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Physiotherapist – Urgent and Primary Care Centre

Physiotherapist – Urgent and Primary Care Centre

Competition #: 01436579
Employee Type: PERMANENT PART TIME (0.80 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: HSA
Hourly Wage: $35.27 – $43.81


Position Summary
Interior Health’s West Kelowna Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) invites applications for the role of Physiotherapist. West Kelowna UPCC is looking for a knowledgeable Physiotherapist with experience in developing client evidence-based, outcome-focused intervention strategies consistent with the clients’ needs and goals that achieve optimal health outcomes.The new West Kelowna UPCC will offer people comprehensive, team-based health care where it’s estimated that the new care centre will serve an estimated 41,000 people residing in the communities of West Kelowna and Peachland. It will deliver urgent and primary care services to people who need to see a health-care provider, but do not require a trip to the emergency department. Urgent care centres serve two purposes: providing health care for non-life threatening conditions; and to help attach community members with family doctors and/or nurse practitioners.

The health-care team will include general practitioners, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, physiotherapists and medical office assistants. Once fully staffed, the centre will provide care for more than 27,000 patient visits annually. Patients will be seen by the team of health-care providers and will be able to self-refer to the UPCC for care. Hours of operation will be 11:30 to 20:30 hours.

As a member of the West Kelowna UPCC multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, you will work independently and collaboratively providing physiotherapy services that include assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of clients and/or their caregivers. Reporting to the Physiotherapy Professional Practice Lead you will draw upon your ability to identify client and therapist expectations and the client’s desired functional status and quality of life; administer standardized tests and measures; promote functional independence; and enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, Interior Health offers one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 16 days up to a maximum of 28 days. We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up. This is a permanent, part-time position. Hours of work are rotating Days and Evenings (11:00 to 21:00, 13:00 to 21:00 hours).

Community Profile: Lush vineyards borded by Okanagan Lake and a dormant volcano create the panoramic backdrop for life in West Kelowna. An abundant history in agriculture and a farm-to-table way of life, coupled with an array of urban amenities for shopping and dining, give the thriving City of West Kelowna a feel of ‘rural sophistication.’ Though only recently becoming a municipality, West Kelowna’s roots run deep. The Sqilxw Fist Nations People have called this area home for centuries and pass their rich history down from generation to generation, beautifully weaving their culture throughout the community in art, signs and symbols. Offering biking trails, sandy beaches, dozens of wineries, golf courses, ski hills and numerous farms and orchards, West Kelowna holds something for everyone.

Education, Training and Experience:
• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).Skills and Abilities:
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients 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 clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH 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 client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including 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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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