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Occupational Therapy/Physio
Alberta Health Services
ALB00045394 Requisition #
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Hanna, located 199 km from Red Deer, with a population of 2,673, offers its residents a friendly, safe, and small town lifestyle, while also benefitting from the wide variety of recreational facilities and amenities within the town. The Hanna Health Centre is comprised of a 24-hour Emergency Department, a 17 bed Acute Care ward, and a 61 bed Long Term Care facility. The Hanna health care team more than just believe in the AHS values, they live them every day, while providing excellent health care to the rural community. The successful candidate will work under the supervision and direction of the Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist, and will be responsible for performing patient treatments in the Hanna Home Care program. These treatments will include: equipment management, exercise programs, lifting/transferring of patients, and assisting with ADLs, with a focus on patients returning/thriving to their home environments. The successful candidate for Therapy Assistant position will demonstrate good communication skills and an ability to work well independently. In addition, integrate as part of an interdisciplinary team under flexible demands, to contribute positively to the work of their inter-professional health team. They will have the ability to manage multiple tasks and/or patients’, will prioritize/organize the daily work schedule in order to manage patient caseload responsibilities. An excellent attendance record, reliability, and personal suitability must be demonstrated through your employment references. The successful candidate will use client centered practices to engage clients, families, and caregivers.


As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.

  • Classification: Therapy Assistant
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Occupational Therapy LTC
  • Primary Location: Hanna Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.90
  • Posting End Date: 19-JUL-2018
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 29-JUL-2018
  • Temporary End Date: 14-JAN-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 9
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $24.08
  • Maximum Salary: $30.18
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Post-secondary certificate or diploma from an approved Physical Therapy Assistant program or Occupational Therapy Assistant program. The incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision and have a good understanding of scope of practice. Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional, courteous manner are essential, as well as the ability to provide relevant verbal/written feedback. Basic computer skills are required. A Driver’s license and vehicle required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working as a Physical Therapy or an Occupational Therapy assistant is an asset. Additional computer skills are an asset. Established skill set with Microsoft office, Outlook and Meditech is preferred.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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