The Alberta Children's Hospital is a warm and vibrant workplace, with team members providing service to children and their families in inpatient units and ambulatory clinics. The Physical Therapist I, as part of the ACH site wide PT Services, ensures the level of clinical practice on the assigned clinical service area is family/client-centered and meets PT clinical standards of practice. This position will provide support to the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic including clinical assessment, intervention and coordination of care with community partners for clinic patients and families, and will support research initiatives undertaken by the neuromuscular team. This position may be required to support other program components and/or work with other population ages and groups based on identified need & priority within the site, including other ambulatory areas and/or inpatients. As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team; will exhibit excellent clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills including analytical thinking and conflict resolution/negotiation; will be organized in managing a large and complex caseload; will demonstrate initiative, adaptability and flexibility to meet varying clinical and operational needs; and will demonstrate effective interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Supervision of the clinical practice of students and assistants is required. Participation on program/clinic committees is expected. You will receive guidance, mentoring & leadership appropriate to your level of experience.
As a Physiotherapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team providing a range of physiotherapy services to patients and families within the established standards, directives and policies for the work environment and the profession. These services include: assessment/screening, development of customized goals and treatment plans for therapeutic interventions, delivery of therapeutic interventions, education, discharge planning and follow-up to enable patients to achieve optimum function and independence. As a Physiotherapist I, you will include patients and families as integral members of the health care team, encouraging their active participation in all aspects of care. You will be an integral member of our team through provision of guidance to other healthcare professionals and clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will be reviewing clinical referrals, screening and assessing client needs from a physiotherapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines as appropriate. You will be developing, planning and implementing physiotherapy services in cooperation with other disciplines in the hospital and community, and establishing and maintaining effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and health care practitioners concerning treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will be participating in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of physiotherapy services. You will maintain a practice knowledge base including knowledge specific to the defined service area, relevant services and resources and regulatory college standards and requirements.
Classification: Physiotherapist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: (ACH) PHYSIOTHERAPY
Primary Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 20-NOV-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 30-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of master's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum five (5) years of relevant, related clinical experience. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in medical and/or hospital-based pediatric care provision. Knowledge and experience in neuromuscular conditions, rehabilitative service and transition support. Knowledge of tertiary rehabilitation service delivery. Knowledge of community resources.
Experience working in pediatric rehabilitation. BCLS-HCP certification. AADL authorization required for some services.