Hillside Centre, located in Kamloops, B.C., has an immediate permanent, part-time Physiotherapist opening.
What We Offer:
• Relocation allowance for eligible positions
• Employer paid comprehensive benefits package
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid vacation
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals
• Job stability and team environment
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization in different areas of practice
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary
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.
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. Days of work are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
All patients admitted to Hillside have a psychiatric concern, which is the focus of stay. The Physiotherapist receives referrals for a variety of reasons. For example:
• 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 behavioral activation.
Courses are available to help the Physiotherapist feel comfortable working with this population of patients: PIECES, Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA), Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC), Advanced Team Response training.
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• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
• Valid Driver’s license where required.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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