REGULAR PART-TIME or FULL-TIME
Hourly Wage $28.89 - $37.33
Weekends and Statutory holidays will not be worked
Location: Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead
Closing Date: Open till suitable candidate found
(0.5FTE – 1.0FTE options available)
Hours of work to be negotiated and mutually agreed
REGULAR FULL-TIME (1.0FTE)
35 Hours weekly
Reporting to both the Coordinator of the Veterans Health Centre (VHC) and Coordinator of Therapy Services, the physiotherapist provides services for residents at the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead and clients of the Veterans Health Centre.
The Physiotherapist (PT) plans, develops, implements and evaluates physical therapy programs and services, communicates in oral and written format residents’ and clients’ clinical and program needs to the interdisciplinary team and community agencies; performs administrative duties associated with the physical therapy program; oversees the implementation of components of physical therapy care plans and activity programs by therapy assistants, resident care staff, activity workers, and bath assistants. Participation in interdisciplinary team rounds and care conferences is also required.
Graduation from a university with an approved program in Physiotherapy, current registration, in good standing, with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia: eligible for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
- Experience providing physical therapy services in a long term care and/or community health setting with elderly individuals who have chronic physical and psychosocial disabilities.
- Experience working with an interdisciplinary team.
- Previous experience working with veterans considered an asset.
- Experience working with people with dementia is preferred.
- Competency in organization of workplace; operation of equipment and prioritization and management of duties.
- Effective verbal communication skills with clients of varying levels of cognition, families, and staff.
- Effective written communication skills via email and online documentation in clinical records.
- Able to maintain confidentiality in all written and verbal communication related to the client and families.
- Cooperative, respectful and effective manner in problem solving with staff, residents, family members, volunteers and paid companions.
- Capable of working efficiently, both independently and in collaboration with others.
- Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team whose team members have diverse backgrounds.
- Sound interpersonal and instructional skills.
- Ability to supervise staff, students and volunteers where appropriate.
- Knowledge of software applications, particularly word processing, excel and e-mail;
- Proven knowledge of the principles of dementia care.
Interviews will commence immediately, as the position is vacant. For questions related to the position, please contact Annette Elieff, Coordinator of Therapy Services at 250-658-3208.
Residential & Community Programs
Annette Elieff, Coordinator of Therapy Services