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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

St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
Regional Surgical Services Program - 6 West, Orthopedics
Temporary, Full-Time (Until December 26, 2020, with possibility of extension)
Hours75 bi-weekly (8 hour shifts; days, rotating; weekend coverage)
SalaryCG 41 ($36.32 - $42.83)
Competition Number2020004330
Posted Date10 September 2020
Closing Date17 September 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 I is part of the interdisciplinary health care team on the units assigned, and attends rounds for coordination of care and discharge planning. Team communication as it pertains to attainment of patient goals and discharge planning is expected.

This position will provide physiotherapy services across Programs within St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, with potential to cross sites. This position may work in the Medicine Program, Surgery Program, and Cardiac Critical Care Program providing physiotherapy services as needed. 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. Weekend coverage and/or on-call service is required on a rotational basis. This position reports to the Division Manager, 6 West Orthopedics at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital. Clinical consultation is available from the Clinical Physiotherapist II and III's at the site. Supervision and delegation to Physiotherapy Support Workers and student preceptorship is an expectation.

This position maintains accountability for professional integrity issues to the Professional Practice Consultant for the discipline.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, 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 for the orthopedic client with complex medical conditions.

JJob Qualifications
Graduation from an approved/recognized School of Physiotherapy Program is required.
Registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapist (NLCP) is required.
Demonstrated effective communication, 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 inter-professional team and be able to prioritize caseload and patient needs.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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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.