The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, renal, critical care, burns, emergency, transplant and trauma. This position will support patients specifically who are within the Inpatient Orthopedic service area but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas as indicated. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our monthly professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing professional growth and quality improvement and encourages mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals on site. The University of Alberta Hospital is centrally located in the capital city, the heart of the academic campus, Old Strathcona and the beautiful river valley. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing secure bike storage, a Light Rail Transit Station, the Pulse Fitness Centre and other ReVitalize activities. Occasional weekend is required, the schedule may be negotiable, part time positions may afford up to full time hours on a casual basis. Please ensure your profile concisely outlines your qualifications, experiences and interests in this position. Additional inquiries can be directed to 780-407-6401.
As a Physiotherapist II, you will provide coordination of physiotherapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As a Physiotherapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure physiotherapy practice is evidence based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines. You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers.
Classification: Physiotherapist II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 22-AUG-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 01-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 01-APR-2020
Hours per Shift: 6.2
Length of Shift in weeks: 6
Shifts per cycle: 30
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $39.42
Maximum Salary: $52.36
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:
Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Your quality of work must meet departmental and organizational expectations. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude whose work aligns with AHS Values. You must be able to act quickly and decisively using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Able to utilize strong judgment by analyzing facts, considering the impact, and arriving at a sound conclusion, seeking counsel when appropriate. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and is able to prioritize and complete assigned tasks. You have effective teaching skills for students and other professionals. Demonstrated experience establishing standards and guiding professionals to incorporate evolving evidence based practice within a clinical team. Demonstrated ability to lead a team, and engage them in change management processes. Experience scheduling and assigning work. Demonstrated Experience with Process Improvement techniques. A minimum of five years clinical and leadership experience in a variety of settings.
Alberta Health Services experience preferred but combinations considered. Experience mentoring and coaching staff and students, developing quality initiatives and implementing practice change, and being an active committee participant is desirable. Basic computer skills, and familiarity with Netcare, Outlook, and other electronic medical records are preferred. Experience with elective and traumatic post-operative orthopedic conditions in both acute and community clinic settings desirable.