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Physiotherapist, Stroke Rehab - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Physiotherapist
Site:  Toronto Rehab, University Centre
Department:  Brain and Spinal Cord Rehab Program, Stroke Inpatient Unit
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours:  18.75 hours per week
Status: Temporary  Full-time  approx 3 months


The Physiotherapist (PT) is an integral member of the Physiotherapy service, Allied Health and clinical programs in which care is provided. Through the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the PT enhances the quality of life of patients by assessing, planning and implementing individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning and cardio-respiratory health, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. Principal responsibilities include: providing assessment, intervention, consultation and education services for patients in the Stroke Program; collaborating with inter-professional team in providing patient focused care; communicating effectively with patients, families, colleagues and external stakeholders; developing and implementing creative comprehensive patient-centred care plans based on evidence and Stroke Best Practice standards; consulting with internal and external stakeholders regularly to facilitate smooth and timely patient transitions; facilitating and leading patient groups, as appropriate; participating actively in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program; participating in professional and organizational initiatives supporting best practice, quality management and research; providing education to students, as appropriate.


• Completion of Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Physical Therapy
• Current registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
• Membership in CPA preferred
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada (on employment)
• Minimum 2 years clinical experience in neuro rehabilitation required; with Stroke population preferred
• Inpatient rehabilitation experience preferred
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written) required
• Strong customer service focus and excellent problem-solving skills required
• NDT training is an asset

POSTED DATE:   January 3, 2019   CLOSING DATE:  January 10, 2019        

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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