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OT/PT Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 1, 2022.

St. Peter’s Restorative Care serves the rehabilitation needs of adults with a multiple medical and/or functionally complex condition(s) which may include stroke or orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis or fracture, or deconditioning. The patient has clearly defined goals that can realistically be attained within an average 45-60 day length of stay, and is expected to benefit from interventions provided by an interprofessional team which are directed toward discharge home by helping patients reach their maximum level of functioning, independence and comfort. Typical patient goals may include enhancing ability to manage activities of daily living (ADL), mobility, wheelchair seating, continence, communication and adaptation to an altered level of functioning.

The Occupational therapist assistant/physiotherapist assistant (OTA/PTA) functions as part of the Restorative Care interprofessional team. The OTA/PTA assumes responsibility and accountability for the specific tasks that are assigned by the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.

  1. Graduate of post-secondary school/accredited college for Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physiotherapy Assistants (must have dual certification)
  2. Credentials with education obtained post 2011, must have received education for OT/PT assistant from an accredited program
  3. One years experience preferred
  4. Technical wheelchair skills preferred
  5. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work in a chronic care hospital setting with an older adult patient population
  6. Current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology related to adults
  7. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including documenting in the electronic health record
  8. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interprofessional team
  9. Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including the use of optimal body mechanics during lifts, transfers and bedside treatment
  10. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to adapt communication to needs of the clinical population.
  11. Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize assigned tasks, and requests from multiple therapists.
  12. Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and independently able to manage own time and complete assigned tasks.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work with patients individually or as a group
  14. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  15. Willingness to supervise, instruct and evaluate OTA/PTA students

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career’s Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS – Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement