The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, orthopedics, renal, critical care, burns, transplant and trauma inpatient programs as well as a vast number of ambulatory clinics. This position is part of the centralized Rehabilitation and Allied Health Program responsible for the adult patient population and will support patients specifically who are within the Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedic team, concentrating services with the orthopedic service area, but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas on the hospital campus as indicated. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our monthly professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing professional growth and quality improvement and encourages mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals on site. The University of Alberta Hospital is centrally located in the capital city, the heart of the academic campus, Old Strathcona and the beautiful river valley. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing secure bike storage, a Light Rail Transit Station, the Pulse Fitness Centre and other Revitalize activities. Occasional weekend is required, the schedule may be negotiable, part time positions may afford up to full time hours on a casual basis. Please ensure your profile concisely outlines your qualifications, experiences and interests in this position. Additional inquiries can be directed to 780-407-6401.
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
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 08-JUN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 18-JUN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
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:
Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Must have at 1 year of experience with assessing and treating musculoskeletal and orthopedic patient populations. Knowledge and experience of pre and post orthopedic surgery conditions is required. You are able to utilize strong judgment by analyzing facts, considering the impacts, and arriving at a sound conclusions, seeking counsel when appropriate to effectively plan treatments and discharges from hospital. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who is flexible in using their time effectively by prioritizing competing tasks. You have effective teaching skills for students and other professionals. Basic computer skills, and ability navigating Netcare, Outlook and other electronic medical records are required. Trauma and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are an asset.
Provisional licenses with the college will be considered but general license preferred. 2 years experience within the last 5 years in Alberta Health Services acute care setting preferred but Covenant Health experience will be considered. Skills and knowledge in the areas of dementia, and behaviours related to it are an asset. Connect Care training is an asset. Must be able to work 1 in 6 weekends. 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years in Alberta Health Services acute care setting.