Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA)

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
ID 2023-1637
Category
Rehabilitation
Position Type
Part-Time

Who We Are

 CarePartners is one of Ontario’s largest, most reputable and well-established accredited home health care providers, providing nursing, personal support, home support, palliative, therapy and rehabilitation support services for patients of all ages across urban and rural Ontario. We visit approximately 80,000 patients each year in homes, schools, clinics, workplaces and retirement homes, spread across 14 branches and 21 nursing clinics.

 

We continuously innovate to meet patient needs with specialized (award-winning) care programs and technology, including virtual care and AI.

Overview

If you are looking for flexible scheduling, look no more. CarePartners can provide you with more time for a better work-life balance!

 

We are looking for Physiotherapy Assistants (PTs) to provide one on one care in the community/home setting as part of our interdisciplinary care team.

 

This is a Part-time role and hours will be varied.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary, comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employment perks such as Employee Assistance Program, Perkopolis, Rewards Points
  • Flexible scheduling supporting employee work life balance
  • Inspiring leadership and opportunities for professional growth
  • Supportive & dedicated Safety Health & Wellness team & Pandemic Response team
  • Interprofessional collaboration with our Professional Practice Research & Education Team

What The Role Involves

  • Professional treatment of patients in the community and in their homes
  • Delivers therapy within the Care Plan with respect to Community Health Services, independently or in cooperation with the Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS)
  • Assists with gross motor, fine motor and balance activities
  • Works with the patient on appropriate time-specific, measurable goals and outcomes in collaboration with the care team
  • Provides client/family education and support to address physical, functional and self-care needs as assigned
  • Works independently and as an integral member of an interdisciplinary care team
  • Monitors and report changes in health status to the supervising Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist
  • Performs other duties as required

What You Bring

  • An Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma from an accredited Ontario college program
  • Current First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
  • Demonstrated understanding and practice of rehabilitation principles and techniques
  • Sound critical thinking skills, good judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to participate and follow treatment programs and care plans
  • Experience working one-on-one as a therapeutic support with clients
  • Ability to foster independence of the client in the home and in the community
  • Proven computer skills, including email, MS Word and Outlook, work scheduling systems
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • To protect our patients, we require current vulnerable sector check screening, a clear background check and proof of COVID 19 vaccination*

CarePartners In Your Community

In addition to providing home-based health care, CarePartners also serves the community through clinics, transitional care units, and provides relief in retirement homes and shared care settings. Through our Community Nursing Services outreach program, we’ve been organizing staff-led medical care and clinics in countries with poor access to health care since 2009.

Accessibility

CarePartners welcomes and encourages applicants from people with disabilities. Candidates can request accommodations at any time in the hiring process.

 

*CarePartners promotes and facilitates, as appropriate, the immunization of employees in order to provide a safe working environment for its employees, to deliver safe care to patients and to fulfill its commitment to evidence-based health promotion. In accordance with Public Health guidelines CarePartners has implemented safety protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. All employees will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as directed by CarePartners and mandated by public health authorities. All new hires of CarePartners are required at this time to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with our policies and procedures.

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