Full-Time, Temporary (Approx. 19 months)

Reporting to the Manager of Allied Health, the Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant’s primary responsibility is to carry out patient treatment as directed by the supervising Occupational Therapist and/or Physiotherapist on the Medicine Unit. The PTA/OTA will work with the patients, their family and the health care team to help rehabilitate each patient to achieve his/her maximum functional level through planned therapeutic programs. Other duties associated with patient care include preparing and tidying the treatment area and the maintenance of departmental supplies and laundry.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Two Year Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification (Diploma) from a recognized Canadian Community College
  • Minimum of 2 years recent related experience as a PTA/OTA in adult physical medicine including General Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics
  • CPR certification beneficial
  • Flexibility – may be asked to perform tasks in another areas/hospital sites
  • Proficient in Cerner, Word, and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to practice effectively in an inter-professional collaborative environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving and innovation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize responsibilities and tasks also able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Physical ability to do job duties as assigned; demonstrated knowledge of body mechanics to prevent musculoskeletal injuries including knowledge of safe lifting techniques
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education
    Availabilily for all shifts, including weekends; and multi-site coverage when required
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-03-28
Closing Date: 2022-04-03

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