Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader (PPL) Physiotherapy and working collaboratively with the Physiotherapy Site Leaders, the position supports the interdisciplinary program/team in achieving program, patient and resident goals. The Research, Education and Practice Coordinator provides Physiotherapy practice support functions across multiple sites which includes acting as the clinical resource for Physiotherapy staff, assessing clinical development needs/interests and providing orientation and education programs, identifying and coordinating research and quality improvement initiatives. Organizes student placements and liaises with educational organizations on an ongoing basis. Performs direct clinical services to patients/residents and their families in a designated area.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to identify learning needs, teach, coach, and provide clinical information and guidance. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of adult education principles. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize work. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation. Demonstrated ability to function as a team member. Ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated ability to lead others. Ability to critically appraise research evidence. Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues.
Baccalaureate Degree in Physiotherapy plus four (4) years broad experience in a health care setting, including previous administrative and educational leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. Eligible for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Assists the PPL with planning, implementing and evaluating Physiotherapy service delivery for designated patient/resident care areas across all sites through methods such as identifying service gaps or recommending changes to improve service delivery. In conjunction with PPL coordinates the student fieldwork experience program through organizing placements and student orientation and liaising with relevant educational institutions such as UBC regarding clinical teaching opportunities. Gathers information on staffing changes or requests for coverage, and in conjunction with PPL or designate, allocates staff based upon skill set and unit or site needs, in accordance with applicable collective agreements. Identifies specific learning needs in conjunction with the PPL and Physiotherapy Site Leaders, implements and evaluates educational strategies and programs through teaching and written work including developing, implementing and evaluating clinical procedures and education materials, coordinating learning opportunities and providing orientation to new staff. Presents in-service education sessions to staff as required. Identifies relevant research opportunities and integrates the application of research findings into practice by incorporating information into policies, procedures educational programs and materials. Communicates with PPL and Physiotherapy Site Leaders at relevant sites should research projects occur. Provides input to the PPL regarding performance planning and coaching of designated staff and acts as a clinical mentor and coach. Acts as a clinical resource for Physiotherapy Site Leaders and staff by problem-solving complex patient/resident/family care issues as required by the sites and provides clinical education and supervision to students as required. Identifies and recommends quality improvement initiatives in conjunction with the Physiotherapy Site Leaders and staff, leads and participates in projects as delegated. Develops, implements and evaluates written procedures and standards; develops assessment forms and patient/resident materials, program descriptions, audit tools, and clinical guidelines. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends to the PPL, staffing and workload requirements, space, equipment and supply needs for designated programs/areas based upon feedback from Physiotherapy Site Leaders and staff that align with the goals, objectives and standards of the service. Performs Physiotherapy assessment and treatments using recognized Physiotherapy techniques and practices and promotes an interdisciplinary approach to patient/resident care. Educates/counsels patients/residents, families and other team members through individual and/or group teaching methods such as one to one demonstration, in-services and providing teaching materials. Maintains patient/resident records by methods such as documenting patient/resident assessments, charting patient/resident information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, and policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements and documenting for future reference. Maintains administrative reporting such as completion of workload measurement information. Performs other related duties as assigned.