, preferably in the community working with geriatric clients with variable diagnoses and multiple co-morbidities.

    You are a skilled communicator and have a successful track record of coaching / mentoring clients to participate in a professional manner

    Current First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate required

    Evidence of continuous education

    Sound critical thinking, good judgement and problem-solving skills

    The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team

    Demonstrated understanding and practice of rehabilitation principles and techniques

    Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practices
  • Possess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to care-giving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Requires good judgement, problem solving and assessment abilities
  • A keen desire to learn
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