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Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA), Career Opportunity in Windsor, Ontario

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Job Summary:

The Occupational/Physiotherapist assistant (OTA/PTA) under the direction of a Directing Therapist, provides therapy services to individuals in the home within the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards and quality & risk management. Collaborates with members of the health care team to meet the needs of individuals to attain an optimal level of functional and physical independence and well-being in their home environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs the activities of daily living and associated exercises as directed by the therapist. Activities/responsibilities may include:
  • Verifying client information by interviewing client under the direction of a therapist
  • Reviewing medical history
  • Confirm purpose of care plan with the Directing Occupational Therapist /Physiotherapist
  • Collaborates with patients to improve their quality of life by helping them compensate for limitations, such as, teaching patients to dress themselves independently, bathe themselves, to prepare meals and/or to access community resources to increase their independence
  • The OTA/PTA will follow a care plan (treatment plan) completed by the Directing Therapist. Focus on a holistic approach that assists the patient to reach their goals. For example
  • Activities of daily living
  • Use of equipment (patient assisted devices and modify the home environment to ensure patient safety and independence
  • Safe transfers in the home environment
  • Exercise program (optimize functional and physical abilities to improve strength and endurance)
  • Monitor and report patient outcomes to the Directing Therapist
  • Under the Direction of the Therapist will perform standardized functional and physical assessments (i.e. Berg balance scale)

Qualifications:

  • Diploma for Occupational / Physiotherapist Assistant program (accredited college) and/or Kinesiology degree and/or
  • Certificate in health related discipline (Rehabilitation coach, Rehabilitation assistant) and/or
  • Individual who has completed on-the-job training from a recognized organization (institution) that is occupational therapy and physiotherapy specific
  • Recently demonstrated knowledge of stroke best practices preferred
  • Recently demonstrated knowledge of musculoskeletal (i.e. arthroplasty) best practices preferred
  • Medication Assistance (Med Assist process)
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • Valid driver's license in the Province of Ontario, use of reliable vehicle, current car insurance coverage as per VON policy
  • Current criminal background check will be requested
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry check may be required
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