Gateway Community Health Centre, located in Tweed, offers a range of comprehensive primary health care and health promotion programs through an inter-professional team. In keeping with the CHC Model of Health & Wellbeing, and our Mission, Vision, and Values, GCHC supports populations at all ages and stages of life with an emphasis on those who are high risk and/or experiencing barriers to accessing services.
The Physiotherapist will report to the Primary Care Manager of Gateway Community Health Centre and work in close collaboration with the interdisciplinary GCHC team. The physiotherapist will provide service through in-home visits for individual treatment, and/or consultation to families & caregivers in order to reduce, eliminate or prevent physical disabilities/impairments and improve the patient’s functional independence and safety in their respective environment. This role provides the opportunity to set up the inaugural physiotherapy service at the Centre.
- The Physiotherapist will assess, identify and analyze strengths and impairments related to physical activities. The therapist will then develop and implement a therapeutic program involving appropriate, goal-oriented interventions, working toward functional goals agreed upon with the patient.
- Program set–up and implementation: understanding needs of community and client caseload at Centre, setting up relevant inclusion criteria and paperwork for clinical interventions, evaluating initial stages of program implementation.
- Client Management: includes assessment, treatment, and discharge, determining short and long term goals with clients, implementing treatment plans.
- Communication: recording relevant assessment and treatment data in electronic health record, attending case conferences as appropriate, consulting with other members of client’s healthcare team.
- Administration: managing time, prioritizing and maintaining schedules and appointment dates, assisting with planning and evaluating programs, participating in chart audits and quality improvement initiatives, maintaining current professional membership and licensure, promoting evidence based practice.
We are seeking an individual with:
- Organizational skills aligned with a fast paced environment that can execute and drive action plans
- Performance Management – establishing metrics, monitoring, reporting, evaluating and aligning for success
- Effective communication and inter-personal skills (written, verbal, presentations) suitable for general public, multiple stakeholders, providers and funders
- Ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities
- Advanced e-skills, proficiency in the use of computers including Microsoft products and electronic medical record software, ability to quickly adopt and / or learn new system functionality
- Innovative leadership abilities that strives to transform system thinking and care delivery
- Current registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
- Well-developed professional skills which include: the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team setting, the ability to collaborate and consult with clients and community caregivers, excellent assessment, treatment and consultative skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, the ability to work in a variety of settings, and the ability to problem-solve creatively.
- Demonstrated ability to create and implement clinical initiatives.
- Strong clinical reasoning and caseload management skills.
- Language - English spoken, written and reading
- Valid Driver’s license and vehicle. Travel expected
- Commitment to and knowledge of rural communities and rural health care delivery
To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter and resume via email, including the names and contact information for three (3) work-related references. IMPORTANT: When submitting by email, include the position title in the subject line.
During all aspects of the selection process, accommodations for candidates with disabilities are available upon request.
We sincerely thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information about Gateway CHC can be found on our website www.gatewaychc.org.
Tweed, Ontario is located just 30 minutes north of Belleville on Highway 37, an hour north west from Kingston and an hour south east of Peterborough.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Physiotherapist (Required)