Requisition #: ALB00113302
Location: Valleyview, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $39.42 - $52.36 per hour
The Physiotherapist II is responsible for the in-patient and out-patient population of the Valleyview Hospital, and occasionally would cover some of the home care clients. This hospital in Valleyview (75 minutes from Grande Prairie) boasts an excellent interdisciplinary team and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the physicians, nursing staff, and other Allied Health Disciplines covering this facility. The Physiotherapist supervises Trained Rehabilitation Assistants. Excellent peer support is available from physiotherapy teams based in Grande Prairie and the North Zone Physiotherapy Clinical Lead.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As a Physiotherapist II, you will provide coordination of physiotherapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As a Physiotherapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure physiotherapy practice is evidence based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines. You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers.
Completion of master's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.
Excellent communication skills and collaborative skills required. Must be able to use considerable independent judgment and initiative to decide whether treatment requested is suitable. Computer skills including MS Office, and experience with electronic charting are essential. Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required.