Interior Health has a permanent, full time opening available at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).
This position works primarily in critical care, cardiac surgery and medical wards at KGH. This is a rotating position including 1/4 weekends and a share of statutory holidays.
How Will We Help You Grow?
Professional physiotherapy practice is supported at multiple levels and general practice as part of a group led by a Physiotherapy Professional Practice leader, with operational oversight from an Allied Health Manager. Mentoring and mentee opportunities abound as you are surrounded by other Physiotherapists of various backgrounds, skills and experience.
You will delegate to and supervise Rehab Assistants and learn and understand their role on the unit. Taking a lead in interdisciplinary rounds will provide occasions to demonstrate your critical thinking and knowledge.
All Physiotherapy clinicians are also enjoined to actively participate in a “Community of Practice” (Physio Practice Council) established within the Health Authority, connecting Physios from other sites to discuss practical practice concerns and doubly serve as a venue for group mentoring and guidance. Specialty Education courses sponsored periodically by the health authority are offered to clinicians to help enhance effective, evidence-based practice approaches. Interior Health staff education opportunities are reimbursed per year based on an annual limit (and subject to manager approval). There is opportunity for growth within the department as well as within the health authority through various leadership roles and functions, whether participating in stretch assignments or leading Quality Improvement projects.
Who Are We Looking For?
This position is suitable for a new grad or a seasoned therapist. We are seeking a Physiotherapist who works well within the team but is also able to work independently with good people and communication skills. Ability to coach and educate clients. Willing to learn new skills.
Reasons to Join Interior Health:
• Eligible positions qualify for relocation support
• Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package
• Generous paid vacation entitlement
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary
• Access to our in-house learning and development centre
• Employee Health and Wellness programs
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals
• Employee pension plan
• Opportunities for career advancement
• Challenging and rewarding work environment
• Safe and welcoming communities
Apply today to join a cohesive and supportive team!
• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
Effective April 2023 hourly rates of pay: $40.84 to $50.80
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.