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JOB SUMMARY :
The PHYSIOTHERAPIST (PT) is an integral member of the Physiotherapy service and Allied Health department. Through the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the PT enhances the quality of life of patients by planning and implementing individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning and cardio-respiratory health, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
Principal responsibilities include : clinical care (consultation, assessment, treatment planning, implementing and evaluating client-specific treatment programs), education (clients, staff and continuing education);
performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required. Weekend work is required.
Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy (BScPT), Masters preferred
Minimum One (1) year related experience
Experience in an acute care hospital environment essential; experience with neurosurgical and neurovascular patients required
Experience with stroke best practices and stroke care system in Toronto; demonstrate experience with change leadership and promotion of evidence based stroke care
Knowledge of the Toronto West Stroke Network and Toronto Stroke Networks strategic priorities and best practice initiatives
Oxygen titration and suctioning experience and rostering of skills
Registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Complies with the legislation outlined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, (1991)
Complies with the Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job
Demonstrates competence with departmental and hospital safety, emergency and infection control procedures
Recognizes and acts within the scope and limitations of the physiotherapist
Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and to function in an independent, self-directed manner