Specialty Physiotherapist

Role and Facility Information

Are you a Physiotherapist looking to be part of a diverse interdisciplinary Allied Health team with a fantastic culture doing impactful work while earning competitive pay?

Did we mention a great benefits package including unlimited massage and physiotherapy?

Providence Health Care's Physiotherapy department is currently accepting applications for both our acute and long-term care teams at various sites. Our Physios are key members of our Allied Health team, working closely with other Allied disciplines like Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology as well as other members of our care teams to tackle the rewarding variety of treatment needs of the patient populations we serve. With a tight-knit and supportive departmental working environment that fosters a sense of community amongst practitioners dedicated to patient care, being a Physio at Providence provides incredible opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, mentorship, and professional development.

Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, Providence is proud to offer a range of opportunities including full-time, part-time, and casual, with no evenings, limited weekends, and most shifts starting at 8AM and finishing by 4PM. Physio roles with Providence also offer a very competitive benefits package for eligible employees, from medical/dental benefits (including unlimited massage and physiotherapy) and pension plan to paid vacation and the stability and job security of a unionized position.

With Physio roles across multiple sites, working with Providence provides opportunities to work in a variety of settings to expand your professional skill set, from Medicine units and outpatient clinics to Acute Care for the Elderly and Urban Health.

If you'd like to learn more, apply today! No cover letter required.

Who we are:

Providence is a non-profit healthcare provider with over fifteen sites, including a large tertiary hospital in the heart of Vancouver’s beautiful and vibrant Downtown, a smaller community hospital in the idyllic Mount Pleasant neighborhood, one of the largest referral centres for rehabilitation in British Columbia, and five long-term care facilities, as well as other clinics.

As a leading teaching and research organization, and the provincial referral center for Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, and Renal Care, we provide services ranging from acute and long-term care to leading substance use and addiction treatment supporting some of BC’s most marginalized communities. Guided by the motto “how you want to be treated”, delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care is our mission.


Why Providence?

Curious about the culture of our Allied Teams? Check out the videos below to meet some of the members of the team you'd be joining:

Celebrating Physiotherapists at Providence Health Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faUZvVMNzTk

Celebrating Allied Health Professionals at PHC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzMGCRY7V4I

Job Summary
Reporting to the Operations Leader and working under the clinical direction of the Professional Practice Leader, Physiotherapy, plans, organizes and implements patient/resident care programs to prevent or alleviate movement dysfunction, maintain and improve patient/resident's potential to function. Responsible for all clinical aspects of assigned caseload as they relate to Physiotherapy practice within the Mission, Vision and Values of Providence Health Care. Consults with members of the health care team regarding patient response to treatment and goals and long term care plans.

Qualifications / Skills and Education
Education
Baccalaureate degree in Physiotherapy, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC. Eligible for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with, patients/residents, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers. Demonstrated ability to gather relevant data and make a multi-dimensional assessment. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/resident care. Demonstrated ability to draw out information that will contribute to understanding the patient/resident's situation in order to explore issues beyond the initial concerns. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload. Ability to operate related equipment. Ability to participate in research. Ability to provide supervision and teaching to students. Demonstrated ability to develop and provide in-services and presentations.



Duties and Responsibilities

Performs physiotherapy assessment and treatment, including patient/resident education and follow-up, utilizing recognized physiotherapy techniques and practices.

Educates/counsels patients/residents, families and other team members through individual and/or group teaching methods such as one to one demonstration, in-services and providing teaching materials.

Contributes to the care team by promoting an interdisciplinary approach to patient/resident care. Provides clinical education and supervision to students as required.

Participates in the quality assurance activities of physiotherapy such as the development, implementation, and evaluation of written procedures, standards; forms and patient/resident education materials and goals and objectives.

Maintains patient/resident records by methods such as documenting patient/resident assessments, charting patient/resident information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, and policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements and documenting for future reference.

Acts as a resource to staff regarding areas of physiotherapy practice, such as effective body mechanics, ergonomic assessments and back care.

Supports clinical research activities by generating questions, assisting in writing proposals, and participating in data collection and interpretation, within resources.

Maintains knowledge of current developments in physiotherapy by reviewing professional literature, consulting with other professionals, and actively participating in relevant education programs.

Provides work direction to support staff assigned to services area regarding treatment, preparation, and patient/resident related activities.

Monitors and controls levels of supplies and equipment, and reports equipment malfunctions when necessary. Arranges for equipment maintenance as required.

Maintains administrative reporting such as completion of workload measurement information.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Terms

Compensation

Vacation Leave
As per collective agreement, 150 hours per year during an employee's first four (4} years of continuous service. For each additional year of service up to a maximum of thirty (30) years, regular employees will receive an additional 7.5 hours of paid vacation.
Estimated Remuneration
$40.84-50.80/hour
Benefits and/or Incentives
Competitive benefits package for eligible employees, from medical/dental benefits (including unlimited massage and physiotherapy) and pension plan to paid vacation and the stability and job security of a unionized position
Other Incentives
- May be eligible for $5,000 Relocation Bonus

Live and work in BC

Vancouver

The world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants.

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