Fraser Health BC Pkwy, Burnaby, BC V5J, Canada
Jul 21, 2019Full time
Are you looking to transform your physiotherapy practice to a new level and join a team and an organization that prides itself on building an excellent work place? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Physiotherapy team at our New Westminster Home Health Office. New Westminster, located on a hillside overlooking the Fraser River, is the oldest incorporated city in BC, was once the provincial capital, and remains an urban hub of the Lower Mainland. The Royal City, as it is still known, began as a pioneer settlement and evolved into a stately Victorian city, and today remains graced with many grand Victorian and Edwardian heritage buildings. About Fraser Health Authority Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 25,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and nearly 6,500 volunteers, we serve more than 1.6 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia. Fraser Health extends from Metro Vancouver to the Fraser Valley and includes 12 acute care hospitals, provides a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and residential care facilities, and has BC's first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre. Aside from being known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, Metro Vancouver offers inspiring scenery, easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities, as well as a diverse urban lifestyle. We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct. This opportunity will allow you to: Assess clients' physical status, functional abilities, needs, and goals to improve, maintain or support physical performance in community settings. Provide patients with diagnosis, prognosis and develops short and long term goals to achieve optimal health outcomes. Educate patients and caregivers regarding specific medical equipment, adaptations and aids, to promote optimal client mobility, independence and safety. Collaborate and communicate with the family member, care giver or community health worker to ensure delegation of tasks continues to be appropriate. Participate in maintaining seamless quality patient care by identifying appropriate referrals for physiotherapy services in the community. Provides physiotherapy information and in-services to a range of healthcare teams and attends meetings as a representative of physiotherapy. Participates in team/program activities required to improve and optimize the delivery of care and to facilitate evidence-based practice for the Home Health programs. Participates in approved physical therapy and interprofessional research, special projects, and committees including professional practice councils. Education, Training and Experience: Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) and two (2) years post-graduate experience in a community, geriatric or rehabilitation setting. Proven Abilities: Knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practice within a patient and family centered model of care. Strong awareness of the CPTBC standards of practice and practice guidelines for clinical practitioners. Broad knowledge of other medical professions and their role in patient care. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and all members of the interprofessional care team, both verbally (one-on-one and in groups) and in writing. Comfortable teaching patients, caregivers, rehabilitation assistants and other health care providers. Ability to work independently and in collaboration in a team environment. Ability to establish workload priorities and adjust to unexpected events. Have we interested you in finding out more about joining this amazing team? Want to know more? Take the next step and apply so we can continue this conversation. Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.