Clinical Extern - Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy, Temporary Part-time, Alliance Wide

Stratford, ON

POSTING DATE: March 21, 2024                                                                                                            POSTING #140-24 (Non-Union)

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance Opportunity

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is currently accepting applications for the Clinical Extern - Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy positions. This externship is an exciting employment opportunity for students currently studying Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. Clinical Externs will be working in the capacity as an unregulated health care provider (UCP). Successful candidates will gain valuable experience and build connections with a team of passionate Inter-professional care providers in the Rehabilitation Services setting. Clinical Externs may be considered for employment opportunities upon graduation and licensure.

POSITION TITLE: Clinical Extern - OT or PT

SITE: Alliance Wide

STATUS: Temporary Part-time

SHIFTS: 8-hour shifts - Availability: Required for Days, Weekends, and Statutory Holidays

REPORTS TO: Manager, Therapies and Professional Practice

DATE REQUIRED: As soon as possible

SALARY: $20.60 per hour

This position has the opportunity to be partially funded through BioTalent's Student Work Placement Program. The successful applicant must be willing to participate in the application process to this program.

- Successful candidates will have the option to request for unpaid time off up to two weeks during the temporary part-time term

- Physiotherapy students in any year of study of a training program accredited by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC)
- Occupational therapy students in any year of study in a training program accredited by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

DUTIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
- Practices using their acquired knowledge, skills and judgment needed to perform all actions/duties
- Follows organizational policies and professional standards
- Supports patients and therapies staff as required
- Observing assessments patient care duties, assisting when appropriate as determined by OT or PT
- Performing duties with patients as assigned by OT/PT e.g.; assisting with mobility/transfers, pushing chair behind, gathering materials etc.
- Practicing documentation in test
- Requests assistance with assigned duties whenever necessary
- Contributes to the daily restocking of supplies and products
- Assists OT/PT staff in assessments and interpretation
- Assists with comfort measures and patient safety by ensuring the environment is clean and tidy and free of hazards
- Engages in additional skills as approved
- Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
- Contributes to and supports positive team functioning

- Demonstrated knowledge of infection prevention and control practices
- Developing clinical skills and competencies
- Advancing interpersonal and communication skills
- Progressing problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work as an effective member of an inter-professional team
- Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality

Please be advised that we are no longer accepting emailed or paper-based resumes. Please submit a complete resume by visiting our job opportunities page on our website:

As a part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance requires that all staff have received the required doses of COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. We know that we are strengthened by a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to: Indigenous persons, visible minorities, persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities, persons who identify as women and persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities. Upon individual requests, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources for assistance.


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