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Apply Now Job ID 1298353 Date posted 09/03/2019
Community :PENTICTON
Position Summary

The Primary Care Network in Penticton, BC, is seeking to hire a Physiotherapist to join its team of integrated team of health care providers.

Primary Care Networks are designed to provide universal comprehensive primary care services to a geographical community population where comprehensive nursing and allied health professional capacity will be linked with the General Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner full service clinics. Primary Care services are designed to be holistic, person-centred, culturally safe and responsive to individuals’ needs where providers work to an optimized scope of practice.

Join a multidisciplinary Primary Care team in 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 clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. Contribute to the organization and the overall goals of the profession and care network; participate in quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education; and provide work direction to the rehabilitation assistant working with the team.

This is a permanent, full time position eligible for a comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Relocation allowance provided to the eligible candidate. Local travel is required in this role within the Penticton area. Access to personal vehicle is required. Days of work are Tuesday to Friday (08:00 to 17:52 hours). Within IHA and HSPBA Collective Agreement language, flexible work schedules and job share opportunities will be considered. We are ideally looking for an experienced Physiotherapist with a fair bit of orthopedic/musculoskeletal experience.

Apply to join and be involved in supporting clients within a new model of primary care services!

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Education, Training and Experience:
Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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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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