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One (1) Full-time Term Physiotherapist, Job Offer in Ottawa, Ontario

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Job Summary:

The Physiotherapist is responsible for the assessment, treatment, consultation and counseling to clients and their families in the community by: restoring movement/function and pain management; developing personalized exercise programs to develop/restore range of motion, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance; administering chest and cardiac rehabilitation treatments; administering modalities; and prescribing/training clients to use mobility aids, adaptive devices, transfer aids and other equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and treat clients with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions
  • Test and measure the functioning of the musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary and cardiovascular systems
  • Establish a clinical diagnosis and care plan for the treatment of physical problems
  • Document and communicate care plan according to established guidelines and standards
  • Measure client’s/family’s progress towards goal achievement using objective measures
  • Demonstrate evidence of consultation and negotiation with client/family during delivery of care
  • Provide client, family or support personnel with education and training to maximize physical abilities
  • Utilize adult learning principals and established teaching materials to educate clients and families
  • Identify and utilize appropriate tools and resources to deliver care and manage these responsibly
  • Refer client/family to appropriate levels and type of care and community resources as needed
  • Promote client-directed care, self-care and independence

Qualifications:

  • Registration with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and able to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making and analysis
  • The ability to work collaboratively with case managers, clients, families and other caregivers to provide service
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, (G2 level) and use of a reliable vehicle
  • 2-5 years Clinical practice experience preferred
  • ADP Authorizer preferred
  • Experience in community health an asset
  • Bilingualism is Preferred (French/English)
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