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Physiotherapist 2, Home Health

Physiotherapist 2, Home Health

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Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Physiotherapist 2 - Home Health
Work Site: Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre, and Pender Community Health Centre
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.75 FTE) to approx. OCT 04, 2018
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $33.14 - $41.35 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 with 30-minute unpaid lunch - Tues-Fri week 1, Tues-Thurs week 2 and an additional Friday approx every 4 weeks
Reference#: 093817-kwe


JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of a client directed framework and continuum based care model, in accordance with the established standards of professional practice of the College of Physical Therapists of BC and the vision and values of the organization, working without general supervision, the Physiotherapist plans, delivers, evaluates and provides care coordination to address the needs of clients and families experiencing physical impairment and acute/chronic disease within community, ambulatory and institutional settings. Collaborates with family members or significant others, inter-disciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to address the client’s needs to maximize capabilities, community participation, recovery from, or adaptation to, illness/impairment and achieve excellence in health services and education. Contributes to the organization and the delivery of physiotherapy services by participating in program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education.

 

Home Health Physiotherapist:  Works in close partnership with the client, caregivers, a diverse interdisciplinary Home Health care team, other VCH teams and external health care providers.  Community-based physiotherapy services are provided to a variety of clients who have acute episodic or chronic conditions with musculo-skeletal, cardio-respiratory, neurological and/or other needs.  Client-centered care plans are implemented with the focus on promoting client self-management.  Using your own car, regular travel within the assigned neighbourhood(s) is expected.



QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in physiotherapy or rehabilitation medicine.
  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC). If applying from outside BC, please note eligibility.
  • Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
  • As required, valid BC Driver’s License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.


Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated program/area.
  • Basic knowledge of physiotherapy standardized tests and measures.
  • Broad knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skill in the use of equipment and in the techniques appropriate to physiotherapy treatment.
  • Basic computer literacy.


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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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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