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Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant - Rehabilitation Services - Casual (222607)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 8/4/2022 9:17:11 AM

We currently have a Casual opportunity for a Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant in the Rehabilitation Services department at our Holland campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days, 8 hrs, as per schedule

Weekends: Days, 8 hrs; as per schedule

Statutory Holidays Required

Summary of Duties

  • With supervision and direction of Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists provides a variety of appropriate therapeutic interventions consistent with the patient/family needs and priorities as well as the Program’s clinical benchmarks
  • Performs basic evaluative functions e.g., monitor ROM, mobility
  • Performs direct clinical interventions e.g., patient mobilization (transfers, walking, stair practice), additional treatment sessions/day, supervision of exercise practice, assembly of assistive devices
  • Assists with treatment e.g., 2 person assistance for patient ambulation
  • Assists with treatment planning and modification e.g., functional measures – TUG, Self-paced walk, stairs
  • Collaborates with and reports any observations/ changes with regard to patient condition and response to intervention to the supervising therapist e.g., daily conferencing
  • Cleaning and maintenance of rehab equipment related to Inpatients e.g., walkers, crutches, canes, sling & springs, linen, supplies in exercise folders
  • Documents accurately and according to the hospital’s standards

We Provide:

  • Team oriented, progressive clinical environment
  • Acute Inpatient, Transitional Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, and Outpatient experience
  • Membership on the interdisciplinary team
  • Opportunity for participation on committees to develop and enhance processes of care
  • Clinical education for students and interns
  • Continuing education and professional development


  • Combined PTA/OTA College (Public Institution) Certificate required
  • Previous experience in area of musculoskeletal and geriatric rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of equipment and hygiene principles
  • Strong customer service focus using person-centred care concepts
  • Strong team player; ability to function in an interdisciplinary team setting
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced physically demanding environment

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222607 to:

Human Resources

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.