Physiotherapist II Seniors Consult and Outreach Team
Reference Number: PHC13-94067
St Paul's Hospital, BC
Reporting to the designated Physiotherapy Site Leader, and receiving guidance and support from the Professional Practice Leader and/or Research, Education and Practice Coordinator, the position supports the interdisciplinary program/team in achieving program, patient and resident goals. The Physiotherapist is an integral member of the Seniors Outreach and Consult team. The position provides expert clinical advice regarding the specialized needs of an identified at risk geriatric population. Uses knowledge to develop, plan and implement treatment and care plans and communicates same to the Seniors Outreach and Consult team and unit specific inter-professional team. Ensures staff are coached and mentored on the specific needs of the identified geriatric patients and works closely with community partners and resources to ensure supports are in place for successful transition to the community. Develops education programs and resources for health care staff, patients and their families, and uses a variety of teaching strategies to impart valuable information. Provides leadership and expertise in the evaluation of clinical activities, monitors patient outcomes and adjusts care plans as required. Maintains patient records by charting progress, trends and other relevant information. Participates in relevant research projects, keeps abreast of current research findings and new developments, communicates with the broad team, and incorporates into clinical practice. Participates on a variety of committees to provide clinical advice and input.
Comprehensive knowledge of Physical Therapy theory and practice.
Comprehensive knowledge of clinical practice related to treatment and care of geriatric patients.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Thorough knowledge of community resources.
Ability to develop and build strong working relationships.
Ability to apply critical thinking to resolve problems.
Ability to develop, review, evaluate and write clinical protocols and guidelines.
Knowledge of education principles, methods and tools.
Knowledge of research methodology and processes.
Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor staff.
Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate techniques and facilitate learning.
Demonstrated ability to conduct and facilitate formal and informal presentations, demonstrations and lectures.
Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking in approach to teaching.
Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and learning resources.
Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with, patients, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers.
Demonstrated ability to gather relevant data and make a multi-dimensional assessment.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
Demonstrated ability to draw out information that will contribute to understanding the patient’s situation in order to explore issues beyond the initial concerns.
Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Four (4) years’ recent related experience in an acute and/or outpatient clinical setting, including two (2) years’ experience working with the specialized needs of geriatric patients, plus completion of additional post-graduate courses related to gerontology and treatment of the elderly, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of B.C. Eligible for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
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