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Posting # 42616 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Physiotherapist, Veterans Care Program - 1 position
Veterans Care Program
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Full Time

Temporary position anticipated to extend until August 10, 2021 subject to the availability of work.

The Veterans Care Program assists Veterans whose daily functioning is affected by physical, emotional or cognitive health problems which prevent them from continuing to live in the community. We provide care that promotes health and well-being and meets the social and spiritual needs of Veterans who need assistance with the activities of daily living.

As a valued member of the interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will interact with other health professionals to provide a broad range of physiotherapy services in a resident-focused environment. The successful candidate will work in this well-established interdisciplinary team to improve the functional ability, quality of life and comfort of individuals who have complex medical conditions and/or dementia.

Essential Qualifications

  • Valid registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Minimum 2 years related experience as a Physiotherapist
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Clinical knowledge and skill base in the area of geriatrics and dementia
  • Experience and demonstrated competency in establishing rehabilitation goals and in the implementation of strategies and protocols for goal attainment
  • Demonstrated experience using a patient centered approach
  • Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team setting as well as with case managers, insurance companies and attorneys
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven flexibility and a high level of initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence based research into practice
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and relevant interest groups
  • Recent clinical experience with a geriatric population as well as managing patients with dementia
  • Working knowledge and experience with theories and principles of guiding adult learning and patient self-management approaches
  • Demonstrates initiatives with program development/improvement
  • Knowledge of computer systems (e.g. workload measurement, Cerner, Outlook, Microsoft Office)
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 21, 2020
Submission deadline: May 27, 2020

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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