Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)
Work Site: Home Health, Three Bridges Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $23.23 - $25.17 per hour
Days off: Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays
Come work as a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the Home Health team at Three Bridges Community Health Centre. Apply today to join our team!
As a Rehabilitation Assistant with VCH you will:
Provide assigned physical / occupational therapy therapeutic interventions.
Assist 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.
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.
Three Bridges serves the Downtown, West End, Coal Harbour, Yaletown and Fairview Slopes areas.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Completion of a recognized Diploma level Rehabilitation Assistant Program with Occupational and Physical therapy components plus one (1) year's recent, related experience working with target population.
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
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.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.