Posting #: 19-0127
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Program: Community Care & Rehabilitation
Department: Chronic Disease Self-Management, OBIRS, Chronic Pain
Site: Sudbury Outpatient Centre (SOC)
Use a patient centered approach to collaborate within the multi-disciplinary team to provide effective assessments and treatments to support the patient’s ongoing management of chronic pain.
Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Chronic Disease Self-Management, OBIRS and Chronic Pain.
- Perform detailed, comprehensive medical history and physical assessment of patients to establish a clinical impression for physiotherapy intervention as required.
- Initiate and execute all physiotherapy treatments related to the clinical impression to deliver patient care, and perform on-going evaluations to determine when discharge from service is appropriate.
- Rehabilitate injuries and the effects of disease/disability by implementing therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions.
- Educate clients and families in coping strategies, decision-making, and utilization of personal and community resources, and make referrals to community resources as required.
- Assist with program development activities, including liaising with inter-professional team members and partner sites as required.
- Document assessment in the patient’s medical chart, clinical impression, and all related physiotherapy intervention and patient outcomes; maintain an accepted standard of documentation for quality assurance as outlined by HSN policies and the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO).
- Communicate verbally or through written reports with other health care professionals regarding patient management for clinical problem-solving and program development.
- Act as a professional resource for internal health care providers and community partners.
- Provide theoretical and clinical education/supervision to physiotherapy students and undergraduate students.
- Provide possible home visits as required.
- Develop and implement self-learning objectives, participate in related postgraduate educational opportunities to improve clinical expertise, and integrate new knowledge to enhance patient care.
- Participate on patient care teams and other committees, including Professional Council meetings, regarding the development of policies and procedures, forms and audits, and coverage/vacation planning within the professional discipline.
- Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
- Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
- Determine and align improvement projects with HSN True North; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
- Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
- Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
- Actively participate in program research activities as required.
- Perform other duties as required.
Education and Training
- Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
- Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required.
- Certification as an Assistive Devices Program (ADP) authorizer is preferred.
- Certificate in Non-violent Crisis Intervention course is required.
- Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required
- A minimum of three (3) years’ independent practice as a physiotherapist.
- Experience in chronic pain is preferred.
- Experience working in a functional pain program including the utilization of physical and psychosocial interventions is preferred.
- Experience working with people who have severe and persistent physical and/or mental illness is preferred.
- Experience working in an inter-professional team is preferred.
- Experience working in assessment and treatment of out-patient musculoskeletal conditions is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise, and mentor students and support personnel.
- Demonstrated current knowledge of trends in general health care and community resources.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous and Francophone culture.
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN; OTN-PCVC) and willingness to use in clinical practice.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology.
- Demonstrated excellent judgement and proven analytical skills.
- Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
- Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
- Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload.
- Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
- Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.
- Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and patients.
- Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
- Demonstrated positive work record and excellent attendance record.
- Valid driver’s license with access to reliable vehicle may be required.
- Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
- Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours as required.
- Ability to travel between local sites and willingness to travel occasionally within Northern Ontario.
Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and relevant qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. Where these factors are relatively equal, seniority shall govern. HSN reserves the right to conduct a formal interview/testing process where required, which may include (but not limited to), a written or practical examination or both to determine skill and ability.
French Language Service Designation
Bilingualism is Required. In accordance with the FLS Plan, if no bilingual candidates (both internal and external) meet the qualifications, unilingual candidates may be considered.
$69,069 – $84,552/Annum
N.B. Applications for this position must be submitted to the Human Resources Department before 1600 hours on February 13, 2019.
HSN thanks all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will not accept applications after the closing date and time.