The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.
The NTHSSA - Fort Smith Region is responsible for the effective delivery of Primary and Emergent Health Care and Social Services to approximately 2,500 residents of Fort Smith and the surrounding area. The Regional facilities include one type C Health Facility and a 28 Bed Long Term Care Facility.
The Rehabilitation Assistant (RA) provides assistance to all clients while working under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist (PT), and Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). While the OT, PT, and SLP maintain responsibility for the overall services provided, the RA is responsible for providing care, as assigned by the rehabilitation professional. The RA is also responsible for communicating, coordinating, and planning for the rehabilitation team. The RA uses and monitors equipment and space to support service delivery and he/she participates in inventory control and supply management. The RA provides services within their scope and knowledge of practice. The RA is accountable for his/her own individual performance.
The duties of the position are carried out in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and Accreditation Canada Standards and Required Organizational Practice.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Graduation from a recognized college with a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant diploma.
Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
195 MCDOUGAL ROAD
FORT SMITH, NT X0E 0P0
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.