The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, orthopedics, renal, critical care, burns, transplant and trauma inpatient programs as well as the vast number of ambulatory clinics. This position is part of the centralized Allied Health Program responsible for the adult patient population and will support patients specifically who are within the Cardiac Sciences service area but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas on the hospital campus as indicated. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our monthly professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing professional growth and quality improvement and encourages mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals on site. The University of Alberta Hospital is centrally located in the capital city, the heart of the academic campus, Old Strathcona and the beautiful river valley. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing secure bike storage, a Light Rail Transit Station, the Pulse Fitness Centre and other ReVitalize activities. Occasional weekend is required, the schedule may be negotiable. Please ensure your profile concisely outlines your qualifications, experiences and interests in this position. Additional inquiries can be directed to 780-407-6401.
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: UA-Physiotherapy CT-EDM
Primary Location: Mazankowski Heart Institute
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 24-JAN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 03-FEB-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $24.08
Maximum Salary: $30.18
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Your quality of work must meet departmental and organizational expectations. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude whose work aligns with AHS Values. You must have better than basic computer skills and aptidue to learn in an electronic health record. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and is able to prioritize and complete assigned tasks. You have knowledge and experience supporting Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in both individual and group treatment plans. You have effectively mentored 1-2 students in the last three years. You have knowledge and 1 year experience supporting Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in both individual and group treatment plans, in an acute care setting within the cardiac sciences and critical care patient population. Please include your current Therapy Assistant Continuing Competency Plan.
One (1) year directly related experience is preferred. Previous experience working in the Edmonton Zone acute care. VAD certification and CVICU experience is an asset. Equipment repairs and inventory management knowledge is an asset. Experience supporting Recreation and Speech Language Therapists an asset. Basic computer skills, and familiarity with Netcare, Outlook, Connect Care and other electronic medical records are preferred.