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Job Title:
Clinical Physiotherapist I

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: St. Clare's Mercy Hospital

Clinical Physiotherapist I
St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
Medicine / Surgery Program
HoursBased on the needs of the department
SalaryCG41, ($36.32 - $42.83 per hour)
Competition Number2020000444
Posted Date25 February 2020
Closing Date30 June 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Clinical Physiotherapist provides physiotherapy assessment, treatment and discharge planning in consultation with other team members for attainment of client goals. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of physiotherapy services to inpatient populations on assigned medicine and surgical units. Clinical caseloads will be diverse including a variety of orthopedic, vascular and thoracic surgery diagnoses; as well as a variety of conditions on medicine units including stroke, COPD, and multiple co-morbid conditions. The incumbent is an integral member of the health care team and is responsible for timely communication and documentation of relevant patient information. The incumbent is also responsible for participation in activities of the Program and the profession within Eastern Health that contribute to a Healthy Workplace and a safe environment for patients and staff.supervision of delegated activities to a physiotherapy support worker is expected. Participation in initiatives that measure quality care as well as value for health consumers is expected. A structured orientation to the patient populations and discharge planning elements will be provided.

This position will report to a Division Manager on the assigned service. Clinical guidance and mentorship is available from Clinical Physiotherapist II's and/or III at the site of assignment. All Clinical Physiotherapists maintain accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Physiotherapy for professional integrity and practice issues.

Job Demands
By applying for, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts or moves objects between 10 - 37 lbs.
Regularly requires a combination of sitting, standing and walking.
Regularly required to bend, kneel, stretch and physically lifting, pushing, pulling and/or manoeuvring patient/clients with medium force.
Occasionally uses hand tools and equipment.
Time pressures and interruptions are experienced with little control over work pace
Higher than normal levels of attentiveness/alertness is required when performing activities in ICU with critically ill patients and dealing with clients with complex medical conditions."

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an approved school of Physiotherapy is required.
Registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists is required.
Demonstrated communication effectively, both verbally and in writing with co-workers, patients and their families in a one to one and/or group environment.
Ability to direct, supervise and mentor students and physiotherapy support workers.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of an interdisciplinary team and be able to prioritize caseload and patient needs.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to external applicants only.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.