Interior Health’s Hillside Centre, located in Kamloops, BC, is seeking a permanent, part-time Physiotherapist. Hillside Centre is a 44 bed facility located on the Royal Inland Hospital campus where care is provided to individuals within the psychiatric system who cannot be cared for in their own area. Focus is on diagnosis and stabilization with rehabilitation strategies to promote stabilization and reintegration into the community to return home.
Days of work are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan, plus generous vacation. Relocation Allowance package may be offered with position. Recognition of prior experience when determining starting salary.
What You Will Work On:
All patients admitted to Hillside have a psychiatric concern which is the main focus of stay. The Physiotherapist can be referred for a variety of reasons:
• Mobility assessments and recommendations for the team;
• Falls assessment and recommendations;
• General physiotherapy assessments for people with orthopedic concerns (e.g. pain, post-operative, contractures etc.), neuromuscular concerns (post-stroke, post-TBI, etc.);
• Equipment recommendations;
• Treatments that are based off of a physiotherapy assessment; and
• Help implement behavioural activation.
How You Will Create Impact:
The Physiotherapist is an important part of the care plan team. Your assessments and recommendations are used throughout patients’ stay and then follow the patient upon return to their home community. You are big part of the physical rehab component for those patients who require this while they are at Hillside for their psychiatric concerns.
How We Will Help You Grow:
There are multiple courses available to help you feel comfortable working with this population of patients (i.e. PIECES, Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA), Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC), Advanced Team Response training).
Who Are We Looking For:
A Physiotherapist who is a great team player and is open to a role that requires you to use many different skills.
• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
We welcome applicants with Interim registration and upcoming Masters of Physical Therapy new grads to apply!
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.