BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Reference # 71158
Regular Full Time
Wage: $25.03 Per Hour
4500 Oak Street
Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy, and the Professional Practice Leader, Physiotherapy, and under the direction of the Therapists and in accordance with established policies, standards, and procedures, assists Therapists in the provision of patient care by setting up treatment equipment, preparing patients for treatment, assisting patients with assigned rehabilitative activities, adapting patient aides, and cleaning and maintaining equipment and supplies. Performs a variety of clerical duties such as typing, reception, and maintenance of charts and files utilizing computerized software programs.
- Receives patients and escorts them to the appropriate treatment area, and assists Therapists in preparing patients for treatment by performing duties such as patient transfer, dressing, undressing.
- Assists patients with established rehabilitative activities such as mobility and strengthening exercises, respiratory care, gym program and walking programs. Sets up treatment equipment; and oversees patients in exercise programs. Demonstrates the use of prescribed treatment/adaptive devices such as braces, crutches, wheelchairs and walkers for patients. Communicates to Therapist following treatment regarding patient’s behaviour, progress, concerns and/or changes to condition.
- Assists Therapists by fabricating a supply of splints for use by the therapists/nurses for adaptation to the specific patient. Assists Therapists with positioning during fabrication of splints that are moulded directly on the patient. Fabricates splint, delivers it to patient and directs patient, family and/or nurse on instruction under direction of Therapist.
- Assists Therapists in providing care by performing duties such as taking measurements required for fabrication of adaptive devices such as standard Ilizarov post-op knee extension and foot drop splints and fabricating according to samples. Fabricates custom positioning devices such as the fabric Greenville Binder based on measurements provided by Therapist. Assesses post operative patient for clothing adaptations required for application of external fixators such as Ilizarov or Wagner frames.
- Assists Therapists with planning and organization of group activities for inpatient groups such as gym groups and cooking groups by performing duties such as ordering materials, escorting patients, setting up materials and assisting with treatment.
Education, Training and Experience
- Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program plus one (1) year's recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to type at 50 w.p.m.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
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