Physiotherapist

Deadline: This posting has expired
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Commitment: Full Time

The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, to patients in Sioux Lookout Region including the 28 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment. Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Physiotherapist will work with patients, caregivers and community resources to provide assessment, consultation and development of treatment plans. The Physiotherapist is a key part of the patient care circle and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include assessments, consultation, development of treatment plans and system navigation. The Physiotherapist will work in both the clinic environment and communities providing home visits and interventions within patients’ homes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Experience with children and adults who have multiple needs is an asset
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer status for mobility devices or experience with seating and mobility devices is an asset
  • Ability to use a wide range of assessment tools across age groups 
  • Ability to work creatively with clients in both individual and in group settings, in the Centre, in the home and school settings
  • Sensitivity to the needs of parents/caregivers and the ability to support and involve them in programming
  • Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry
  • Valid driver’s license

Responsibilities

  • Provide assessment of patients, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide a physiotherapy diagnosis of their condition
  • Work with other health providers to formulate prognosis and recommend best course of intervention
  • Provide individualized treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment function using evidence-based treatment modalities. Review and modify programming as needed
  • Evaluate patients progress, reassess and alter treatment plans if require
  • Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures
  • Provide information to help facilitate understanding and access to the assistive devices, program and other funding initiatives for special equipmen
  • Work collaboratively with community based service providers and agencies to meet identified needs and enhance delivery of care
  • Educate and counsel family members and caregivers regarding the impact of disability, injury or disease on the individual and their role in the treatment and recovery process.
  • Educate and counsel to promote function and independence including health promotion and injury prevention
  • Evaluate the home, work or school environment to assess the need for specialized equipment modifications and/or supports
  • Modifies physical and social home, work or school environments
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care
  • Recommends and arranges for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers
  • Facilitates referrals to other services
  • Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Jordan’s Principle processes
  • Exercises care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel
  • Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures.
  • Extensive travel is required
  • Other duties as required