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Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Houston, BC
Part Time
2 days ago
Position Summary
** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, and standards of professional practice as outlined by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and the American College of Sports Medicine this position is responsible for designing, conducting and supervising exercise sessions for primary care rehabilitation clients. Reporting to the Team Lead/Manager or designate and under the general supervision of a Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist and in collaboration with an interprofessional team, the Clinical Exercise Physiologist assists participants to attain recommended fitness, and lifestyle goals by providing education and counseling. Provides support and input into program planning, development, evaluation, and outreach and delivery of community programming to client groups.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: 08:30 to 16:30, rotating

Houston Health Centre has an array of services under one roof including urgent care, public health, home and community care, mental health and clinics for women's health and physiotherapy. Houston Residential care consists of four permanent beds with a common area and shared kitchen space and secured outdoor space. The care home is staffed with one LPN and one Care Aid. We also have two short stay beds for Respite and Palliative Care.

Houston has a population of 3600 local residents and is known as the world's steelhead fishing capital. Nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC's finest outdoor recreational opportunities. Check out Houston where the people are friendly and the wilderness beckons.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•A Bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, or Exercise Sciences from a recognized program.
•Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist with either the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to plan, implement and evaluate safe client physical activity programs.
•Ability to provide effective staff and client education.
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Demonstrated team player with strong interpersonal communication skills.
•Skills in interviewing, counseling, coaching and behavior change techniques.
•Ability to adapt and implement ongoing change and quality improvement initiatives.
•Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently, manage a varied workload and problem solve.
•Ability to build high functioning collaborative relationships with team members and clients.
•Ability to deliver services in a culturally safe and sensitive environment
•Ability to adapt to changing work environments.
•Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
•Ability to operate related equipment including virtually enabled technology.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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