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Posting # 50041 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Physiotherapist, Veterans Care Program - 1 position
Veterans Care Program
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Regular Part Time

The Veterans Care Program assists war service Veterans whose daily functioning and health may be affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses and episodic health problems. You will provide quality care and work within a comprehensive interdisciplinary team to promote the health and well-being and meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of Veterans requiring substantial assistance with activities of daily living. We support Veterans to be as independent as possible and to reach their full capability within a safe environment. Families are key partners in our care team and are supported by the team to adjust and adapt to the changing needs of the family member.

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

  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Valid registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence based research into practice
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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)
  • Proficiency in French is considered an asset
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 documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: January 19, 2023
Submission deadline: January 25, 2023

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

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