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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT/PHYSIOTHERAPIST ASSISTANT 149R1-21-2

THERAPY SERVICES, HEALTH SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, for the Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant with Therapy Services, Health Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Team Manager, Health Services, Six Nations Elected Council. Receives functional day-to-day supervision from the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. To assist in the implementation of physiotherapy or occupational therapy treatment plans as established and supervised by the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  September 29, 2021
Hours of Work  28 hours weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant diploma program
  • Willingness to receive all recommended vaccinations to support the safety of residents and staff
  • Ability to communicate well with the elderly, supervisors, and teammates
  • Experience working in the long-term care sector, preferred
  • Current police check – with vulnerable sector
  • Valid TB Test                                                                                          SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:   Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant – Full Time – 149R1-21-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant – Full Time – 149R1-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE:

Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Ass Assistant

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Team Manager, Health Services, Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council. Receives clinical day-to-day supervision from the Physiotherapist.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The role of the Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) is to assist in the implementation and monitoring of physiotherapy or occupational therapy treatment plans as established and supervised by the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.  This position will focus on supporting Iroquois Lodge residents but will also support clinic or community visits as required.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Technical Functions:
  • Assist the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with client care with direct or indirect supervision.
  • Assist with evaluations as requested by the supervising therapist.
  • Implement treatment plans as established by the supervising therapist, including but not limited to individual exercise programs, modalities, transfers or Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).
  • Maintaining client records in accordance with College of Physiotherapists of Ontario/College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario guidelines and practice standards established by Six Nations Health Services for documentation in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Participate in clinical rounds and case conference as required.
  • Support the implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the Falls Prevention Program established by the home policies of Iroquois Lodge.
  • Utilize culturally appropriate, evidence informed practice principles throughout care
  • Comply with established safety precautions and standards, infection control procedures and aseptic and isolation techniques when indicated.
  • Complete required annual education and training established by Iroquois Lodge leadership and outlined in the Long Term-Care Homes Act, 2007.
  1. Communications Functions:
  • Maintaining/reviewing assigned case files (case management) by:
    1. Ensure actual work performed is duly documented and placed in the electronic medical record,
    2. Assist in the development and maintenance of physiotherapy and occupational therapy service standards,
    3. Ensure therapy is administered in compliance with applicable regulations and standards and,
    4. Ensure client’s safety and comfort while performing duties.
  • Attends staff meetings for the Therapy Services Team or Iroquois Lodge Team as required.
  • Employs appropriate communication skills when interacting with clients, families and other staff.
  • Communicates effectively with the Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist based on assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  • Attends case conferences and clinical rounds and provides input in order to coordinate care and optimize client outcomes.
  • Follows procedures for reporting hazardous conditions, equipment and incidents.
  • Ensures privacy is maintained in accordance with relevant regulations.
  • Provides appropriate advocacy for clients and families when necessary.
  • Communicates regularly with the Clinical Lead and Team Manager of the Therapy Services Team.
  1. Administrative Functions:
  • Plans weekly itinerary and completing monthly work reports and statistics:
    1. Follow established reporting procedures as laid out by the program,
    2. Complete necessary monthly report forms and ensure relevant statistics are maintained as required and,
    3. Coordinate and schedule clinical activities.
  • Support the program development and evaluation process:
    1. Review Therapy Services Team policy and procedures manual, work plans and job descriptions annually.
  • Supports Esadatgehs Committee work or Iroquois Lodge Quality Committee work as requested.
  • Monitors clinic supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Completes administrative tasks as required by the Clinical Lead and/or Team Manager.
  1. Other Functions:
  • Performs other job related duties as may reasonably be required by the Team Manager or the Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist.
  • Provides supervision of students and volunteers:
    1. Follows established College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario guidelines for the supervision of students,
    2. Provides direct on-site supervision of the student/volunteer as stipulated in the supervision guidelines and,
    3. Obtains appropriate consent from clients before allowing a student/volunteer to participate in the care of an individual.
  • Provides support to the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services.
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to be aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those that relate to client safety, employee safety and risk management.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Working has a high profile, extensive public contact and is subject to deadlines and interruptions.

Work may at times be subject to unscheduled hours and out of office sessions.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Team Manager

Receives direction, guidance, encouragement; discusses plans and priorities.

With the Clinical Lead

Receives direction, guidance, encouragement; discusses plans and priorities.

With the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist

Receives direction, guidance, discusses treatment plans and priorities or interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively; receives instruction and supervision.

With Iroquois Lodge Leadership

Receives direction, guidance and support.

With Other Staff

Promotes courtesy, co-operation and teamwork with all staff.

With External Agencies  

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to health services; maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop close working relationships.

With the Public

Represents and promotes the health services interests of Six Nations; works in a courteous, co-operative positive and proactive manner, provides information and advice.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate of an Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant diploma program
  • Willingness to receive all recommended vaccinations to support the safety of residents and staff
  • Ability to communicate well with the elderly, supervisors, and teammates
  • Experience working in the long-term care sector, preferred
  • Current police check – with vulnerable sector
  • Valid TB Test

Other Related Skills:

  • Familiar with the Six Nations Community or a willingness to learn
  • First Aid and CPR certified preferred
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiar with Electronic Medical Record systems
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understands the importance of Confidentiality. Ability to work with tact and discretion.

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss of credibility, poor public relation, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Health Services, Human Services Committee, Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by Health Services Department and Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective governments.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission