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Rehab Assistant

Posted Apr 29th, 2024 in Careers

As the only rehabilitation hospital in the Niagara Region, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre provides specialized post-acute hospital care and exceptional clinical outcomes through inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and complex care programs. Our interprofessional team utilizes state of the art equipment to restore health, rebuild lives, and renew hope providing the highest quality of compassionate care to every patient. Hotel Dieu Shaver is where careers begin and flourish.

Position: Rehab Assistant
Position Type: Casual

SALARY RANGE: $29.33 – $30.88 per hour

The Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for providing a wide range of assigned patient care activities carried out under the direction and supervision of a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. The incumbent is also responsible for tasks related to the safety, cleanliness and appearance of treatment areas, mobility equipment maintenance, and for administrative support tasks related to effective functioning of the team/program. The Rehabilitation Assistant will also collect accurate workload statistical data and keep patient records which reflect the work completed. The incumbent will participate in the supervision of assigned students.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Provides a wide range of assigned patient care activities under the supervision/direction of a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.
    • This may include: carrying out exercise/therapy programs with assigned patients, communicating with referring therapist, preparing, removing assigned treatment modalities, including US, Laser, TENS, FES, performing ADL training, assisting with the fabrication of assistive devices, splints and adapted clothing, supervising balance and gait activities including basic correction techniques, carrying out hydrotherapy programs as assigned, conducting exercise classes.
  • Will receive patients arriving for treatment; prepare them for treatment, assist with their reasonable needs, transport them to other centre locations as appropriate, assisting with equipment inventory, supply ordering, etc.
  • Will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the area as per department standards, ensuring equipment is maintained and calibrated.
  • Maintains accurate patient records and workload statistics that reflect work completed.
  • Maintain and upgrade clinical knowledge and skills by attending in-services, workshops, etc. and utilizing in-house resources as appropriate as well as seeking instruction as needed.
  • Other job duties as required.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • The incumbent must have completed a recognized OTA/PTA program (minimum 2 years) and hold an OTA/PTA diploma.
  • Previous experience in a health care facility with adults required.
  • Previous experience in Electrotherapy preferred.
  • Must possess English language verbal communication skills sufficient to understand and communicate detailed instructions, directions and procedures clearly to patients, students and other staff.
  • Must possess English language literacy skills sufficient to complete and review patient treatment flow sheets.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and time management skills; be organized and able to function effectively both independently and as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Must possess the ability to operate a personal computer and be familiar with Microsoft office programs and perform data entry and retrieval functions.
  • Proficiency in both official languages (English and French) will be considered an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption based on medical or other ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in serving our community in an environment of holistic and compassionate care and would like to join our team, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter.



Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Human Resources Department
541 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2T 4C2

Fax: (905) 687-3228

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than 1600 hours on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request throughout the recruitment process.               

We thank all applicants for their reply and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted by the Human Resources Department.

Renewing Hope. Rebuilding Lives.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a specialty hospital that excels in providing rehabilitation and complex care to thousands of patients across the Niagara Region.

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