Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theatre. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. Alberta Health Services is invested in Grande Prairie with construction underway for a new regional hospital and cancer center. As our Physiotherapist, under supervision from the Clinical Coordinator of the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team, you will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of Physiotherapy assessments and treatment for clients referred. You will plan, schedule, assess and implement treatment programs for clients with a history of a Stroke. The treatment will be provided within the trans-disciplinary model, with an emphasis on Client and Family Centered Care. You will participate in client teaching, provide consultation and in-servicing, communicate with family, co-workers and other members of the health care team, and perform documentation as required. You will also accept responsibility for continuing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. You will adhere to the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association's Code of Ethics and AHS policies and procedures. You will provide care within the full scope of practice as defined by the college and be responsible and accountable for your physiotherapy practice as defined by the college and ensure that your registration is current and valid.
As a Physiotherapist I, you will be working both independently and in an interdisciplinary team providing a range of physiotherapy services to patients and families within the established standards, directives and policies for the work environment and the profession. You will provide guidance to other healthcare professionals and clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will review clinical referrals, screening and assessing client needs from a physiotherapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines as appropriate. You will be developing, planning and implementing physiotherapy services in cooperation with other disciplines in the hospital and community, and establishing and maintaining effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and health care practitioners concerning treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will be participating in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of physiotherapy services. You will maintain a practice knowledge base including knowledge specific to the defined service area, relevant services and resources and regulatory college standards and requirements. We are dedicated to supporting our Physiotherapists in becoming strong practitioners in their practice area and expanding their skillsets regardless of location. All our Physiotherapists have access to a list of experienced clinicians across the province and are able to tap into this resource via email, phone and virtual meetings. As our teams transition to our Provincial Electronic Medical Record (Connect Care) you will also be able to share patient information real time with these senior clinicians to assist you in providing high quality care.
Classification: Physiotherapist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Stroke Early Supported Dischar
Primary Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 06-MAY-2020
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 16-MAY-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 5
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:
Ability to educate others as to philosophy and objectives of Physiotherapy. Ability to plan, organize and implement specific treatment programs. Ability to develop policies and procedures pertinent to the needs of the facility and clients. Ability to demonstrate initiative and accept responsibility. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to participate as a team member. Ability to utilize a wide variety of computerized operating systems. Evidence of maturity and professional attitude toward the discipline. Evidence of personal motivation to perform workload with a minimum of supervision. Evidence of leadership ability and motivational example.
Alberta Aides to Daily Living (AADL) Authorizer status. Clinical experience in a variety of health care settings, but specific experience in the management of Neurological Conditions and Stroke. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.