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This unit group includes workers, not elsewhere classified, who perform various technical therapy and assessment functions. Some may assist professionals such as audiologists, speech-language pathologists, ophthalmologists and physiotherapists. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, educational institutions and in the private practices of the professionals they assist. Massage therapists may also be self-employed.
audio prosthetist, audiology technician, audiometric assistant, audiometric technician, hearing aid consultant, massage therapist (MT), ophthalmic assistant, ophthalmic technician, ophthalmic technologist, physical rehabilitation technician, physiotherapy technician, speech technician, speech therapist aide, speech therapy aide.
- Audio prosthetists examine clients to determine appropriate type of hearing aid; may test patient's hearing; take ear impressions for use in the manufacture of the devices; fit and adjust hearing aids; and perform follow-up examinations and readjustments.
- Audiometric assistants administer, under the supervision of audiologists, tests such as speech reception and speech discrimination to determine the hearing thresholds of patients; and record these test results.
- Communication assistants carry out remedial programs, under the supervision of speech-language pathologists, to rehabilitate patients with communicative disorders.
- Massage therapists assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle testing and propose treatment plans; treat soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs; provide courses of treatment for medical conditions and injuries or wellness maintenance; maintain records of treatments given; and may work with other health care professionals when appropriate.
- Ophthalmic medical assistants operate ophthalmic testing and measuring instruments to aid ophthalmologists to assess patients' vision; record test results; assist ophthalmologists in office surgery; and administer eye drops, ointments and medications as directed by ophthalmologists.
- Physical rehabilitation technicians carry out, under physiotherapists' direction, treatment programs such as massage, thermotherapy, traction and hydrotherapy to rehabilitate injured or disabled individuals.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment in Moncton--Richibucto Region
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The MCW Group of Companies has announced that R.E. LeBlanc Consultants of Moncton will be joining their organization. The MCW Maricor team has over 70 employees in Atlantic Canada and is involved in mechanical, electrical and energy consulting.
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- SWN Resources Canada will undertake a seismic exploration program in Kent County this summer as part of their shale gas exploration program. The work is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Kent Homes, a Bouctouche-based company that builds modular homes and commercial modular space, has a contract to build 100 dorm rooms and employee entertainment complexes for the Manitoba Hydro Bipole lll Converter Station near Gillam, Man. The company will hire an additional 30 new employees. Further information on these opportunities can be found at jdirving.com/careers.
- The municipal council of Cap-Pelé has announced a project of $350,000 to repair sidewalks within the village. Monarch Construction has been chosen to do the repairs which are to begin soon and be completed before the summer season.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The federal government has contributed $80,000 to the Atelier Tournesol of Edmundston in support of a pilot project helping special needs persons through a 6-month employment training and skills development program. Eight participants will complete the program in June.
- Developers plan to build a 130-unit residential care facility along John Street in Moncton in a long-abandoned section of the former CFB Moncton following approval. The complex is part of a three-phase development that would eventually offer various housing options for seniors.
- Apex Industries Inc. of Moncton has received over $2M in provincial and federal funding for the purchase of new equipment. The equipment will help improve the company's competitiveness in the aerospace and defense sector. The provincial government is investing $750,000 in the project, while the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is offering a repayable contribution of $1,512,500.
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