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Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 19, 2022.

Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist Assistant
Job Number: 99994
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: 0.01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 28.1628 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 28.7375
Post Date: Sep 20, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 27, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Ward E4 is a 24 bed active Surgical Unit consisting of surgical patients (colorectal, hepatobiliary and general surgery patients). E4 has the ability to accommodate 3 patients in an Observational Room. Remote Telemetry and SPO2 monitoring is available. The care on E4 is provided utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach dedicated to the principles of patient and family-centered care.

Position Summary

Supervises or assists patients with treatment activities, both individual and group under the direction of a qualified Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Acts a preceptor for OTA/PTA students from accredited community colleges.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days


1. Graduate of a recognized accredited OTA/PTA program and from a recognized college as approved by HHS
2. Must hold post secondary Certificate from a recognized Community College in both OT and PT Assistant Program
3. Recent experience working with patients in a healthcare or related environment is required, eg. within the last 2 years
4. Must demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal
5. Must be able to work independently following established guidelines and instructions from a Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
6. Must have experience working in/with a multidisciplinary team
7. Experience in organizing and leading groups is preferred
8. Must demonstrate good problem-solving skills
9. Must demonstrate creativity with meeting patient needs

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