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Physiotherapist 2, Special Needs Program

Physiotherapist 2, Special Needs Program

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Job Description

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 - Special Needs Program
Work Site: Richmond Community Support Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.5 FTE) to approx. MAY 10, 2018
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $33.77 - $42.13 per hour
Hours: 0830-1645, flexible days/hours
Reference#: 094588-kco


Working within the context of primary health care, a population health approach and in accordance with the vision and values of the Vancouver Coastal Health and in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC) and working without general supervision, as required by program/site, the PT provides physiotherapy services to specific children (0-19) with physical, neurological and developmental challenges and to those who require episodic or palliative care.

  • Coordinates the care plan for children with complex health needs and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, educational agencies, and other health care professionals/providers/community agencies, to achieve excellence in health services and education.


Education & Experience

  • Degree in Physiotherapy from a recognized program
  • A minimum of two years' recent related pediatric experience in a community setting
  • Care management experience
  • Clinical experience in assessment of children with physical/neurological/developmental problems, implementation of functional therapy programs and experience with equipment issues
  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
  • Eligible for membership with the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
  • Valid Driver's License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge in the assessment of neurological, physical and developmental problems and an understanding of available equipment and its appropriate use including wheelchairs, standing frames, walkers and orthotics.
  • Broad knowledge of CPTBC standards of practice and guidelines for physiotherapy
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and provide interventions for children living with complex health issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within a family directed service philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a risk management approach and ethical decision-making principles to complex family and complex health situations.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with care management theory, diversity and multicultural health care practice in working with children, families, care providers, professionals, special interest groups and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of adult learning and group dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of standardized pediatric assessments as well as informal assessments.
  • Demonstrated teaching/training skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver in-service education sessions to lay and professional groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to prescribe and/or recommend a variety of rehabilitation equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to work and to perform all duties with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work independently and to use a cooperative approach to program delivery.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques.
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to deal with others tactfully, effectively and respectfully
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

May include evenings and weekends based on operational needs.
Flexible days and hours would be available.

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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