Date Posted: October 04, 2021
As a key member of the Saint Elizabeth Health Services clinical team, the Physiotherapist will work with residents to increase their health and wellness. The ideal candidate is able to work well independently and within an interprofessional team focused on customer service. Your passion is to use your caregiver knowledge, skill and judgment to provide integrated and holistic rehabilitation care to meet the physical, safety, emotional and spiritual needs of people of all ages and care needs.
The position will provide patient management through all stages of assessment, treatment, consultation and follow-up services to patients. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment and in delegating treatment to appropriately qualified therapy assistants.
As the successful candidate, you are a graduate of an accredited program in Physiotherapy and are a member in good standing of the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a high level of initiative and adaptability to rapidly changing demands.
Resident Care Functions:
- Assess individual residents to identify resident issues/challenges and to determine rehabilitation needs.
- Establish resident goals, develop and document individual care and treatment plans.
- Request physician’s referral; treat individuals in accordance with their treatment plans.
- Recommend, construct and/or provide adaptive equipment, splints, aides or remedial programs.
- Plan and direct the training of individual residents in personal care, dressing, feeding and ambulation.
- Provide counseling for residents and their families regarding lifestyle adjustments.
- Reassess residents on an on-going basis. Modify and document treatment plan in accordance with changing residents’ needs.
- Participate in conferences as a contributing member of the resident care team.
- Maintain ongoing communication with other members of the multidisciplinary team in order to maintain a consistent care program for the resident.
- Maintain resident statistics.
- Attend meetings as designated.
- Prepare and monitor annual budget and orders supplies, as required.
- Complete documents as indicated according to the Employer TQM Program.
- Develop, review and update policies and procedures for the Rehab Department.
- Follow established policies procedures and regulations. May be assigned to orient or supervise employees or volunteers.
- Assist in supervising rehabilitation HCAs.
- Ensure that equipment and conditions within the department are conducive to a safe working environment of residents and staff.
- Perform functions in accordance with established safety procedures.
- Conduct general and departmental inspections every three months for hazards and reports unsafe conditions to the Resident Care Manager.
- Participate in in-service education as a presenter or an attendee.
- Communicate with residents, families and multidisciplinary team members with regards to rehabilitation treatments designed to meet clinical objectives.
- Abide by and uphold professional association code of ethics as outlined by ACPT.
- Maintain identified standards of practice and contribute to growth and development of the profession through the exchange of information and participation in continuing education.
- Assess and arrange for provision of aids provided through the AADL Program in collaboration with other Rehabilitation Professionals.
- Communicate with community and health care agencies to facilitate consistency of care for residents.
- Perform other related duties, as assigned.
- Perform all duties in a manner in which resident safety is the focus.
- Report any unsafe activities that may cause harm or injury a resident.
- Educate other co-workers/colleagues on the proper safety techniques when there is a possibility of endangering a resident.
- Observe and correct any unsafe behavior demonstrated by the residents.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Completion of Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited program
- Recent experience in managing patients in acute or long-term care rehabilitation programs is required
- Active registration and practice permit from the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association
- Reliable, flexible, creative, self-directed professional, able to work effectively and collaboratively with rehab assistants, as well as with a high-performance interdisciplinary rehabilitation team
- Sound knowledge of community resources is an asset
- Effective interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
- Ability to adapt to new computer applications
- BCLS and CPR certificates
- Must pass the vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check applicable to Provincial guidelines
- Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and frequently lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs
- Must be able to handle stressful situations in the workplace
- Experience with use of special equipment: Ceiling and sit-stand lifts, transfer belts, hydro collator, walking aides, wheelchairs, splints and positioning devices, pressure reducing/relieving equipment.
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