Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader (PPL), Physiotherapy, and receiving guidance and support from the designated Physiotherapy Site Leader and/or Research, Education and Practice Coordinator, the position supports the interdisciplinary program/team in achieving program, patient and resident goals. The position assists with human resource planning, supervises designated non-paramedical staff, schedules and coordinates work assignments, establishes priorities and problem solves. Participates in quality improvement activities, supports clinical research and acts as a representative on program committees as required. 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 utilizing recognized physiotherapy techniques and practices. Works collaboratively with members of the health care team regarding patient response to treatment and goals and long term care plans.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with, patients/residents, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers. Effective leadership, interpersonal, negotiation and facilitation skills. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor staff. 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 develop, evaluate and write clinical protocols and guidelines. Ability to provide supervision and teaching to students. Demonstrated ability to develop and provide in-services and presentations.
Baccalaureate degree in Physiotherapy plus one (1) year recent related experience, 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.