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Posting # 46557 - [ UNIFOR ]
OTA/PTA, Specialized Geriatric Services - Inpatients - 1 position
Specialized Geriatric Services - Inpatients
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Temporary Part Time


*** REPOSTED ***


** Temporary position, anticipated to extend until July 25, 2022, subject to the availability of work.


We require an OTA/PTA to work within an interdisciplinary team providing care to a diverse population of clients including the frail elderly, and patients of all ages with a musculoskeletal diagnosis. Specialized Geriatric Services includes the: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit, Amputee Rehabilitation Unit, Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit, and Day Hospital.

The successful candidate may be required to work anywhere within the program and must be available for all shifts. It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.



Essential Qualifications

  • Current Physiotherapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant diplomas or dual OTA/PTA diploma from a recognized program that includes a placement component in each discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the geriatric population
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physical and cognitive disabilities and their potential impact on task performance
  • Experience with the provision of occupational therapy and physiotherapy treatment such as: fabrication of assistive devices, positioning aids, and wheelchair and seating components; functional mobility retraining; and therapeutic exercise
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, family, volunteers and other members of the care team
  • Able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the position (eg. Lifts and transfers, able to assist therapist in physical treatment techniques)
  • Able to utilize computer systems (eg. PowerChart, Workload measurement, Outlook, Word)
  • Exceptional observational skills
  • Able to work independently and be self-directed
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Clinical experience with geriatric clients
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: November 24, 2021
Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

Christine Davison, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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