Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $41.32 - $51.40 / hour Why Fraser Health?:
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.
We have an exciting Full Time opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join our Acquired Brain Injury Services(ABI)Team in Langley. Apply today!
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The Physiotherapist participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provides community-based physiotherapy services to individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI); provides consultation and education to client case managers/primary therapists, other program areas and contracted agencies regarding rehabilitation; develops and implements care plans. Recommends and educates clients/family/caregivers on the use of appropriate electrical modality, medical equipment, adaptations, and aids. Maintains client records and statistical reports.
- 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, self-care, circulation and functional activity.
- Participates as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the development and delivery of physiotherapy and other rehabilitation services.
- Develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates care plans to ensure that the care plan attains client goals and satisfactory physiotherapy outcomes.
- Coordinates services to clients with private and non-profit service providers. Develops and monitors contracted rehabilitation services.
- Recommends specific medical equipment, adaptations and aids such as walkers, ramps, and house modifications to promote optimal mobility, independence and safety of clients.
- Determines and applies the appropriate use of electrotherapy and other modalities when necessary to achieve symptom relief and improve physical function.
- Educates clients/family/caregivers on mobility techniques, independent living skills, use of environmental and equipment adaptations and body mechanics, including lifts and transfers.
- Refers clients to community agencies, groups, support systems, and outpatient physiotherapy when appropriate.
- Completes required reports, records and statistics. Maintains files and records in accordance with current standards and procedures.
- Acts as a clinical resource to colleagues and other health care professionals by advising on physiotherapy techniques for movement dysfunction. Provides in-services, and develops resource material as required.
- Participates on committees, projects and delegated tasks to assist in the development of Acquired Brain Injury Services.
- Provides instruction, feedback and supervision to students as assigned.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited school of Physiotherapy. Two (2) years' recent experience in neuro-physiotherapy or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
Valid BC Driver's license and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the broad health system, community resources and volunteer agencies, and their roles and responsibilities in providing a continuum of care.
- Knowledge of disability issues and the needs of adults living with permanent injury and illness.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and policies.
- Comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation practices in ABI rehabilitation.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, other members of the health care team and community agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritize caseload/workload and make decisions.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and provide consultation to clients, families, and healthcare professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, and deliver inservices and presentations.
- Ability to work effectively with others, including as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including related wordprocessing and database management software applications.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.