Physiotherapist

Windermere Care Centre - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Windermere Care Centre is a 207 bed long-term care facility in Vancouver. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our new rehabilitation team and will help shape the direction of the department. Benefits include generous extended health and dental coverage and participation in the Municipal Pension Plan.

Job Summary:

Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) as well as within a resident and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides physiotherapy services to enable residents to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes and based on long term care plans, by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Performs assessments on resident’s physical status, functional abilities and needs and goals, establishes a physiotherapy diagnosis and prognosis, develops and implements an intervention strategy, evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicates with the resident/family and health care team members. Participates in departmental/facility quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Baccalaureate in Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences from a recognized program.
  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC). Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
  • Previous experience is geriatric setting preferred
  • Must have the ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and follow oral and written directions
  • Must have assessment, charting, verbal and written reporting experience
  • MDS and CAPS training preferred

Skills and Abilities:

Broad knowledge of Physiotherapy theory and practice within a resident and family centred model of care.

Broad knowledge of the CPTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.

Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in resident care

Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area(s).

Basic knowledge of physiotherapy standardised tests and measures.

Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.

Demonstrated ability to teach and empower residents to assume control over their health.

Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with residents and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.

Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.

Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.

Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.

Demonstrated skill in Physiotherapy techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.

Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized resident care information system.

Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assesses resident’s physical status, functional abilities, needs, and goals utilizing an evidence-based approach by methods such as reviewing records, gathering information, interviewing the resident, identifying resident and therapist expectations, selecting and applying evidence-based assessment methods, performing examinations, administering standardized tests and measures, identifying the resident’s desired functional status and quality of life, and monitoring the resident’s health for significant change to ensure improvement in residents functional independence and physical performance.

2. Analyzes resident’s needs, establishes the physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, and develops an evidence-based, outcome-focused intervention strategy by utilizing assessment and reassessment findings, discussing the analysis with the resident and relevant others, developing short and long term resident goals, and selecting a practice model/intervention consistent with the resident’s needs and goals to achieve optimal health outcomes.

3. Implements interventions in accordance with established treatment guidelines and educates residents regarding self-management, health promotion and injury/disability prevention.

4. Assigns and delegates appropriate tasks to Rehabilitation Assistants within the physiotherapy scope of practice and provides direction and monitoring as required.

5. Communicates with residents/families, other health team members by receiving referrals, interviewing/assessing residents, providing information to assist the resident in making informed decisions, participating in interdisciplinary team meetings, acting as an physiotherapy resource, collaborating with team members in the planning, coordination and evaluation of resident service and documenting assessment, intervention strategy and evaluation results to ensure comprehensive service delivery and promote teamwork.

6. Evaluates and documents the effectiveness of interventions by methods such as conducting ongoing assessment and monitoring of resident responses, evaluating changes in health status, function and physical performance against pre-determined goals and expected outcomes, and modifying the intervention strategy to achieve and maintain functional independence and physical performance.

7. Acts as a Physiotherapy resource for other members of the health care team by methods such as providing education and in-services, and attending meetings as a representative of Physiotherapy.

8. Maintains a variety of records including resident files by gathering information, entering data into computerized databases and/or documenting information into approved formats according to the College of Physical Therapist of BC practice standards. Notes resident’s progress, changes to treatment plan, and records test/treatment results to provide evidence and rationale that support assessment findings and intervention plan. Compiles statistics on workload activities and summarizing information into written reports as requested.

9. Guides clinical experience of assigned physiotherapy and rehabilitation assistant students as assigned by providing clinical guidance and the opportunity to observe and take an active role in the treatment of physiotherapy residents, and providing input to the Director of Care and/or designate as requested on individual's progress in achieving established standards of care.

10. Participates in team/program activities required to enhance and optimize the delivery of care and to facilitate evidence-based practice. Promotes quality management principles for team/program operations, identifies processes/procedures that require improvement, and drafts/revises guidelines, policies and procedures for review.

11. Participates on committees to promote optimal support for residents, to facilitate the resolution of issues, and to advocate for the goals and objectives of the team/program.

12. Participates in approved physical therapy and interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with designated personnel/team and other health care professionals, through methods such as collecting data, summarizing information, and/or providing verbal updates for review and further analysis by principal researcher, research team and/or project coordinator.

13. Applies an evidence-based approach to clinical problem solving through methods such as reviewing relevant literature/resources and applying approved research findings in clinical practice to support the research culture of the organization. Evaluates results in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.

14. Maintains and updates own clinical knowledge within area of practice, and develops a plan in collaboration with designated personnel/team for professional development. Reviews progress to ensure that goals are achieved within established time frames.

15. Performs other related duties as required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $47.00 /hour