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Occupational Therapy/Physio
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00043711 Requisition #
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Lac La Biche can be found approximately 220 km northeast of Edmonton. It features a population of nearly 2600 people with agriculture, forestry, and oil and gas as the dominant industries of the area. There are trails ideal for walking, biking, and cross-country skiing. It is home to a wide range of wildlife as well, from deer and moose to bears and snowshoe hares. If you enjoy a short drive to work and support you can get from a small community, this may be the opportunity for you. Under the general supervision of the Allied Health Manager, the Physical Therapist II ensures that the level of clinical practice in the assigned clinical service area is evidence based and meets clinical standards. The PT II is involved in the provision of patient care, general supervision of the support staff, orientation of new staff and students to the Athabasca rehab service department, program evaluation and development. This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting and transferring of patients and or equipment. Willing to train and relocation assistance negotiable.

Description:

As a Physiotherapist II, you will provide coordination of physiotherapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As a Physiotherapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure physiotherapy practice is evidence based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines. You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers.

  • Classification: Physiotherapist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: NZ LLB CHC Physiotherapy
  • Primary Location: Lac La Biche HC W.J.Cadzow Bld
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 30-JUN-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 10-JUL-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $39.42
  • Maximum Salary: $52.36
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Current BCLS Basic Rescuer certification. Effective self-management skills and demonstrated initiative. Able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent experience providing physiotherapy interventions to patients in an acute hospital setting.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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