Vancouver Coastal Health

Physiotherapist 2

Job Description

Job Title: Physiotherapist 2
Work Site: Integrated Hospice and Palliative Care, Richmond Continuing Health Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.60 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately October 2021
Salary: $36.51 - $45.37 per hour


Days off: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 133588-atr


Come work as a Physiotherapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Physiotherapist to join the Integrated Hospice and Palliative Care team in Richmond, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


The Patient Population


As a Physiotherapist in the Integrated Hospice and Palliative Care Team you will see:


Palliative clients or clients identified who would benefit from a palliative approach to care are followed from admission to our program and along their journey as their needs change.


The Nature of your Work


Our Physiotherapist is responsible to support clients in 3 settings:
• Acute care 10 bed unit,
• Community care where they would visit and support clients in their own homes
• Hospice care at our 10 bed hospice (as needed).


Your work as a Physiotherapist with the Integrated Hospice and Palliative Care Team may include:


• Maintaining client’s mobility and physical function by prescribing mobility aids
• Assessing and care planning of transfers and ambulation as needed in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team
• Addresses management of specific musculoskeletal impairments like fractures, soft tissue injuries through exercise and pain control modalities.



Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


Why Choose VCH:

  • Work-life balance
  • Stunning work locations
  • Dynamic work opportunities
  • "People First" Commitment
  • Supportive leadership
  • Clinical practice support
  • Career development & education

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary plus benefits package including extended health & dental, and vacation entitlement
  • Employee & Family Assistance program
  • Bursaries and scholarships to assist with continuing education

Define your career in one of the most exciting and rewarding healthcare environments Canada-wide with Vancouver Coastal Health.


Education & Experience

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences and two to three years recent related experience.
  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license in good standing. Local area requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage is paid.
  • An ability to speak a second language may be required.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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