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Physiotherapy Assistant

Location: Toronto
Job Code: 6419
Status: PARTTIME

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

Updated immunization record, clear criminal background check and Vulnerable sector check is required upon hire

Saint Elizabeth is an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, known for its track record of social innovation, applied research and breakthrough clinical practices in home and community care. Our team of 7,000 nurses, rehab therapists, and personal support workers deliver more than six million health care visits annually.

Our Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the advancement of knowledge and charitable initiatives in home and community care.

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a key member of the Saint Elizabeth clinical team the OTA/PTA will work with clients to increase their health and wellness. The suitable OTA/ PTA will be able to work well independently and in a team, they will be customer service focused, and have great people skills. We are currently seeking OTA/PTA for a transitional facility in downtown Toronto.

Responsibilities:

Assist the supervising physiotherapist in performing various components of the treatment plans for individuals with a transitional Fcaility

Perform various treatments as prescribed and directed by the supervising Physiotherapist including but not limited to gait training, balance exercises, transfer training, range of motion, strengthening, application of modalities. (i.e. heat, ice, ultrasound, TENS)

Deliver dynamic, safe and therapeutically beneficial exercise classes for groups of residents

Set up and prepare equipment and clean up after residents’ treatments

Ensure that the resident gym and treatment areas are safe and tidy

Maintain regular ongoing communication with the physiotherapist regarding any changes or concerns about a resident’s status or treatment interventions

Requirements:

Completed or in the process of completing a OTA/PTA Diploma.

Knowledge of adaptive equipment, gait aids and wheelchairs.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic fast paced environment.

Ability to perform repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, lifting and transferring using proper/safe body mechanics.

BCLS and CPR certificate.

Availability to work flexible hours

Vulnerable sector check (current)

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