Rehabilitation Assistant

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Author pmnationtalk
Date July 7, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $26.49 - Per Hour
Location Vernon, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Rehabilitation Assistant

Competition #: 01419815
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Facility: VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL
Department: VJH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Reports To: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage: $26.49
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary
Interior Health’s Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) invites applications for the role of Rehabilitation Assistant (Rehab Assistant). VJH is looking for a knowledgeable Rehab Assistant with experience in carrying out rehabilitative treatment plans and programs and assisting Therapist in monitoring and evaluating patients/residents’ progression.

VJH is a 160 bed acute care hospital serving the growing communities within the North Okanagan region of approximately 80,000 residents. As a member of the VJH multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, carry out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan and/or program as directed by an Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist or Physiotherapist, such as strengthening, range of motion (ROM), ambulation training, self-care activities, life skills, work simulation, seating, positioning, auditory comprehension, reading, writing, and/or communication/oral therapy.

Reporting to the Occupational Therapy and/or Physiotherapy Professional Practice Leads, North Okanagan, you will draw upon your ability to contribute to the overall evaluation of the client by identifying and reporting verbally or in writing observable social, emotional, cognitive, physical and functional factors which might impact the client’s therapeutic program and progress; and observe and report cognitive and functional changes, concerns and/or changes to clients’ condition to the designated clinician.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees will receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, you have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans. Shifts when offered will be on a rotational basis 8 am to 4 pm.

At VJH and within the North Okanagan Long-Term Care and Community Rehabilitation teams you will find a seasoned, supportive and cohesive team that will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned vacation destination. We welcome receiving your application today!

Community Profile: Vernon’s small city charm melds with its year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it’s a morning on the greens or a day on a lake, this is the place where you become the hero of your own story. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with hiking and biking trails, lush orchards, and farmers markets galore! Once the snow flies, explore the winter carnival or strap on your downhill or cross-country skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star Mountain for some of the best winter recreation around. Vernon’s unique history, diversified economy, and attractive climate offer residents a highly desirable balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre.

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:
• Completion of a recognized, two-year Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program.
• Valid Driver’s License as required.

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 organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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