Physiotherapy Assistant - Rehabilitation Services

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Inverness, NS, CA, B0E 1N0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 121545
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern
 Zone, Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital  
Department: PERI Physiotherapy Hip & Knee

Type of Employment: Temporary  Hourly PT long-assignment  (50%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: Unifor Hlthcare
Posting Closing Date: 19-Jan-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


The Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) is an active member of the health care team who works with individuals, families and groups to educate, promote health, and increase or maintain function and activity throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness. As part of an inter-professional team, the PTA works effectively to provide optimal physiotherapy care and to assist the patient in achieving their physiotherapy goals. The PTA motivates and encourages the patient to meet their expected outcomes by contributing to the valuation, implementation and ongoing modification of the patient's physiotherapy program and by participating in the provision of holistic and comprehensive physiotherapy care. PTAs can complete standardized outcome measures as part of the physiotherapist's assessment and implement assigned physiotherapy treatment plans, in alignment with national and provincial physiotherapy standards. The PTA is responsible to communicate frequently with the physiotherapist and to obtain the relevant information to provide safe accountable care. The PTA incorporates critical thinking, effective communication, and formal education to deliver high quality of care to patients.


* Graduate from a recognized Community College Physiotherapist Assistant program that meets the standard set by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada.


* Ability to communicate well with patients, their families and health care team members

* Must be cooperative and possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with physiotherapy and health care team members

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

* Experience with computers and proficiency in Microsoft office

* Must be self-directed and adept at problem-solving, while working with minimal supervision

* Perform other delegated administrative tasks as required within the service

* Previous experience working with physically and/or cognitively impaired people is an asset

* Knowledge of proper body mechanics, anatomy, basic computer skills and training in electro-physical agents and other physiotherapy specific interventions

Additional qualifications

* Knowledge of common diseases and disabilities as well as the treatments, precautions and contraindications for them

* Access to reliable transportation

* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Hours of Work

* Long assignment, Part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning November 8, 2021 until January 6, 2023

These are anticipated dates and subject to change

Salary Information

$21.4133 - $24.3334 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives  

​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - UNIFOR  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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