Vancouver Coastal Health

Physiotherapist 2 - Long Term Care

Job ID 2024-122412
City Vancouver
Work Location
Adanac Park Lodge
Long Term Care
Home Worksite
72 - Adanac Park Lodge
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
400 - HS Professional HSA
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Therapy Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $42.56/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $52.95/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Monday, Saturday, Stats, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $42.56/Hr. - CAD $52.95/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Physiotherapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available. 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Physiotherapist to join the Long Term Care team at the Adanac Park Lodge in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Physiotherapist with VCH you will:

  • Support the interdisciplinary program/team in achieving program and resident/client goals.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with Program Manager and team members as well as Practice Coordinators and the Practice Leader in the promotion of continuous quality improvement, implementation of interdisciplinary research and in coordinating activities required for progressive educational and clinical practice programs.
  • Supervise up to and including four designated non-health science professional (HSP) FTE, schedule and coordinate work assignments, establish priorities and problem solve.
  • Be responsible for all clinical aspects of the assigned caseload as they relate to physical therapy practice, utilizing recognized physiotherapy assessment and intervention approaches.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the health care team, including residents and families, to set physical performance and capacity goals, evaluate response to treatment and develop long term care plans.



Adanac Park Lodge (APL) is a regional Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Long Term Care (LTC) program specializing in providing care to younger adults (19-65 years) with complex health and behavioral needs.  APL’s unique population of focus is younger adults who have concurrent Mental Health, Substance Use and/or Acquired Brain Injury; and who often have co-existing physical, developmental and/or chronic health conditions.  Clients who may be considered for admission are between19 and 65 year of age.  Residents may reside at APL for as long as they require the specialized services / environment to meet their care needs, up to an including end of life care.  APL has a diverse inter-disciplinary team who collaborate with residents and families in their care and on meaningful goals and engagement.  In accordance with the vision and values of the organization, APL’s approaches & principles include; Person Centered Care; Trauma Informed Care; Recovery in MH; and Community Engagement.


Education & Experience

  • Degree in Physical Therapy from a recognized program.
  • Current full registration with the College of Physiotherapists of BC (CPTBC).
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related experience in the designated service area, including one (1) year's related mentoring, preceptoring, coaching and/or group facilitation experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Physical Therapy theory and practice within a resident/patient and family centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical practice related to treatment and care of the designated patient population.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Knowledge of hospital policies, procedures, and standards of care.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in the designated patient population.
  • Knowledge of research methodology and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, resource, motivator and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate techniques and facilitate learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower residents/patients to assume control over their health.
  • Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking in approach to teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and patients and their families, either one-on-one and in-groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Skill in the use of equipment and in techniques appropriate to designated clinical area.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.

Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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