Req ID: 165972
Department/Program: Physiotherapy, Children's Health Program
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (80% FTE) until 31 August 2024 x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $33.7998 - $44.1747 /hour
Closing Date: 4 October 2023 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)
IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults, and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers, and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families, and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.
Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities that also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportion of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases, and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.
Reporting to the Managers, Rehabilitation Services, the Physiotherapist works as part of an interdisciplinary team providing services within the Central Zone; service is provided to children and youth within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE), Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP), private schools, and those who are home-schooled. The Physiotherapist provides assessment, intervention, and follow-up/evaluation (as appropriate) on a consultative or monitoring basis. The therapist liaises with clients/families, team members, and school staff and assists with transitions within the school system and to adult services. The therapist also participates in program planning and evaluation of the School Therapy Service. The Physiotherapist works collaboratively and consultatively with the identified schools which will require local and regional travel. The therapist will follow documentation guidelines of the IWK, record daily workload, participate in client meetings, School Therapy Service meetings, and liaison meetings with HRCE as appropriate, as well as discipline meetings, discipline, and Health Centre-related activities/committees, as appropriate. The Physiotherapist shares responsibility with their discipline to provide caseload coverage throughout the Health Centre as well as call back and weekend coverage as required.
Monday to Friday (times to be determined).
- Graduate of a Canadian Physiotherapy Association-approved Physiotherapy Program required.
- Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists required.
- Membership, or eligible for membership, with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association required.
- Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience required. Two (2) years of experience working with children and youth with developmental disabilities is preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in assessment and intervention for school-age children and youth with developmental disabilities required.
- Community clinical experience preferred.
- Experience in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy practice preferred.
- Knowledge of Program-based Care is an asset.
- Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team as well as the ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation, and communication (verbal and written) skills required.
- Demonstrated excellent time management, organization, and problem-solving skills required.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to family-centered care and the Life Needs Model of Pediatric Service Delivery required.
- Valid minimal Class 5 Nova Scotia Driver’s License and reliable transportation required. Travel is required for this position.
- Competencies in other languages are considered an asset.
Where there are no qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements, consideration may be given to those with relevant experience.
Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.
Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units, or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis
If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.