The salary range for this position is CAD $41.32 - $51.40 / hour
Why Fraser Health?
Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 25,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and nearly 6,500 volunteers, we serve more than 1.6 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.
Twelve acute care hospitals, BC's first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.
We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.
Passionate about how valued Physiotherapists are in our organization and the role you will play? Keep reading.
Fraser Health has exciting opportunities to work casual as a Physiotherapist in Home Health offices located within the Fraser Health region. The Fraser Health region includes offices in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Delta, Hope, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, Port Moody, Surrey and White Rock, located in British Columbia.
Provides physiotherapy assessments and treatments to referred clients with acute, rehabilitative, chronic or palliative health care needs in community settings; supports early discharge of clients back to the community; provides services for prevention of the client's hospitalization and facilitates independence at home; develops, reviews and implements client care plans; recommends and educates clients/family/caregivers on the use of appropriate electrical modality, medical equipment, adaptations and aids, where necessary; participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team and liaises with other health care professionals to provide quality and safe client centered care; maintains client records and related statistical reports, as required.
- Provides physiotherapy services to referred clients through assessment, consultation and interventions that promote functional independence and safety; provides therapeutic exercise programs that promote strength, range of movement, circulation and functional activity.
- Collaborates with clients, families, caregivers, other healthcare professionals and staff to formulate client-centered goals; develops, implements and monitors care plans to ensure that the care plan attains client goals.
- Evaluates effectiveness of direct clinical care and education provided to the client and their caregivers; role models and demonstrates direct client care skills to staff and students based on the application of current theories and concepts to ensure compliance with current standards of practice; provides input to the interdisciplinary team regarding changes to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness of client care and to the assigned program.
- Recommends specific medical equipment, adaptations and aids such as walkers, ramps and house modifications to promote optimal client mobility, independence and safety; determines and applies the appropriate use of electrotherapy and other modalities to achieve symptom relief and improve physical function; educates clients/family/caregivers on mobility and/or transfer techniques, independent living skills, use of environmental and equipment adaptations and body mechanics.
- Assesses client situation and determines appropriate tasks for delegation to a family member, care giver or community health worker; monitors and reviews specific tasks with the client, caregiver and/or community health worker to ensure delegation of tasks continues to be appropriate.
- Acts as a resource to staff and other healthcare professionals on physiotherapy techniques for movement dysfunction; provides in-services and develops applicable resource material; acts as a client advocate by providing information and referring clients to community agencies, groups, support systems and outpatient physiotherapy, where appropriate.
- Identifies staff learning needs, develops and provides orientation and education related to physiotherapy; completes required reports and records workload and related statistics; maintains files and records in accordance with program standards and procedures.
- Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities by evaluating clinical practice and generating recommendations for alternative approaches; consults with the Manager prior to the implementation of changes to current practice.
- Maintains knowledge of current developments in evidence-based physiotherapy and practice by reviewing relevant literature, consulting with other healthcare professionals and attending relevant education programs; sets measurable performance goals and annual objectives in collaboration with the Manager.
- Provides input to the Manager on the purchase of supplies, equipment and equipment repairs, as needed.
- Assists with the facilitation of student placements and provides instruction and/or supervision to students during clinical placements, as assigned; evaluates and documents student'''s progress and performance.
- Participates in research and special projects related to physiotherapy by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team, identifying practices/issues, collecting and interpreting data and providing input for further analysis; participates on various committees, projects and delegated tasks to assist the development of Home Health programs, as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an approved school of Physiotherapy. Two (2) years' recent related clinical experience in a community, geriatric or rehabilitation setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Physiotherapy.
Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of all physiotherapy regimes
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Ability to exercise independent judgment
- Demonstrated leadership and teaching skills
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload
- Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment
- Ability to work effectively with others
- Demonstrated knowledge of current development in physiotherapy
- Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position