Rehabilitation Assistant - Nursing, OT, PT-ridge Meadows Hospital (Rmh) Job in Maple Ridge for Fraser Health Authority | Jobs.ca
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Rehabilitation Assistant - Nursing, OT, PT-ridge Meadows Hospital (Rmh)

May 18 2024
Expected expiry date: May 18 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, HR, Training, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Maple Ridge, BC | Pitt Meadows, BC • Part time
Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $30.96 - $30.96 / hour
Come work with us!

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

Our team of 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Part Time – Rehabilitation Assistant - OT, PT to join our team at Ridge Meadows Hospital  located in Maple Ridge , B.C. We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service.

Come work with us!

Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

  

Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

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Detailed Overview

In accordance with the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Rehabilitation Assistant works under the direction of a professional nurse (Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist in cooperation with the interprofessional care team, and following established care plans and person-centered care. The Rehabilitation Assistant implements treatment plans under an assignment of task by PT or OT, or under the direction of nursing, and assists in monitoring patient progress through observation and reporting to appropriate team member.


Responsibilities

  1. Carries out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan under an assignment of task by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist, such as activities of daily living, mobility, and strengthening and balancing exercises.
  2. Carries out designated components of the treatment plan related to mobility under the direction of nursing
  3. Observes and reports to appropriate team member cognitive and functional changes in patient ability or behaviour that may warrant a progression or regression of the treatment plan; progresses treatment plan within the parameters established by the nurse or therapist; documents for the health record according to established procedures.
  4. As part of a multidisciplinary team and in consultation with the nurse and/or therapist, provides input into the planning, implementation, modification, and evaluation of the treatment plan.
  5. Performs various tests as assigned by PT or OT such as Berg Balance, Timed Up and Go (TUG), and six-minute walk test. Records and reports relevant data for interpretation by the therapist.
  6. Prepares and applies therapeutic treatment modalities as assigned by PT or OT such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), hot packs, ice, and wax treatments.
  7. Provides functional skills training to patients and families in activities of daily living, mobility and communication; demonstrates the use of assistive devices as assigned by PT or OT. Assists with power and manual wheelchair mobility training.
  8. Provides training to patients and families in mobility and demonstrates the use of assistive devices directed by nursing
  9. Assists PT or OT in the fabrication and modifications of splints, seating and exercise devices, mobility and assistive devices. Sets up and adapts equipment such as changing wheelchair backs and adjusting wheelchair height.
  10. Maintains therapy equipment and supplies by methods such as cleaning equipment and maintaining inventories; provides input regarding purchase of new equipment and supplies, general maintenance and repair of equipment.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Education and Experience

Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to deal with others effectively.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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