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Rehabilitation Assistant - Acute Inpatient Care
Location:Kamloops
Facility:ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01475301
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL
Department:RIH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Reports To:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER AND/OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$26.49
Close Date:FEBRUARY 17, 2021*
Comments:Effective April 2021 hourly rate of pay increases to $27.02.

Position Summary

Interior Health’s Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) invites applications of Rehabilitation Assistant. RIH is looking for a knowledgeable Rehabilitation Assistants with experience in carrying out rehabilitative treatment plans and programs and assisting a Therapist in monitoring and evaluating patients/residents’ progression.

RIH is a 258-bed facility that serves as the referral centre for approximately 250,000 people. As a tertiary referral hospital, RIH is a no refusal centre with an Emergency Department that receives over 250 major trauma and 72,000 visits per year. As a member of the RIH multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, you will carry out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan and/or program as directed by an Occupational Therapist or a Physiotherapist, such as strengthening, range of motion (ROM), ambulation training, self-care activities, life skills, work simulation, seating, and positioning.

Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader you will draw upon your ability contribute to the overall evaluation of the client 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. In this role the Rehabilitation Assistant demonstrates the techniques of activities to clients as directed by the Therapist, such as the use of prescribed treatment/adaptive devices (i.e. splints, wheelchairs, walkers, modified eating utensils, work simulation tools, and other equipment as required).

Shifts will be available on a short-notice on-call bases and/or blocks of shifts pre-scheduled to relieve leaves of absences. Work when offered will be during the Day (08:00 to 16:00 hours). Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees 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, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

Join Interior Health’s RIH to work within a tertiary acute care hospital environment that includes mental health, orthopedics and complex neuro rotations. We welcome receiving your application today!

Community Profile: Kamloops is a vibrant city of 90,000, set on a vast landscape of sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands. Here you can enjoy all the amenities of a big city, while having eight provincial parks at your door step. Kamloops takes pride in its arts community and First Nations culture, represented in sites throughout the city, theatre events and music festivals. Come play a round at Tobiano golf course, spend the day fishing and kayaking or head up to Sun Peaks Four Season Resort for world class mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. Blue skies with endless sunshine, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to work and play.
 
Qualifications

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

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal and would like assistance with tips on resume and cover letter writing, the Interior Health application process, or interview readiness, send us your query via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to reach an Employment Advisor.

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