Primary Care Physiotherapist

Primary Care Physiotherapist

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 6, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :PRIMARY CARE PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Community :KAMLOOPS
Facility :ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Position Summary

Kamloops’ Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre (UPCLC) invites applications for the role of Physiotherapist. We are looking for knowledgeable Physiotherapists with experience in developing client evidence-based, outcome-focused intervention strategies consistent with the clients’ needs and goals in order to achieve optimal health outcomes. This is a unique and varied Physiotherapist position which offers the opportunity to use critical thinking skills, to work closely with the interdisciplinary team, develop and enhance the primary care skill-set and contribute to valuable ongoing quality improvements at the UPCLC.

Kamloops’ UPCLC provides urgent care to patients who have health needs that should be attended to within 12 to 24 hours, but do not need the level of service found in an emergency department. The clinic is modeled towards team-based care with interdisciplinary professionals who support the urgent and ongoing care needs of all patients in the community, whether unattached, attached at the UPCLC or attached elsewhere in the community.

As a member of the Kamloops’ UPCLC care team, you will work independently and collaboratively providing physiotherapy services that include assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of clients and/or their caregivers. Reporting to the Physiotherapy Professional Practice Leader you will draw upon your ability to identify client and therapist expectations and the client’s desired functional status and quality of life; administer standardized tests and measures; promote functional independence; and enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.

This is a permanent full time position. Shifts will be scheduled during the day on a rotating basis and hours of work are 0930-2043.

If you are a Physiotherapist who strives to make a difference in people’s lives by caring for them with compassion, dignity and respect and could see yourself excelling in an Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre environment we would love to hear from you!

Community Profile: Proud to be Canada’s Tournament Capital, the city of Kamloops is situated in the heart of the southern interior at the meeting of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Kamloops is the 3rd largest city outside the Lower Mainland and is the centre of commercial trade and services for the region. Residents enjoy a lively professional arts scene that offers up a variety of galleries, the symphony, and a number of live theaters, modern shops, excellent parks and multi-use trails, world class ski and golf resorts, top recreational facilities as well as an endless choice of water sports and fishing lakes. Kamloops is home to some of the best mountain biking in North America and the renowned four season resort Sun Peaks is only 45 minutes away. Blue skies, endless sunshine, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to work and play.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Graduation from an approved program of Physical Therapy.
  • Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Physical Therapy.
  • Demonstrated post graduate education in orthopedic manual and manipulative therapy (minimum Level III (Part A or B an asset), or an equivalent education).
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. With a minimum of one (1) year experience in a direct access facility diagnosing acute/subacute musculoskeletal injuries.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
  • Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
  • Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
  • Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
  • Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including 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.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal and would like assistance with tips on resume and cover letter writing, the Interior Health application process, or interview readiness, send us your query via email to [email protected] to reach an Employment Advisor.

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