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Therapy Assistant LC

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Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) is an Acute Care hospital with over 1,100 beds. It is the Trauma Centre for Southern Alberta, Eastern British Columbia and Western Saskatchewan. FMC has a Neuro Tertiary Unit as well as the majority of In-Patient Neurological services in Calgary. This casual position will support rehabilitation on various teams, including Medicine, Neuro, Cardiovascular/Thoracics, Burns/Wounds. The caseload for all positions within the Allied Health department may be subject to change based on operational considerations. This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting and transferring of patients and/or equipment. The successful incumbent will show proficiencies in the following areas: Interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team. Self-direction and independent decision making, sound clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. Time management and prioritization skills, with a demonstrated ability to function effectively within a dynamic and challenging environment. Effective communication with a patient and family centered focus. Demonstrates problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills. Creating innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Demonstrates commitment to and participation in activities which promote professional and personal growth and development. Actively integrates patient and family centered care principles into own clinical practice. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the values of AHS - compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and safety.


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 LC
  • Union:
  • HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department:
  • Primary Location:
  • Foothills Medical Centre
  • Multi-Site:
  • Not Applicable
  • FTE:
  • 0.00
  • Posting End Date:
  • 29-JAN-2021
  • Employee Class:
  • Casual/Relief
  • Date Available:
  • 08-FEB-2021
  • Hours per Shift:
  • Varies
  • Length of Shift in weeks:
  • Varies
  • Shifts per cycle:
  • Varies
  • Shift Pattern:
  • Days, Weekends
  • Days Off:
  • Other
  • Minimum Salary:
  • $24.08
  • Maximum Salary:
  • $30.18
  • Vehicle Requirement:
  • Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Certification or Diploma from a recognized Therapy Assistant education program required. Experience within the last year completing OTA and/or PTA therapeutic interventions required. BLS for Health Care Providers Level C CPR certification issued within the last 12 months prior to commencement of employment. Ability to physically manage repetitive lifting, and transferring of patients and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience within the last year working with adults in an acute care hospital preferred.

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