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Specialty Physiotherapist

Role and Facility Information

The Physiotherapist II focuses on promoting physical function, fitness and motor performance to contribute to a client’s/ patient’s overall cognitive, perceptual, social and emotional well-being within the context of a client and family centered care model for an assigned area within Children’s & Women’s Health Centre, a Provincial Resource Centre. In accordance with established Physiotherapy standards of professional practice and using advanced knowledge and skill, advanced clinical theory and evidence based practice gained through additional education, training and experience the Physiotherapist II provides therapeutic, clinical, diagnostic and preventative services to clients, families and the community to develop functional solutions for the day-to-day problems in the lives of clients and their various environments. The Physiotherapist II utilizes an in-depth knowledge of musculosketetal growth and development, biomechanics of human movement, kinesiology, pathology, cardiorespiratory function and neurology. The Physiotherapist II participates in program development focusing on the assigned area and participates in education and research activities.

Example of Duties/Accountabilities

Provides Physiotherapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning within assigned area.
Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of Physiotherapy treatment programs for clients/ patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans and progress reports and care plans.
Assesses the need for specific client/patient equipment including home/ lifestyle adaptations on and off-site and assists clients/ patients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/ patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/ patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
Maintains communication with clients/ patients and families and/ or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/ patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships.

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Terms

Compensation

Estimated Remuneration
$33.14 to $41.35 per hour
Benefits and/or Incentives
Dental, Medical, MSP, Pension, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance
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