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Location:Dawson Creek
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Competition #:05533000
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Hourly Wage:$37.24 - $46.39
Close Date:JULY 29, 2022*
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Physiotherapist looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Physiotherapy department.

Within the context of person and family-centered care and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Physiotherapist for the relevant specialty clinic will be responsible for the provision of direct clinical services as part of an interprofessional team, in an innovative approach to providing timely, effective and best practice care. In collaboration with organizational and community leaders, the incumbent will also support the development of the primary health model and act as a regional resource in the specialty area of physiotherapy practice. In partnership with UBC Department of Physical Therapy Northern and Rural Cohort, this position also provides clinical education and training, orientation, supervision, and evaluation of physiotherapy students.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 08:00 to 16:00

Dawson Creek & District Hospital is a 50-bed hospital that offers full service that includes inpatient care, emergency, respiratory, rehab, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology lab, medical imaging and cancer care. The hospital is the northeastern BC orthopedic and trauma centre. Visiting specialists in urology, dermatology and pediatrics is also available.

Dawson Creek has a population of 12,178 (2021) with a youthful and vibrant community that serves as a major centre for the surrounding areas. Come enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets Dawson Creek has to offer. Check out Dawson Creek for more information about this community where the northern lights shine.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government

• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and eligible for membership with the Physiotherapy Association of BC.
• Completion of a recognized Educator Course in the relevant specialty.
• Minimum of two (2) years related experience in clinical practice related to this specialty along with additional relevant courses related to this specialty
• Previous experience in a leadership /supervisory/ educator role.
• Demonstrated teaching and supervisory/mentoring experience for a range of health care providers.
• Valid BC Driver’s license required.
• Valid CPR C and AED certification.

Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead, mentor, coach, facilitate students and staff through consultation, teaching and guidance.
• Excellent theoretical and clinical PT knowledge, skills, experience, and expertise in the acute inpatient/outpatient and/or community care settings.
• Ability to work collaboratively in teams and establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and partners. Understands and applies competencies for interprofessional collaboration.
• Ability to work in a sole-charge environment with the willingness and ability to establish partnerships, find and link resources, and build networks.
• Experience in establishing partnerships, seeking opportunities, finding and linking resources, and building networks.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work and develop/implement new projects.
• Ability to develop educational, training and instructional resource materials.
• Demonstrated skill and ability to operate related equipment and techniques appropriate to clinical areas of responsibility.
• Strong computer literacy and competent use of office software applications and technology/equipment in support of electronic patient record, deliverables, practice education and outreach.
• Well versed in critical appraisal and incorporates relevant research, guidelines and best practice standards.
• Ability to apply evaluation and quality improvement methodology to care management and educational processes.
• Demonstrated ability to use knowledge translation processes, change management strategies, and to adapt to complex organizational work environments

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT