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Physiotherapist – Primary Health Care

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Sarnia, ON posted July 14, 2021.

Req ID: 115342 Location: Eastern Zone, St.

Martha’s Regional Hospital Company: NSHA Department: PHC EZ AG CDW Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (80% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: Healthcare CUPE Posting Closing Date: 21-Jul-21 Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.

Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager, Primary Health Care, Guysborough / Antigonish Network, Eastern Zone, the Primary Health Care (PHC) Physiotherapist (PT) participates in the overall plan of care for the client by providing holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of clients.

As a member of the Cardiovascular Hearts and Motion and CD team, the PT participates in the overall plan of care for the client by providing physiotherapy services when indicated.

The PT provides care in collaboration with the patient and family, other health team members throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness.

The PT participates in the provision of safe, evidenced-based, competent, patient-centered, ethical care, ensuring the goals and needs of the client are prioritized and individualized.

Using professional knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment, the PT engages in independent, interdependent and dependent functions to provide health care.

The PT focuses on comprehensive assessment and treatment, integrated plans of care, patient / family education, coordination of care, facility / student education, and research.

The PT works with others to coordinate, facilitate, and implement strategies throughout the NSHA to enhance motivational communication and self-management capacity among primary care providers.

The PT will provide service throughout the NSHA, focusing on the Guysborough / Antigonish network of the Eastern Zone, in a variety of settings including homes, clinics, and community facilities.

Service provision may be in individual or group settings.

•Graduate of an accredited physiotherapy baccalaureate or entry level master program
•Training in motivational communication and self-management approaches is an asset; training in this area must be underway within 12 months of hiring
•ACSM clinical exercise specialist or CSEP certified exercise physiologist certification or willing to obtain within first two years of employment
•Two years of experience working as a physiotherapist, preferably some experiencing in a community setting
•Experience and expertise with adult facilitation is an asset
•Experience and expertise with motivational communication is an asset
•Must be a licensed member of the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists
•Must be eligible for membership of the Canadian Physiotherapist Association
•Ability to foster, demonstrate and maintain good public relations with clients, visitors, and the public
•Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, members of the health care team and community partners
•Excellent communication skills
•Organizational ability to complete assigned work and manage changing staffing and caseload levels
•Basic computer knowledge and skills
•Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
•Successful applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including vulnerable sector search) to People Services before starting employment and assuming any associated costs as a condition of employment.

A skills test may be required as part of the selection process Please note: applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume or application.

Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information Hours of Work Permanent, Part-time (80%) position; 60 hours bi-weekly Salary Information $31.8524
– $40.2221 hourly Thank you for your interest in this position.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check Proof of education & training certifications Proof of any additional required qualification Valid registration with the relevant licensing body Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation Proof of SIN number Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit
– CUPE position.

Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants.

Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.