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Rehabilitation Assistant - Mobility Team - Provincial Mobilization

Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health


Truro, NS | Canada

Job description

​Req ID: 162349
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Type of Employment: Permanent   Hourly FT (100%FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
  Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Health Services Manager and under the supervision of the NZ Frailty Coordinator, the Rehabilitation Assistant is a member of the health care team, providing support to clients and families through the Provincial Frailty and Mobilization program to support early mobilization of clients. Rehabilitation Assistants within the mobility teams will provide early mobilization interventions to individuals in hospital care setting related to the client’s mobility needs, Clinical Frailty Score and overall plan of care. Rehabilitation Assistants practice in adherence to practice standards and scope of employment. 

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


• Grade 12 or GED
• Rehabilitation Assistant Program (which includes both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy components)
• Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Ability to communicate well with both patients and their families and staff
• Good interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively with team members
• Organizational ability to complete assigned work and manage changing staffing and caseload levels
• Knowledge of proper body mechanics
• Demonstrate basic computer skills
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Access to reliable transportation

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


Compensation and Incentives

$22.72 - $25.82 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 


Nova Scotia Health 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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