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Job Title:
Physiotherapy Support Worker

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Regional Medicine Program
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Clarenville GB Cross Hospital

Physiotherapy Support Worker
Regional Medicine Program
Temporary Call In
HoursBased on the needs of the department
SalaryCG28, ($23.89 - $26.47)
Competition Number2020000801
Posted Date13 February 2020
Closing Date20 February 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Physiotherapy Support Worker works in collaboration with, and under the clinical direction and supervision, of Physiotherapists to provide Physiotherapy Services to patients. Work may include preparing the patient, treatment area and equipment for the Clinical Physiotherapist; preparing, applying and removing modalities as per Clinical Physiotherapist direction; applying and removing braces, splints, prosthesis; and performing other related duties as required. The Physiotherapy Support Worker assists clients to reach functional goals by carrying out delegated therapeutic work in the treatment of persons with movement dysfunctions as a result of illness, injury or other disability.

This position maintains accountability to the division manager of the assigned service, the Clinical Physiotherapists and Regional Professional Practice Consultant for professional integrity and practice issues.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Regularly lifts or moves objects less than 10 lbs., up to 25 lbs. and lifts and moves patients, limbs (or may utilize a mechanical lift) for exercises.
Regularly, there is a requirement to physically handle materials for the set up and running of activities.
Regularly required to stand or walk for extended periods and occasionally required to drive to clients' homes or community buildings to assist with therapy or to facilitate activities.
Regularly a variety of body postures including working in awkward or cramped positions, bending, kneeling and stretching and sometimes strength and endurance is required.
Occasionally operates machinery, equipment, and hand tools that require controlled fine finger work and precision. Visual and Auditory concentration is required.

Job Qualifications
Successful completion of an approved/recognized Physiotherapist Assistant or Rehabilitation Assistant Program is required.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to meet patient goals and overall delivery of Physiotherapy services.
Ability to utilize clinical judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE HS Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE HS Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.