Position: Entry level

Job type: Part-time

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Req ID: 117727

Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: OPEZ Physiotherapy CBR

Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: UNIFOR

Posting Closing Date: 30-Aug-21

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


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.
  • BCLS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge of common diseases and disabilities as well as the treatments, precautions and contraindications for them
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work
  • Long assignment, Part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours bi-weekly
  • Beginning September 6, 2021 until August 26, 2022
These are anticipated dates and subject to change

Salary Information

$21.4133 - $24.3334 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - UNIFOR position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent 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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Deadline: 11-04-2024

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