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At VHA Home HealthCare, more is not just our commitment to clients, but to our incredible team of staff and volunteers.
Creating opportunities for more independence; it’s what people in the community rely on us for and what VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) has offered for over 90 years. With over 3,000 health care professionals serving clients in seven Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in the GTA, London, Ottawa and Durham. VHA’s Client & Family Centered Care community based approach provides nursing, rehabilitation, personal support and home support services. Our caring, professional team offers spectacular care to Ontario seniors, families, adults and children living with disabilities or suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, helping them live life more independently, in comfort and with dignity.
We are currently seeking a: Professional Practice Specialist & Educator (PPSE) - Rehab
Working out of VHA’s Corporate Office (Toronto), the Professional Practice Specialist & Educator (PPSE) - Rehab will work in collaboration with the IQ-BPRE team, clinical leads, service providers, client partners and vendors to design and facilitate the delivery of orientation and training programs for rehab providers and personal support staff that promotes community best practices and client-centred care. The PPS-Rehab will operationalize client & family-centred care principles to create programs that enhance client experience while maintaining adherence to all professional standards and accountabilities.
Grounded in the principles of adult learning, the PPSE - Rehab will also work in collaboration with Clinical Leads and Rehab Supervisors to facilitate sustainable education and training support to rehab providers. This will ensure the core and enhanced practice competencies of clinical providers are validated through the implementation of knowledge translation principles at the point-of-care. The PPSE - Rehab will engage & train peer mentors to promote skill attainment by point of care providers. They will act as role models; sets standards for performance; and provides innovative and flexible learning opportunities to support continuous professional development.
Key Skills, Experience and Behaviours Required for this Position:
Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy is required, with preference given to candidates
with additional training and experience conducting research (in a health-related field or education)
Member in good standing with the relevant regulated professional college, proof of current license to practice and membership in a professional association an asset (e.g. CAOT)
Minimum 5 years of clinical experience supporting clients in the community that includes the assessment & recommendation of ADL equipment and mobility aids
A strong clinical practitioner with an understanding of knowledge-transfer techniques to facilitate best practices
Good understanding of the health care delivery process and equipment vendor roles within the home care sector
Awareness and understanding of all relevant legislation related to practice standards, standards of safety and quality, and employment standards - including human rights legislation
Experience with electronic medical record system use and workflow design considered an asset
Experience using adult learning principles to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate education programs to meet client needs, support evidence-based best practice, and promote a client and family-centred philosophy of care
Demonstrated ability to explain and apply theoretical, empirical and experiential foundations of clinical practice to develop and disseminate evidence-based knowledge
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in education within a coaching/ mentoring context
Experience designing and delivering online education content considered an asset
Highly motivated with a demonstrated ability for self-directed independent work and as a member of collaborative teams
Organization and self-management skills
Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve effectively
Desire to champion interprofessional practise and collaboration
Strong critical thinking skills and ability to plan and prioritize in a continuously changing environment
Demonstrated ability to achieve personal, departmental and organizational performance targets
Demonstrated commitment to modelling lifelong learning and continuous professional growth
Specialized skills or training in two or more of the following areas are recommended:
Neurological Conditions/Injuries, e.g. Acquired Brain Injury/Stroke; Cognitive Impairment/Dementia
Chronic Disease Self-Management (e.g., Diabetes; Cancer, CHF)
Mental health interventions (e.g., CBT, motivational interviewing, Behavioural Activation, etc.)
Moving & Handling (e.g., lifts & transfers)
ADP Seating & Mobility
Paediatrics (e.g., feeding, NDT, etc.)
Valid driver’s license and use of a car on the job required
Adjunct faculty appointment preferred (or eligibility to apply)
How to Apply
Our online application should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
VHA Home HealthCare is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. If you require any accommodation in the application process, please let us know in advance.
Thank you to everyone who applies. We will review applications as they are received. We’ll only be contacting those selected for further discussion.