The internal posting has been extended until September 17, 2023 due to technical issues.
Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy – Orthopedic Clinic
BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy, and the Professional Practice Leader, Physiotherapy, and under the direction of the Therapists and in accordance with established policies, standards, and procedures, assists Therapists in the provision of patient care by setting up treatment equipment, preparing patients for treatment, assisting patients with assigned rehabilitative activities, adapting patient aides, and cleaning and maintaining equipment and supplies. Performs a variety of clerical duties such as typing, reception, and maintenance of charts and files utilizing computerized software programs.
What you’ll do
- Receive patients and escort them to the appropriate treatment area; assist Therapists in preparing patients for treatment by performing duties such as patient transfer, dressing and undressing.
- Assist patients with established rehabilitative activities such as mobility and strengthening exercises, respiratory care, gym and walking programs. Set up treatment equipment and oversee patients in exercise programs. Demonstrate the use of prescribed treatment/adaptive devices such as braces, crutches, wheelchairs and walkers for patients. Communicate to Therapist following treatment regarding patient’s behaviour, progress, concerns and/or changes to condition.
- Assist Therapists by fabricating a supply of splints for use by the therapists/nurses for adaptation to the specific patient. Assist Therapists with positioning during fabrication of splints that are moulded directly on the patient. Fabricate splint, delivering it to patient and direct patient, family and/or nurse on instruction under direction of Therapist.
- Assist Therapists in providing care by taking measurements required for fabrication of adaptive devices such as standard Ilizarov post-op knee extension and foot drop splints and fabricating according to samples. Fabricate custom positioning devices such as the fabric Greenville Binder based on measurements provided by the Therapist. Assess post-operative patients for clothing adaptations required for application of external fixators such as Ilizarov or Wagner frames.
What you bring
- Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You will also have the ability to:
- Type at 50 w.p.m.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Deal with others effectively.
- Operate related equipment.
- Organize work
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $30.06 /hr
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 150744E
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.
BCCH & BCW are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA, BCCH and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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