Delhi Family Health Team
105 Main Street
Delhi, ON N4B 2L8
Phone: (519) 582-2323
EXTERNAL POSTING – Kinesiologist
The Delhi Community Health Centre (DCHC) is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, patient-centered health care for individuals and families residing in Delhi and surrounding communities.
A variety of health care services and providers are available through the Centre. Housed within the Centre, the Delhi Family Health Team (FHT) provides access to family physicians, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, social worker, mental health workers, pharmacist and mid-wife. A community Walk-In Clinic is offered and, also available, are additional family physicians and specialists who provide care via their private practices.
Supporting individuals who are accessing their primary healthcare through the Centre, in addition to supporting the broader community, a pharmacy, community lab and ultrasound services are available on site, as are a variety of other community services intended to enhance the overall health and wellness of men, women, children and families.
The FHT has recently received funding from the Ministry of Health to launch a Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management Program. This program will serve Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant, with sites in Delhi, Dunnville and Brantford and will provide interprofessional primary care interventions to support individuals with reducing their prescription opioid use.
The interprofessional primary care team will be comprised of Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists, who have expertise in pain management. This team will be working along side of a variety of physicians who specialize in specific areas of pain management and opioid alternative therapies.
An immediate need exists for one permanent part-time Kinesiologist. The contracted Kinesiologist will be working at two of the three sites and visiting the Dunnville site to help facilitate group programming.
The Kinesiologist with the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management Program (CNCPMP) works alongside the interprofessional primary care team, providing assessment and treatment/program planning. The Kinesiologist provides education and strategies, for individuals living with chronic pain, to enhance their ability to safely and independently complete their daily activities (Activities of Daily Living [ADL]).
Employment Status: Contract
Program Name: Chronic Non Cancer Pain Management Program
Work Schedule: Days
On Call: No
Working within the full scope of practice as outlined by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, the Kinesiologist is responsible for providing client-centered, evidence-based, efficient care to individuals.
- Works with clients to set and achieve functional goals as applicable.
- May develop in-home and group based exercise programs that prevent injury and provide rehabilitative and therapeutic benefits
- May develop, coordinate and deliver falls prevention education
- Provides complete, relevant assessments and re-assessments of the client and their environment as applicable utilizing pre-set procedures as applicable.
- Implements kinesiology strategies or interventions according to client needs as appropriate.
- Describes and documents kinesiology processes clearly, concisely, accurately
- Utilizes appropriate interviewing and communication skills to obtain information from the client as applicable.
- Promotes involvement of client, family or caregiver in determining health and service needs as appropriate.
- Analyses and incorporates current research findings into practice.
- Documents rationale for referrals based on relevant, sound data and established guidelines.
- Refers clients to other appropriate agencies, service providers and disciplines as applicable.
- Identifies and utilizes tools and resources for relevant work and manages these resources.
- Works collaboratively within multidisciplinary team and acts as a clinical resource and mentor for other team members.
- Promotes client independence through teaching and health promotion.
- Utilizes adult learning principles and established teaching materials to provide health teaching to clients and families.
- Shares clinical knowledge to enable clients, families and the community to make informed choices in determining health and service needs.
- Participates in decision making and follows up to promote continuous quality improvement.
- Functions in accordance with the DFHT policies, procedures.
- Collaborates with management staff and colleagues in the evaluation of own practice and maintains competence through continuing education and self-reflection.
- Tracks and reports the result of program plans on a timely basis to the relevant supervisor.
- Works in partnership with community agencies and programs to support client needs.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Designations and Experience:
- Post-Secondary Degree in Kinesiology or equivalent program.
- Current registration with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.
- Minimum 2 years related experience in the assessment and treatment of clients with chronic pain is an asset.
- First Aid/CPR certification is required.
- Knowledge and experience in program planning and evaluation.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the social and health care services network and community resources.
- Experience providing exercise programming for seniors is an asset.
- Ability to observe and make effective assessment of clinical issues.
- Able to initiate and support health teaching, facilitation and development.
- Understanding of effective coaching methods and their implementation to assist clients
- Commitment to providing an excellent customer experience.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Strong commitment to ongoing education.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills that allow for effective engagement with clients, staff and the public.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Effective time management skills that allow for the independent planning and organizing of daily work activity.
- Ability to be independent with decision-making.
- Ability to problem solve and to adapt kinesiology interventions as appropriate.
- The capacity to adhere to strict confidentiality.
- Able to articulate effectively knowledge of components of quality and risk management principles as they relate to clinical practices.
Interested applicants are asked to forward a current resume and cover letter by Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:00pm.
The Delhi Family Health Team (DFHT) is committed to employment equity, diversity and a supportive environment. The Centre welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
The DFHT offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the DFHT regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Reference ID: 10-1
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
- Casual Dress
- Company Pension
- Flexible Schedule
- On-site Parking
- Work From Home
- Temporarily due to COVID-19