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Aquatic Recreation Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation Services, Acute Rehab - BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre

Posted 10 days ago

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Job Description

Aquatic Recreation Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation Services, Acute Rehab

BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

The SPROUT (Specialized Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient) Program at Sunny Hill Health Centre is a pilot initiative that aims to provide specialized, patient- and family-centered rehabilitation services. Your contributions and valuable feedback will be important in enhancing this pilot program.

Previous experience in adapted aquatic therapy is considered an asset.

What you'll do

  • Plan, implement and coordinate goal-oriented recreation and aquatic activities for assigned patients.
  • Monitor and provide orientation and direction to individuals using the pool and organize, promote, and direct activities related to the operation of the pool.
  • Conduct recreation and aquatic assessments, intervention plans, patient charting and reporting.
  • Participate in and attend interdisciplinary team conferences and patient rounds.
  • Participate in the quality assurance activities of the recreation/aquatics program by providing input to the development, implementation, and evaluation of written procedures and standards, development of assessment forms, patient materials, and program protocols.
  • Plan appropriate recreation outings in the community for inpatients. Accompany and transport patients in the Health Centre bus and performs assigned care tasks such as medication administration and tube feeds as needed according to established policies and protocols.
  • Provide therapeutic recreation and aquatic consultation services and related reports.
  • Provide direction to Recreation Workers, students, and volunteers as assigned.
  • Participate in and supports research activities by identifying potential evidence-based practice opportunities, gathering data, recording observations, and presenting findings.
  • Provide information and education to the client/family/community service providers on appropriate recreation and aquatic resources. Provide information and support in accessing community recreation/aquatic resources to the family and other community service providers.

What you bring

Qualifications
  • Baccalaureate in Therapeutic Recreation or equivalent from a recognized program (i.e. - combination of a Therapeutic Recreation Diploma and Degree in Child and Youth Care).
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience.
  • Valid Class IV B.C. Driver's License.
  • Valid C.P.R. Certificate
  • Water Safety Instructors, Royal Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross
  • Eligible for professional membership in the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association and the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • Membership in the Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)

You will also have

  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of recreation and aquatics program planning and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and interact with patients and families by applying knowledge of therapeutic recreation and aquatics.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach adults and children.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents - including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study - and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time (0.60 FTE until August 8 th 2024)
Wage:
$37.89 - $47.31/hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Tuesday - Thursday, 0830-1630
Requisition #
167293E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC) provides specialized development and rehabilitation services to BC children, youth and their families.

BCCH and SHHC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA, BCCH and SHHC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

PHSA is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA's North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at indigenous.employment@phsa.ca .

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of June 17 th , 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About PHSA

Canada's first provincial health services authority. Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC. PHSA's primary role is to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated network of high-quality specialized health care services. PHSA operates provincial programs including BC Children's Hospital, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, BC Emergency Health Services, BC Cancer, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Transplant. It is also responsible for specialized provincial health services like chest surgery and trauma services, which are delivered in a number of locations in the regional health authorities.

Industry

Government Health Care

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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