Therapy Assistant

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The South Health Campus (SHC) is more than just a “hospital”, it is a campus environment and includes inpatient, outpatient, and wellness services, as well as prevention and public health learning opportunities for the community. The campus also includes a YMCA and retail services. The SHC has four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient and Family Centered Care, and Innovation. These pillars are guiding the development and delivery of service to all patients and families at SHC. The Allied Health Department works collaboratively with all the clinical teams spread across the South Health Campus. The primary caseload for this Therapy Assistant position is on the In-Patient Medical Care Units. The Therapy Assistant may also be required to cover wound care, the ICU, group exercise classes, Orthopedics, Recreation Therapy, group teaching classes and other acute care units based on operational needs. Under the general supervision from the Allied Health Assistant Manager this position also involves performing various department support functions and providing direct patient care as directed by the Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Recreation Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting and transferring of patients and or equipment. The caseload for all positions within the Allied Health department may be subject to change based on operational considerations. Please note this position involves weekend shifts as per rotations.

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 LC
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: SHC Physiotherapy
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 28-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $24.08
Maximum Salary: $30.18
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Alberta Heart and Stroke: Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider. Experience working as a Therapy Assistant in an adult acute care environment in the past year with a dedicated caseload of in-patient medical or surgical patients.

Preferred Qualifications:
2 years’ experience working as a Therapy Assistant in an adult acute care environment in the past 3 years with a dedicated caseload of in-patient medical, surgical or critical care patients.