- Physiotherapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant certificate from an accredited college program
- Demonstrated understanding and practice of rehabilitation principles and techniques
- Knowledge of aids to daily living
- Demonstrated knowledge and physical ability to safely porter, lift and transfer patients
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Demonstrated ability to maintain effectiveness in varying situations and with different tasks
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, the transdisciplinary team, patients and families
- Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite computer skills
- Availability to work a flexible work schedule (days, evenings and weekends as required)
- Previous experience in a health care setting
- Must have MSK, trauma, general surgery and geriatrics experience
- Must be able to work in a fast pace environment with the interdisciplinary team
- Must be able to work every Friday and every other weekend
- Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
- An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
- Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
- Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors
Under the supervision and direction of a clinical professional:
- Assist patients with practicing activities of daily living.
- Assist with individual and group patient treatment programs e.g. application of hot/ice packs, wax splints.
- Assist with ambulation, routine group or individual exercise programs.
- Construct, adapt and provide equipment and materials for patient treatment programs, e.g. aids and adaptive clothing.
- Train patients in the use of various equipment e.g. computers, language materials, wheelchairs.
- Establish good rapport and trusting relationships with patients and families.
- Assist to transport, lift and transfer patients when needed.
- Prepare materials for patient assessment and treatment.
- Monitor, prepare and maintain equipment, treatment area and supplies.
- Participate in educating and training patients and caregivers in the use of devices.
- Prepare documentation, collect data and record as required.
- Participate in conferences/meetings as required.
- Cleaning of equipment in treatment area.
- Function as a team member to support patients to achieve their goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Participate in educating and training students.
At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our brand. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.