The Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an exercise and education program geared towards providing participants with the knowledge, skills and supports they need to better manage their health after a heart event. The Physiotherapist will play an important role in supporting patients through their cardiac rehabilitation experience. Working to achieve the vision of the Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, care is focused on promoting exercise and healthy lifestyle management. Responsibilities of the Physiotherapist include: Teaching group education sessions about self-management and cardiovascular health incorporating principles of adult education. Facilitating group exercise sessions in collaboration with exercise specialists. Providing exercises assessment, training, rehabilitation, risk factor identification and self-management services. Providing 1:1 Physiotherapy consultation based on patient needs. Supporting cardiovascular functional assessments. Performing functional assessments based on patients physical needs to better support their cardiovascular health. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team to manage a patient’s progress through their rehabilitation program. Maintaining current knowledge of evidence-based practice in exercise physiology as it relates to cardiovascular health and exercise guidelines. Understanding chronic disease and behavioral psychology. Motivational interviewing to support patients in make lifelong healthy choices. Participating in committees and quality improvement initiatives. Supporting cardiac rehabilitation research through influencing best practice.
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: GRH Exercise Cardiac Rehab
Primary Location: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hsp
Posting End Date: 04-JUN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
Date Available: 14-JUN-2020
Temporary End Date: 07-DEC-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: N/A
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:
Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) certification required. Must be able to tolerate standing for long periods. Must be able to tolerate activity within the day including the capacity to move and transfer patients, and walk moderate distances.
Previous and recent experience with cardiovascular patients preferred. CSEP or ACSM certification preferred. Knowledgeable in ECG interpretation preferred. AADL Authorizer an asset.