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Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) - MacKenzie Health Hospital

Location: Richmond Hill
Job Code: 16663
Employment Status: Casual
# of openings: 2



We are currently seeking Therapy Assistant to work at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill across all inpatient ( inpatient: neuro, cardiac, surgical, medicine, rehab, ortho, ER, ICU). 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, ADL re-training, and the application of modalities. (i.e. heat, ice, TENS).
  • Deliver dynamic, safe and therapeutically beneficial exercise classes for 1:1 interventions or 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 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.    In 2019 we were honoured to be rec ognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers. 

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.

SE Health is monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic closely and following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff.

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