Your Opportunity :
As a Physiotherapist I in this Home Care position, much of your work will be independent, although you will be expected to communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team regarding clients registered to the Home Care service stream, as well as community partners.
You will provide clinical direction to a Therapy Assistant and may, on occasion, be offered the opportunity to share the responsibility for mentoring Physiotherapy or Therapy Assistant students.
As a Physiotherapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of 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.
These services include : assessment / screening, development of customized goals and treatment plans for therapeutic interventions, delivery of therapeutic interventions, education, discharge planning and follow-
up to enable patients to achieve optimum function and independence. As a Physiotherapist I, you will include patients and families as integral members of the health care team, encouraging their active participation in all aspects of care.
You will be an integral member of our team through provision of guidance to other healthcare professionals and clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students.
You will be reviewing 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.
Required Qualifications :
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 :
Heart & Stroke BCLS-HCP certification required.
Preferred Qualifications :
One year experience in Home Care setting in a rural community preferred.One year experience in Acute Care setting in a rural community is an asset.
Current AADL Authorizer preferred.