Job title :REHABILITATION ASSISTANT | LONG TERM CARE
Community :GRAND FORKS
Facility :HARDY VIEW LODGE
Status :RELIEF PART TIME (0.87 FTE)
Our Rehabilitation Assistant takes clinical direction from our Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist and carries out rehabilitative treatment plans and programs. Functioning as a member of the multidisciplinary team in meeting the needs of the residents and assisting the therapists in monitoring and evaluating residents’ progression. This position will provide temporary coverage to return of incumbent (date undetermined). Days of work are Mondays through Fridays.
What will you work on?
Hardy View Lodge, located in Grand Forks, BC, is an 80 bed, long-term care facility designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible. As the Rehabilitation Assistant you will be maintaining mobility and transfer, assisting the Occupational Therapist with wheel chair set ups, monitoring seating, and positioning. You’ll be involved in equipment management and group and/or individual exercise programs.
How will you create impact?
You are the eyes and ears for the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist who are there one to two days a week. Helping residents with quality of life and seating/positioning. You are a huge resource for the nurses and helping them understand equipment.
How will we help you grow?
During your Rehabilitation Assistant career working in the rural setting in general you will grow you get exposed to full scope practice and get to experience everything. You are able to work with the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist when identified areas of continued education or understanding is required. You’ll have opportunity to meet with vendors and learn on different equipment. Opportunities to apply to permanent employment openings via Interior Health’s internal recruitment job postings or revert to Casual employment to try different areas of work in acute or long-term care.
Who are we looking for?
Someone that works well with the elderly, flexible and self driven. The successful candidate will have completed a two year Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma. If you value being in a smaller West Kootenay community with ample recreational opportunities and this position sounds like a fit to you, we welcome receiving your application!
• Completion of a recognized, two-year Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program.
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