Therapy Assistant - Inpatient Neurosciences

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Occupational Therapy/Physio
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00116854 Requisition #
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The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, renal, critical care, burns, emergency, transplant and trauma. This Therapy Assistant position will support patients specifically who are within the neurosciences team but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas as required. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our formal professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing informal reflective practice and mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals.

Description:

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: UA-Occupational Therapy N-EDM
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 18-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 28-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 02-NOV-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $24.08
  • Maximum Salary: $30.18
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

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

Additional Required Qualifications:

Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Your quality of work must meet departmental and organizational expectations. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude whose work aligns with AHS Values. You must be able to act quickly and decisively using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and is able to prioritize and complete assigned tasks. You have effective teaching skills for students and other professionals. You have knowledge and experience supporting Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in both individual and group treatment plans. Up to date with therapy assistant continuing competency program.

Preferred Qualifications:

One (1) year directly related experience is preferred. Previous experience working in the Edmonton Zone acute care. Equipment repairs and inventory management knowledge is an asset. Experience supporting Recreation and Speech Language Therapists an asset. Basic computer skills, and familiarity with Netcare, Outlook and other electronic medical records are preferred. Membership with Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta preferred.

Please note:

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

Important:

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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