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Therapy Assistant

Alberta Health Services

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted June 11, 2021.

Your Opportunity: The Therapy Assistant reports to the manager and has clinical assignment, monitoring and evaluation from an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist.

The Therapy Assistant contributes to effective and efficient rehabilitation services across the health continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness/disease, end of life).

Description: As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist.

You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision.

This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams.

You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency.

You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.

Classification: Therapy Assistant Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH Department: CH-Community Occup Ther-EDM Primary Location: Fort Saskatchewan Comm Hosp Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 1.00 Posting End Date: 25-JAN-2021 Employee Class: Regular Full Time Date Available: 04-FEB-2021 Hours per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift in weeks: 60 Shifts per cycle: 12 Shift Pattern: Days Days Off: Saturday/Sunday Minimum Salary: $24.08 Maximum Salary: $30.18 Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable Required Qualifications: Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications: Strives for excellence in professional practice using self-reflection, evidence and goal setting to guide development and growth.

Practices in alignment with professional standards, ethics, regulation, legislation and AHS requirements.

Pursues ongoing reflective practice, skill development, continuous learning, critical thinking and innovation, and support team members.

Preferred Qualifications: Membership in Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada or Canadian Association of Occupation Therapists, preferred.

Relevant experience in rehabilitation setting or applicable health care setting is an asset.