Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Physiotherapist looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Primary Care department. ** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **
Within the context of a person and family-centered model of care and in accordance with Northern Health's vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Health Care, the Primary Care Physiotherapist works collaboratively with interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care and deliver health services coordinated through the Primary Care Home. The Primary Care Physiotherapist practices in accordance with the professional standards and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. The Primary Care Physiotherapist provides competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, facilities, and communities, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to achieve effective outcomes related to their participation in valued activities. Through clinical assessment, treatment planning, recommended interventions, and follow up, the physiotherapist contributes to the fulfillment of the overall plan of care developed by the interprofessional team and informed by the person's personal goals for care. The Primary Care Physiotherapist will support people and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health by performing the duties and responsibilities outlined below.Shift Rotation/Hours of work:
Monday, Friday, Days - 07:00 to 15:00 Dunrovin Park Lodge
is a complex care facility with 117 beds. The facility consists of complex care, hospice, respite and special care unit. Maple House is a secured unit with 20 beds and one respite bed specifically for residents requiring more supervision. Hospice Care Unit has three Hospice Palliative care beds and three respite beds. There is a Volunteer Program in place to accompany Residents on social outings, appointments, and provide hospice support. Hairdressing and barber services are available on site for a fee determined by the service provider. Dunrovin also provides an on-site integrated community adult day program, operating 4 days a week. Quesnel
has a population of 10,000 (2021) local residents and is one of the central interior's oldest cities and home to the world's largest gold pan. Nestled on the banks of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers, Quesnel is the commercial centre of the North Cariboo. Check out Quesnel for more information on this outdoor playground and its access to a wealth of adventures. What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, 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. Qualifications
• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
• Two (2) years' experience in acute care, long term care, or community setting preferred.
• Valid BC Driver's license where required.Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Treatment:
Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing assessments and utilize appropriate, therapeutic interventions.
Ability to teach people and their families and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration:
Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people and their families as well as the public, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary team. Ability to effectively resolve interpersonal differences and resolve
• Critical Thinking:
Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice:
Ability to promote person centered care which includes maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, social justice concerns and the need for advocacy.
Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and priorities and achieve results
Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person centered care.
Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including use of appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.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.