Within the context of a person and family-centered model of care and in accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Health Care, the Primary Care Physiotherapist works collaboratively with interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care and deliver health services coordinated through the Primary Care Home. The Primary Care Physiotherapist practices in accordance with the professional standards and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.
The Primary Care Physiotherapist provides competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, facilities, and communities, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to achieve effective outcomes related to their participation in valued activities. Through clinical assessment, treatment planning, recommended interventions, and follow up, the physiotherapist contributes to the fulfillment of the overall plan of care developed by the interprofessional team and informed by the person’s personal goals for care. The Primary Care Physiotherapist will support people and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health by performing the duties and responsibilities outlined below.
Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
Two (2) years’ experience in acute care, long term care, or community setting preferred.
Valid BC Driver’s license where required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing assessments and utilize appropriate, therapeutic interventions.
Teaching: Ability to teach people and their families and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people and their families as well as the public, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary team. Ability to effectively resolve interpersonal differences and resolve
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote person centered care which includes maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, social justice concerns and the need for advocacy.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and priorities and achieve results
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person centered care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including use of appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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