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OT/PT Assistant Orthopaedics

Competition #:802121

Job Title:OT/PT Assistant Orthopaedics

Job Category:Health Disciplines

New Work Type:Part-Time Temporary < 12 Months

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:19/04/17

Closing date:02/05/17

Salary Range:$24.29 - $29.01 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:3 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.5

The Orthopaedics and Neurology inpatient unit is seeking an OT/PT Assistant to cover a 3 month contract starting in June with the possibility of an extension. The primary role of the successful incumbent will be that of a Physiotherapy Assistant, however he/she may be required to perform Occupational Therapy Assistant duties on an as needed basis.


The primary role of the OT/PT Assistant is to implement therapeutic programs for patients as assigned and /or supervised by the Occupational Therapist and/or the Physical Therapist. This includes the management of patient-related equipment and therapeutic tools.

  • Works effectively as a member of an interprofessional team, collaborating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care
  • Contributes to the academic mandate of the organization as an educator, resource or support for staff, students and members of the academic and professional community
  • Identifies and addresses educational needs for patients and their families, especially for post-operative orthopaedics patients    
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development in order to continue to provide optimal patient care
  • Is committed to, and participates in, ongoing quality improvement in the organization
  • Provides patient care in accordance with all professional and organizational standard     


  • Graduate from a recognized and accredited combined OTA/PTA program (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to modify interventions quickly in accordance to changes in patient status required
  • Ability to carry out directions of therapists
  • Independent decision making skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective interdisciplinary team member
  • Willingness to participate/lead health service councils and task groups
  • Motivated to practice in accordance with the mission and vision of hospital/health service
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and personal development
  • Good work and attendance record required
  • Experience working with post-operative orthopaedic patients is an asset
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to patient care
  • Demonstrated commitment to and involvement with own profession (e.g. membership with professional association, etc.) preferred
  • Current CPR certification