Career Opportunity: Full-time Physiotherapy Assistant

October 1st, 2015 in Archived News Items Email to a friend 0

PhysiotherapistThe London InterCommunity Health Centre seeks a self-motivated Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) to join our clinical team dedicated to providing health care to those who experience barriers to care.  Reporting to the Team Lead, Primary Care and in collaboration with our Physiotherapist, the successful candidate will be responsible for the effective delivery of physiotherapy services to our clients.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with the Health Centre and community to develop and implement new programming to meet client needs. Under the direction of a Physiotherapist, the PTA will carry out individually designed treatment plans to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning.

The Physiotherapy Assistant works as a member of an interdisciplinary primary care team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.  The clinical team, in turn, is supported by Social Workers, Dietitians, Outreach Workers, Community Developers and support staff specializing in the areas of Mental Health, Children, Youth & Families, Immigrants & Ethno-cultural Communities, Poverty & Homelessness, and Diabetes & Chronic Diseases.

This position offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of new immigrants and refugees, and those impacted by homelessness, mental illness, addiction, poverty, language barriers, and complex and/or chronic health conditions.

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a key member of the Health Centre Team, the PTA will work with clients to increase their health and wellness focusing on chronic disease prevention and management and functional mobility.  The successful candidate will work well independently and as part of a team, they will be customer service focused, and have great people skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the supervising physiotherapist in performing various components of the treatment plans for clients;
  • Perform various treatments as prescribed and directed by the supervising Physiotherapist including, but not limited to group work, gait training, balance exercises, range of motion, strengthening, application of modalities. (i.e. heat, ice, ultrasound, TENS;)
  • Deliver dynamic, safe and therapeutically beneficial group exercise classes;
  • Set up and prepare equipment and clean up after individual and group treatments;
  • Maintain regular ongoing communication with the physiotherapist regarding any changes or concerns about a resident’s status or treatment interventions.

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education/completion of a recognized Physiotherapy Assistant Program;
  • Experience  working with individuals with chronic disease and chronic pain;
  • Experience and comfort in working with individuals experiencing poverty, homelessness and language barriers;
  • Awareness  and understanding of, the social determinants of health;
  • Commitment to the underlying principles of harm reduction;
  • Ability to work with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation, cultural understanding, non-judgement and facilitation skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • BCLS and CPR certificate;
  • Availability to work flexible hours;
  • Vulnerable sector check (current);
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Office Products and Electronic Medical Records (Nightingale on Demand currently in use).

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this position by forwarding a covering letter and resume by Monday October 19, 2015 at 4:00pm to the attention of Human Resources:

Mail:
London InterCommunity Health Centre
659 Dundas Street
London, Ontario, N5W 2Z1
Email:    jobposting@lihc.on.ca
Fax:        (519) 642-1532

London InterCommunity Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring staff that reflect the diversity of the clients and community that we serve.  Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.