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Job Title:
Physiotherapy Support Worker & Occupational Support Worker

Posted Date:
7/8/2019
Closing Date:
1/11/2020
Functional Discipline:
General Application
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Physiotherapy Support Worker & Occupational Support Worker
St. John's City Hospitals
Temporary, Call-In
Multiple Positions
Hoursbased on the needs of the department
SalaryCG-28 ($23.89 - $26.47)
Competition NumberGENERAL161
Posted Date15 May 2019
Closing DateOpened Until Filled


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
Physiotherapy Support Worker
Working in collaboration with, and under the clinical direction and supervision of the Physiotherapists to provide Physiotherapy Services to patients.

The Physiotherapist Support Worker must be able to utilize clinical judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills; follow ethical guidelines; function within the delegated scope of practice responsibilities; comply with legal requirements; and demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with others to meet patient goals and overall delivery of physiotherapy services.

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.

Occupational Support Worker
The Occupational Therapy Support Worker (OTSW) will work under the clinical direction and supervision of the Clinical Occupational Therapists in Acute care to provide Occupational Therapy Services to clients.

The Occupational Therapy Support Worker must be able to utilize clinical judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills; follow ethical guidelines; function within scope of practice responsibilities; comply with legal requirements; and demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with others to meet patient goals and overall delivery of occupational therapy services.

The Occupational Therapy Support Worker's duties include: maintaining an inventory of wheelchairs, seating components, bathroom equipment and other adaptive aids, ordering supplies and equipment setting up seating systems for individual patients under the direction of the occupational therapist, and occasionally fabricating adaptive equipment. The Occupational Therapy Support Worker will carry out individual and groups interventions with clients as directed by the occupational therapist, engaging clients in day to day occupations in self-care productivity and leisure.
This position reports to the Division Manager and maintains accountability to the Regional Professional Practice Consultant for Occupational Therapy 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
Graduation from High School or equivalent.
Successful completion of an approved/recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.


Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

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: employment@easternhealth.ca. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.


EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.