In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, the Rehabilitation Assistant works as a member of an interprofessional team assisting clients in the community to achieve their rehabilitation goals and maximize their potential for independence. The Rehabilitation Assistant provides direct and indirect client care under the clinical direction of Rehabilitation Therapists (Occupational, Physical, Speech and Recreation Therapists)
following the care plan as determined by the Rehabilitation Therapist(s) and discussing any modifications, changes or progressions to the plan prior to implementation.
Travel may be a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Education, Training And Experience
Completion of a two year Rehabilitation Assistant Program plus two (2) years recent, related experience; or an equivalent of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's licence.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
Ability to communicate effectively with clients, their families and other members of the health care team, both verbally and in writing
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients and staff
Ability to instruct
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
Ability to operate related equipment
Computer literacy skills
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
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