Regional Physiotherapist - Full Time
Shannex
Sydney, NS
22d ago

Shannex Incorporated is a leading and innovative provider of Continuing Care accommodations and services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.

Shannex is an expanding organization that currently employs over 3,800 people. We are on an exciting path of continued growth that will offer outstanding living choices, improved services and exceptional careers.

We are pleased to offer the following exciting new opportunity :

Regional Physiotherapist Full Time (1-year term)

As a member of our management team you will coordinate diverse activation / rehabilitation needs of a senior population in a long-

term care environment. This includes providing services to the facilities within the Sydney Region (Harbourstone Enhanced Care and Celtic Court)

At Shannex, we all share a common primary objective which is to address the individual needs of every client. This is accomplished by understanding and being committed to fulfilling the goals set forth in the "Shannex Philosophy of Service".

We must also work together to maintain a safe, healthy and home-like setting for all clients and fellow employees.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Supervises, trains and evaluates the physiotherapy / occupational therapy assistant at each site as necessary including work assignments, disciplinary procedures, and performance evaluation;
  • Assesses clients with physiotherapy related concerns such as decreased mobility, transfer concerns, range of motion, strength, balance, pain control;
  • Develops individualized treatment plans based on clinical records, observation, or referral; confers with interdisciplinary staff in regard to an overall treatment plan for clients;
  • Provides treatment services for clients using physiotherapy techniques or modalities, such as hydrocollator, wax bath, TENs, etc.;
  • Evaluates the progress of clients in relation to physiotherapy treatment provided through use of tests and observation;
  • confers with nursing staff and physicians in regard to effectiveness of treatment;
  • Instructs clients in the care and use of wheel chairs, braces, canes, and prosthetic devices;
  • Maintains an inventory of physiotherapy equipment and supplies;
  • Develops and administers physiotherapy programs;
  • Prepares progress reports, funding requests, and statistical reports relating to physiotherapy treatment program and client needs and maintains treatment records as required;
  • Trains staff on back care, lifts and transfers and other relevant topics;
  • Ensures client safety by following and applying all standard operational procedures, safe work practices and training provided;
  • Participates in continuing education to maintain credentials and increase expertise and knowledge.
  • Requirements for the role include :

  • Master of Science in Physiotherapy;
  • Current registration with the provincial College of Physiotherapists;
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience; previous experience in rehabilitation and geriatrics preferred;
  • The following qualifications would be considered an asset :

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Previous experience working in long-term care
  • Great People Striving for Great Things is one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan. Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for employees where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization.

    Our staff are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.

    We offer a comprehensive compensation package, onsite parking, and flexible scheduling.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization please apply by July 27th, 2018.

    All applicants will be kept in strict confidence

    Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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