Rehabilitation Assistant - Rehabilitation Services

Req ID: 120752
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Digby General Hospital 
Department: OPWZ Physiotherapy DGH
Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE Healthcare position
Posting Closing Date: 2-Dec-22


REPOST - Previously applied applicants are not required to reapply to be considered

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Under the direction of the Manager, and under the supervision of therapists, the Rehabilitation Assistant, as an active member of the patient care team, works with individuals, families and groups to help educate and promote movement, occupation, and function. Working collaboratively with their team, the Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for the safe and proficient delivery of interventions that have been assigned by the therapists for patients coping with limitations in movement and daily function. The Rehabilitation Assistant also checks and cleans equipment, maintains treatment and storage areas and may order necessary supplies. The successful applicant may be required to provide services anywhere within the Rehabilitation Services portfolio.


* Grade 12 or GED

* Rehabilitation Assistant Program (which includes both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy components)

* Basic Cardiac Life Support

* Ability to communicate well with both patients and their families and staff

* Good interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively with team members

* Organizational ability to complete assigned work and manage changing staffing and caseload levels

* Knowledge of proper body mechanics

* Demonstrate basic computer skills

* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* Access to reliable transportation

Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Hours of Work

* Casual relief position

Salary Information

Rehabilitation Assistant:

$21.4133 - $24.3336/hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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