Physiotherapist I

Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB


Job Description

Your Opportunity:

Overlooking the scenic Glenmore Reservoir in Southwest Calgary is the Rockyview General Hospital (RGH). RGH is a progressive metropolitan hospital with over 600 inpatient beds and this beautiful facility has never lost its community feel. Our team provides excellent Patient and Family Centered Care, in a collaborative, innovative, and supportive workplace. As a member of the Allied Health team, the Physiotherapist I will be adaptable and open to the continuous changes that occur in an acute care setting. The environment can be challenging and fast-paced, so we are looking for a clinician that demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cohesively in an inter-disciplinary setting. Additionally you will be effective in time management and demonstrate professional initiative. As the successful incumbent you will also be a critical thinker with the ability to work autonomously, demonstrate compassion and empathy, and have a focus on Patient and Family Centered Care. As part of RGH values, we support clinicians to engage in projects they find add value and meaning to the workplace and to their profession. We also accept student clinical placements at our site and encourage our Clinicians to help develop the next generation of Physiotherapists. At RGH you will be supported to develop your practice in an interdisciplinary and innovative environment, with exposure to a variety of acute and sub-acute areas. This position will support Day, Evening and Weekend shift rotations.


As a Physiotherapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team providing a range of physiotherapy services to patients and families within the established standards, directives and policies for the work environment and the profession. These services include: assessment/screening, development of customized goals and treatment plans for therapeutic interventions, delivery of therapeutic interventions, education, discharge planning and follow-up to enable patients to achieve optimum function and independence. As a Physiotherapist I, you will include patients and families as integral members of the health care team, encouraging their active participation in all aspects of care. You will be an integral member of our team through provision of guidance to other healthcare professionals and clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will be reviewing clinical referrals, screening and assessing client needs from a physiotherapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines as appropriate. You will be developing, planning and implementing physiotherapy services in cooperation with other disciplines in the hospital and community, and establishing and maintaining effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and health care practitioners concerning treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will be participating in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of physiotherapy services. You will maintain a practice knowledge base including knowledge specific to the defined service area, relevant services and resources and regulatory college standards and requirements.

  • Classification: Physiotherapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: (RGH) PHYSICAL THERAPY
  • Primary Location: Rockyview General Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.70
  • Posting End Date: 22-MAY-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
  • Date Available: 10-JUN-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 30-SEP-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 7
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:
Completion of master's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current BLS Provider- Heart and Stroke.
Preferred Qualifications:
One year+ of experience in acute care. Experience on medical/surgical units. Experience with patients in specialized geriatric care. Experience with geriatric populations. Experience/proficiency using computer charting systems and other technologies.

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