Rehabilitation Assistant – Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy

Vancouver Coastal Health - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Work Site:
Additional Sites:
Home Health, Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC

Pender Community Health Centre - Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $23.23 - $25.17 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off
Reference#: 121755-jmc

ABOUT HOME HEALTH PROGRAMS:
Home Health programs provide a range of health care and support services to people living in the community who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.

THE CLIENT POPULATION:
Home Health clients typically have on-going health issues and/or complex personal and/or social issues, requiring care planning and coordination of appropriate resources. Clients include frail elderly, younger clients with disabilities, and adults with chronic illnesses requiring supports to maintain/promote independence. Robert and Lily Lee Family serves the Grandview, Woodlands and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods. Pender serves Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods.

JOB SUMMARY:
Within the context of a client and family centred care model, this position functions under the operational supervision of the Manager or Team Leader and the work direction of a licensed designated occupational therapist or physiotherapist to work as a member of the health care team. Provides assigned physical / occupational therapy therapeutic interventions; assists in modification of OT/ PT care plans and facilitates transition to community programs in order to enable clients to maximize potential for independence. Provides functional direction to family, reports relevant observations of client's condition in writing or by utilizing basic computer literacy, manages equipment safety and inventory.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education & Experience

Completion of a recognized Diploma level Rehabilitation Assistant Program with Occupational and Physical therapy components
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.

Knowledge & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Computer literacy skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
Ability to analyze and solve problems.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
Ability to motivate clients and to encourage progression through therapeutic goals
Demonstrated ability to provide self-care instruction and education

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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