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Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) - MacKenzie Health Hospital

Location: Richmond Hill
Job Code: 15024
Employment Status: Casual
# of openings: 4


About SE Health  
SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care) is a social enterprise applying our knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. As a not-for-profit organization with Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, we bring quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors lifestyle and family caregiving. Through our team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, we deliver 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone.


We are currently seeking Casual Therapy Assistants to work at Mackenzie Health Hospital at our Acute Care Medicine Unit, RCC Unit (North York) and Continuing Complex Care Unit.  As a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, the Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) will collaborate in the provision of therapeutic services. The Therapy Assistant will practice under the guidance and direction of a qualified Registered Occupational Therapist and/or Physiotherapist.

As the successful candidate, you are a graduate of a recognized OTA/PTA Certificate or Diploma program from an “accredited community college” with one year of work experience in an inpatient setting.  You demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a high level of initiative and adaptability to rapidly changing demands. 


  • Assist the supervising Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist in performing various components of the treatment plans for  patients in the hospital setting

  • Perform various treatments as prescribed and directed by the supervising Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists including but not limited to gait training, balance exercises, transfer training, range of motion, strengthening, application of modalities. (i.e. heat, ice, ultrasound, TENS)

  • Deliver dynamic, safe and therapeutically beneficial exercise classes for groups of patients

  • Set up and prepare equipment and clean up after patients’ treatments

  • Ensure that the therapy gym and treatment areas are safe and tidy

  • Maintain regular ongoing communication with the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists regarding any changes or concerns about a patient’s status or treatment interventions


  • Completed an OTA/PTA Diploma.

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in an inpatient setting is required ( inpatient unit experience is preferred)

  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment, gait aids and wheelchairs.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic fast paced environment.

  • Ability to perform repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, lifting and transferring using proper/safe body mechanics.

  • BCLS and CPR certificate.

  • Criminal background check, Vulnerable sector check and Immunization record (current)

  • This role is working every Saturday 8-4pm

Saint Elizabeth is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at at your earliest convenience.


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