Jordan’s Principle – Rehabilitation Assistant/Respite Worker (JP RA)
This is a full-time position which consists of 58.5 hours biweekly.
Primary Job Purpose
- To play a significant role in the Gambler Jordans Principle by supporting and working closely with the Gambler Jordan’s Principle Case Manager and multitude of therapists to deliver timely and appropriate rehabilitation to patients in the Gambler Jordan’s Principle building or at their own homes with the assistance of a Child Development Worker (CDW).
- To provide a service focused on patients’ goals around empowerment, enablement, and self-management.
- To assess and treat patients within agreed protocols and frameworks in their own environment focused on the patient’s goals and to be able to make a treatment plan and share this with a volunteer.
- To work with and monitor volunteers in the implementation of treatment plans towards patient’s goals.
- To have close communication with Case Manager and other members of the multidisciplinary team, reporting back on patients’ clinical needs and progress and being part of the decision-making process for the holistic management of patients. To advise therapists of changes in patients’ conditions this may then require further assessment by qualified staff.
- To be involved in and responding to new initiatives within the team.
- To assist with respite and youth mentoring when required at Jordan’s Principle building.
- Carry out assessments of patients with mobility and rehabilitation needs within agreed guidelines and competency frameworks within their own environments.
- Carry out planned treatment programs for patients with complex needs, considering their underlying condition, ensuring safe and effective interventions in conjunction with CDW.
- Manage your own caseload of assessments and reviews in the community designated by a qualified therapist without direct supervision.
- To modify specific patient treatment programs by reassessing and progressing as appropriate.
- To understand a wide range of sometimes complex conditions to judge appropriateness of patient intervention for individual treatment sessions.
- To be responsible for the identification of those patients needing further assessment from qualified staff.
- In the absence of qualified staff, to be able to plan, organize, prioritize, and treat patient caseload, making clinical judgements about a patient’s conditions.
- Maintain appropriate treatment records within each patient’s file in accordance with departmental policies.
- Report back to relevant staff on patient’s progress.
- To report immediately any incident or accident and complete the appropriate form.
- To ensure that equipment and walking aids are kept clean to prevent the spread of infections.
- Attending team meetings.
- Attending and contributing to in-service training programs.
- Participate in appraisal process.
- Participate in regular supervision.
- To carry out any other duties deemed necessary by CM in discussion with post holder to ensure adequate provision of service.
- Attend relevant training.
- To be able to communicate with people from a wide cultural background.
- To be able to effectively communicate with people via interpreters, both professional and family members, and maintain equivalent standards of care for all patients regardless of their language status.
- To identify people’s communication needs, including any barriers to communication such as deafness, dementia etc.
- To communicate feedback to an appropriate staff member regarding the outcome of intervention with specific patients treated.
- To be able to motivate patients to participate in rehabilitation
- To use rehabilitative language when communicating with patients, family/cares, and CDW to promote the rehabilitative approach within the community.
- To liaise effectively with the multi-disciplinary team, regarding appropriateness of patients for physiotherapy treatment.
- To be able to use non-verbal skills to determine patients’ levels of pain, ability and general mood and anxiety levels.
- To be able to support distressed patients or relatives.
- To be able to speak to patients and caregivers over the telephone.
- To be able to communicate effectively with CDW.
- To carry out tasks requiring high and repeated physical effort through-out the day, including dressing and undressing patients with physical disabilities, transferring patients on/off toilet, in/out of bed, hoisting patients, bed positioning, reseating, gait training and early rehabilitation.
Education and Experience:
- University Certificate as a Rehabilitation Assistant preferred or Psychology or Social Sciences accepted,
- Formal training and certification in physical therapy,
- Rehabilitation assistants use their people and communication skills to provide hands-on patient care;
- Must have experience and the following qualities:
- Physical Strength: patients receiving physical therapy may have mobility challenges, and rehabilitation assistants need the physical strength, dexterity, and endurance to move and position;
- Medical knowledge: to better help patients, rehabilitation assistants need an in-depth understanding of human anatomy as well as various medical conditions and treatments;
- Safety knowledge: these assistants sometimes handle heavy equipment, and may come into contact with infectious diseases;
- Empathy: Rehabilitation assistants work with patients experiencing pain or discomfort or who may have difficulty communicating. They use their compassion and patience to make the rehab process easier for patients;
- Leadership skills: Rehabilitation assistants may work with new employees for training purposes.
Performance Competencies and Criteria:
- Performance will be based on how the job is done as related to the listed duties, annual objectives, and special assignments.
- Must develop a “Circle of Care” model for each client.
Please forward all resumes and cover letters to:
Gambler Health Director
Binscarth, MB R0J 0G0
***Deadline for application is January 20th, 2023 at 3 pm***