PHYSIOTHERAPIST

POSITION SUMMARY:

POSITION: PHYSIOTHERAPIST
HOURS: PERMANENT, FULL TIME (35 HRS/WEEK)
REPORTS TO: HEALTH MANAGER

The Physiotherapist is a member of the Primary Care Division, within the Health Department, and provides a variety of medical services to help individuals recover with injuries sustained from surgery, illness, ageing or disability including recovery or improvement in strength, mobility, functional ability and well-being in order to maximize quality of life.

The successful applicant must provide proof of having received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts assessments of client’s physical status, functional abilities, needs and goals utilizing an evidence-based approach by methods such as reviewing records, gathering information, interviewing the client, performing examinations, administering standardized tests and measures, identifying the client’s desired functional status and quality of life, and monitoring the client’s health for significant change to ensure improvement in clients functional independence and physical performance;
  • Plans and administers customized rehabilitation and treatment plans based on evaluation of client data;
  • Implements interventions in accordance with established treatment guidelines and educates clients, and caregivers, regarding self-management, health promotion and injury/disability prevention;
  • Reviews physician’s referral (prescription) and client’s condition and medical records to determine the treatment required;
  • Tests and measures client’s strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs;
  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function;
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists clients to perform various physical activities, such as non manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in the use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses;
  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit;
  • Schedules client appointments;
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment and completes requisitions to replace depleted items;
  • Maintains a variety of records including client files into computerized databases and/or documenting information including client’s progress, changes to treatment plan, and records test/treatment results to provide evidence and rationale that support assessment findings and intervention plans;
  • Compiles statistics on workload activities and summarizing information into written reports as requested;
  • Communicates with clients/family, relevant others, to assist the client in making informed decisions, acting as a therapy resource, collaborating with team members in the planning, coordination and evaluation of client service, and documents assessment, intervention strategy and evaluation results to achieve interdisciplinary collaboration and service coordination;
  • Confers with other practitioners to obtain additional client information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physiotherapy treatment with other aspects of client’s health care;
  • Participates in approved physiotherapy and interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with designated personnel/team and other health care professionals, and/or providing updates for review and further analysis by the Nurse Practitioner;
  • Applies an evidence-based approach to clinical problem solving through methods such as reviewing relevant literature/resources and applying approved research findings in clinical practice to support the research culture of the TFN; • Maintains and updates own clinical knowledge within area of practice, and develops a plan in We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview. collaboration with designated personnel/team for professional development. Reviews progress to ensure that goals are achieved within established time frames;
  • Builds and/or enhances relationships between the TFN community members, clients, employees and other service providers.
  • Exercises high degree of tact and diplomacy with the TFN employees, membership, and all Nation contacts and visitors,
  • Participates in relevant training and workshops identified by the Band Manager,
  • Monitors areas of responsibility for opportunities for improvement and innovation and works proactively to implement these,
  • Presents a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times,
  • Promotes a safe work place; ensures that all established safety procedures are followed,
  • Carries out other duties essential to the position as directed by the Band Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience 

  • Graduation from a university program in Physiotherapy recognized by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA);
  • Current Registration with the College of Physiotherapist of British Columbia and eligible for membership with the CPA;
  • Minimum five (5) years recent experience in orthopaedic assessment and treatment;
  • Experience entering and extracting data using the Mustimuhw Information Solutions software an asset;
  • Experience maintaining records, filing and correspondence tracking;
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team in a community setting.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required;
  • Vulnerable sector criminal record check required.

The successful applicant must provide proof of having received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2022 (4:00 pm)

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HOW TO APPLY

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Please direct applications to:

Cathy Webster
Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC
V8M 2C3

Email: cwebster@tsawout.ca
Phone: (250) 652-9101 ext. 304
Fax: (250) 652-9114

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.