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Therapy Assistant

  • Full Time
  • calgary

Alberta Health Services

Your Opportunity:

Located in Calgary, the Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC) is an acute care hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient services. The PLC has over 600 inpatient beds, including Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, Women’s Health and Critical Care. The PLC is the Vascular Centre for Southern Alberta, Southwestern Saskatchewan and Southeastern British Columbia.

The Allied Health Department at the PLC is comprised of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Spiritual Care staff. These staff work as vital members of the interdisciplinary team to provide patient and family-centered care throughout the hospital. Under the supervision and direction of the Clinical Leaders and Allied Health Management, the Therapy Assistant is responsible for carrying out individual and group rehabilitation interventions as assigned by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists and speech language pathologists.

The successful applicant will provide services across Orthopedics, Medicine, and Surgery & Critical Care, on a rotational basis. This position also includes support work for the rehabilitation team, such as ordering supplies, preparing for rehabilitation groups, cleaning equipment, and answering phones. To be successful in this role, you will possess an understanding of how patients and family are at the center of care strategies to build inclusive environments that reflect the needs and supports required for the populations that we serve (ethno-cultural, equity-seeking, racialized, faith-based, LGBTQ2S+, vulnerable, marginalized, persons with disabilities, and persons of all age groups).



Description:

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.



Required Qualifications:

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

Additional Required Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:


Experience in the following areas preferred: Orthopedics, General Medicine, and Critical Care.Experience providing interventions assigned by multiple rehabilitation disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology) preferred.

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