Are you someone who has experience in providing therapeutic services to clients with hand injuries? Do you want to work for one of British Columbia's top employers? Do you have demonstrated knowledge of evidence based clinical practive related to Hand Therapy? If you have answered yes to these questions we want you to continue reading.
Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC's entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Hand Therapist to join Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge.
Build on your education and experience as you:
•Conduct clinical and therapeutic assessments of the client's physical status, functional abilities, needs and goals regarding manual skills specific to hand therapy utilizing an evidence-based approach such as reviewing records, interviewing the patient/client, identifying client and therapist expectations, administering standard tests, determining the appropriate use of assessment tolls, conducting examinations, identifying functional status and observing the patient/clients health for any significant change in functional independence to restore, maintain and enhance the client's health and performance. •Analyze the client's therapeutic needs by ensuring the proper application of Standardized Clinical Hand Evaluations to establish the appropriate therapeutic diagnosis and prognosis. •Plan short and long term individual treatment program by interpreting clinical findings, establishing and prioritizing expected outcomes, discussing treatment options and determining available resources, in collaboration with the client consistent with client's needs to achieve optimal health outcomes. •Evaluates effectiveness of interventions by conducting ongoing assessment and observing of client responses, evaluating changes in health status, function and physical performance against pre-established outcomes •Prepare and maintains client records by documenting client assessments, interventions, evaluations, treatment modifications and client goals to provide evidence-based rationale to support assessment findings and intervention plans.
To join the organization we require you to have:
•Graduation from an approved school of Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy •Two (2) years' recent related clinical experience in Hand Therapy and/or splinting •Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) •Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC or with the College of Physical Therapists of BC and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapy Association of BC If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:
•A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. •Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization. •An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care. Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.
Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.
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