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Physiotherapist 2 (Certified Hand Therapist)

Physiotherapist 2 (Certified Hand Therapist)

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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 (Certified Hand Therapist)
Work Site: Hand Therapy Clinic, Richmond Hospital

Temporary Part Time - With End Date (0.4 FTE)

Approximate position end date: September 28, 2018

Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $33.77 - $42.13 per hour
Hours: 0800-1600 Tuesday and Friday
Reference#: 096433-jbr


Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice and the vision and values of the organization, this position utilizes advanced clinical knowledge and procedures such as specialized wound care and debridement of soft tissue, to provide physiotherapy services to clients with an upper extremity injury. Duties include conducting advanced assessments utilizing an evidence-based approach, planning goal directed services, implementing services utilizing advanced intervention approaches/procedures, evaluating the effectiveness of the service, participating in physiotherapy and interdisciplinary research and contributing to the development, review and promotion of physiotherapy services.


Education & Experience

  • Degree in Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation Sciences and three (3) year’s experience in an acute setting including one year in orthopaedics/hands.
  • Successful completion of the American Hand Therapy Certification Examination.
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to upper extremity therapy.
  • Broad knowledge of bio-mechanical and assistive technology concepts, current trends and practice.
  • Broad knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a 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 and education.
  • 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.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for 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 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.***

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