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Physiotherapist/Occupational Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 21, 2022.

Physiotherapist/Occupational Assistant
Job Number: 100110
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Organization: Malignant Hema & Onco Day Serv
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 28.1628 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 28.7375
Post Date: Sep 22, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 29, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

C4 is an inpatient unit providing care for individuals with malignant hematological diseases. The primary modes of therapy are intensive chemotherapy, transfusion and antibiotic support for immunosuppression and stem cell transplantation.

Position Summary

As a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, the OTA/PTA will assist the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist on the unit in the provision of patient care, in both individual and group formats, in order to meet the varied
needs of the patients and their families. The OTA/PTA will practice under the guidance and direction of a qualified occupational therapist and/or physiotherapist. In addition, some equipment maintenance and procurement, organizational
duties and documentation are required. The OTA/PTA may have the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for OTA/PTA students and/or active involvement in other student educational activities. The OTA/PTA functions according to the job
description for OTA/PTA within the program.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

Qualifications

1. Post-secondary Certificate or Diploma from an accredited community college in both PT and OT Assistant programs
2. Demonstrated knowledge and recent hospital experience in the field of Hematology/Oncology and within a multidisciplinary team setting
3. Demonstrated knowledge of adaptive equipment and wheelchairs, grading and adapting activities, safe ambulation and transfer techniques, mobility aids, therapeutic exercise, a variety of OT and PT treatment modalities, self-care strategies to maintain/improve functional independence
4. Demonstrated effective and timely communication skills, both written and verbal

5. Demonstrated ability to communicate a clear understanding of the OTA/PTA role and OT/PT services to client/family/staff as required
6. Ability to function collaboratively as an integral member of the healthcare team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
7. Demonstrated ability to organize, plan work, problem solve and work independently within assigned caseload
8. Demonstrated sound professional judgment and initiative based on training and experience
9. Demonstrated flexibility, communication, problem solving, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize shared workload among several therapists
10. Demonstrated importance of patient and family-centred care approach in practice
11. Demonstrated ability to express respect and sensitivity towards patient population and families
12. Physically able to meet the demands of the job including walking, standing for prolonged periods of time, repetitive stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting plus transferring heavy patients

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

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