Physiotherapist

Description of Position:

Reporting to the Clinic Manager, the Physiotherapist is responsible for the effective delivery of physiotherapy services to community clients. The Physiotherapist will assess clients, plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in clients.

The Physiotherapist provides competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, facilities, and communities, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to achieve effective outcomes related to their participation in valued activities. Through clinical assessment, treatment planning, recommended interventions, and follow up, the physiotherapist contributes to the fulfillment of the plan of care developed by the interprofessional team and informed by the person’s personal goals for care. The Physiotherapist will support people and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health by performing the duties and responsibilities outlined below.

 

This job description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in such classification.

General Responsibilities of this Position:

Client Care and Service Provision

  • Cooperate with clients, families, community members and members of the interprofessional team in the planning and delivery of programs for clients
  • Provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of clients and families in Centre and in outreach locations including the home, school, and community
  • Liaise with other healthcare providers to provide and receive relevant information about the medical history and progress of clients, as well as referring clients who require other specific healthcare provision
  • Ensure education of clients/caregivers regarding status and management of the condition
  • Assess, prescribe and monitor assistive devices for mobility
  • Provide consultation to community as required
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical records using the electronic records system
  • Maintain required statistical data
  • Plan and implement community fitness programs
  • Uphold the rules of conduct according to Prince Edward Island College of Physiotherapists
  • Uphold the rules and conduct of our client’s organizational policies and procedures

 

Professional Development

  • Attend and participate in conferences and staff meetings as required
  • Attend all necessary teambuilding and/or training exercises within the organization
  • Demonstrating a motivation and passion for community involvement through event participation and volunteerism

Requirements for this position would include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Science or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
  • Minimum of two years of related physiotherapy experience, volunteerism is also considered
  • Comprehensive knowledge of physiotherapy interventions, practice methods and professional skills
  • Knowledge of other community resources
  • Good understanding of the roles of other health care professionals and complementary therapies
  • Up-to-date knowledge of physiotherapy theories, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of funding agencies available to assist clients in accessing needed support services and community resources
  • Working knowledge of computer software (email, internet) and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook)
  • Further education or educational certificates are considered an asset

 

Interpersonal abilities and skills required for this position would include:

 

  • Extensive leadership and physio practice abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing assessments and utilize appropriate, therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to teach people, their families and others both one-on-one and in groups
  • Integrating best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people and their families as well as the public, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to effectively resolve interpersonal differences and resolve
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively
  • Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice
  • Ability to promote person-centered care which includes maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, social justice concerns and the need for advocacy
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and priorities and achieve results
    Leadership
  • Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking
  • Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person-centered care
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills including use of appropriate data analysis and reporting tools
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing
  • Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Ability to make ethical and effective decisions
  • Ability to take responsibility for one’s actions

 

Salary:

 

The salary range for this position is dependant on the successful applicant’s educational credentials, experience and professional abilities.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants can forward their Resume, Cover Letter and any additional documents relevant to the position to Kalie at Island Recruiting, Charlottetown PEI.