BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.
These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Full Time, Part Time, Temporary and Casual Opportunities Available
Wage: $33.14 to $41.35 per hour
BC Children's Hospital
The Physiotherapist focuses on promoting physical function, fitness and motor performance to contribute to a client’s/ patient’s overall cognitive, perceptual, social and emotional well-being within the context of a client and family centered care model for an assigned area within Children’s & Women’s Health Centre, a Provincial Resource Centre. In accordance with established Physiotherapy standards of professional practice and using advanced knowledge and skill, advanced clinical theory and evidence based practice gained through additional education, training and experience the Physiotherapist II provides therapeutic, clinical, diagnostic and preventative services to clients, families and the community to develop functional solutions for the day-to-day problems in the lives of clients and their various environments. The Physiotherapist II utilizes an in-depth knowledge of musculosketetal growth and development, biomechanics of human movement, kinesiology, pathology, cardiorespiratory function and neurology. The Physiotherapist II participates in program development focusing on the assigned area and participates in education and research activities.
Example of Duties/Accountabilities
- Provides Physiotherapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning within assigned area.
- Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of Physiotherapy treatment programs for clients/ patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
- Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans and progress reports and care plans.
- Assesses the need for specific client/patient equipment including home/ lifestyle adaptations on and off-site and assists clients/ patients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/ patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/ patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
- Maintains communication with clients/ patients and families and/ or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/ patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships.
- Develops and/ or participates in client/ patient and family education including establishing treatment/care programs.
Education, Training and Experience
- Baccalaureate Degree in Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation Sciences and/or licensure with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.
- Two (2) years of recent related experience including one year working with the designated patient population within BC Children’s Hospital or BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Plus 50 hours of post graduate course work/training related to additional procedures, techniques or job functions for assigned area.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in groups, one-on-one and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, motivator and facilitator.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
- Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and materials.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
- Demonstrated ability to critically appraise research evidence.
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