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Apply Now Job ID 1206871 Date posted 01/22/2019
Community :CRESTON
Position Summary

Interior Health seeking a Physiotherapist for two part-time positions that may be combined to work a four day per week schedule: 1) Tuesdays and Thursdays in Creston Health Centre, and 2) Mondays and Fridays in Creston Valley Hospital/Swan Lake Lodge.

While at Creston Health Centre, the Physiotherapist works in home care assisting a diverse variety of clients with mobility and home safety assessments. Clients may have total joint replacement therapy needs, neuro-stroke therapy needs and/or may be the frail elderly maintaining independence in their homes.

While at Creston Valley Hospital and Swan Lake Lodge the Physiotherapist works in Acute outpatient care and Long Term care. Creston Valley Hospital is a 16 bed Community hospital offering services that include surgical, inpatient and emergency. Swan Valley Lodge is a 90 bed facility that includes six respite/convalescent beds and a 23 bed dementia unit. The Rehab Team at Creston Valley Hospital includes one more Physiotherapist, an Occupational Therapist and two Rehabilitation Assistants.

Both Physiotherapist positions are relief until the return of the incumbent (estimated July 2019) with the possibility of extension.

Interior Health Physiotherapists works independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing physiotherapy services including assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of clients and/or their caregivers to promote functional independence and enable the client to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. The Physiotherapist participates in departmental/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education; and provides work direction to the rehabilitation assistant working with the rehabilitation team.

Upon hiring into a relief role, employees are eligible to maintain Casual employment status at the end of the relief and/or to apply for internal job postings that could include permanent positions. Relief positions are eligible for Interior Health’s comprehensive benefit package and recognition of previous experienced worked in determining starting salary.

With your passion and motivation to provide Physiotherapy services combined with our commitment to set new standards of excellence makes, Interior Health the right choice for you. We are dedicated to effective quality care and patient advocacy and have leadership that is committed to teamwork, empowerment, and innovation. Interior Health can offer you an environment that will challenge your professional, technical, and practical skills.

What makes people live, work, and play in Creston, BC?
The quiet community of Creston is located south of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Rockies Region in Southeast BC and is nestled between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. Creston boasts many local Artisans with skills such as blacksmithing, pottery, quilting, broom-making and painting and display their creations at annual events such as the Arts and Culture Festival and Art Walk. The Creston Valley is a breathtaking combination of snow-capped mountain peaks, fields of grain, deep clear lakes and wide-open spaces. Although primarily an agricultural centre with a focus on fruit production, the community’s economy is also dependent upon forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism.

This position may be eligible for a loan forgiveness program through the BC Provincial Government. Physical Therapy is an eligible profession that can take advantage of this program.


Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC.
Valid Driver's License.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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