Career Opportunities

Ref #:886878

Specific Department and Program:Inpatient & Outpatient Rehab

Location:All Locations

Number of positions required:5

Posted Date:May 19, 2022

Posting #: 2022-886878


Position: Physiotherapist (PT) Extern

Department:  Various Clinical Areas

Status:  Temporary Part-time and Temporary Full-time until approx. September 4, 2022

Hours:  Various rotating shifts (Scheduling will be determined based on unit needs and may include day/evening/night and weekend shifts)

Site: Oakville, Milton, Georgetown 

Halton Healthcare is hiring PT Externs to join our Innovative, Compassionate and Patient-Centred Team!

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.   We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who exemplify our mission, vision and values of Compassion, Accountability and Respect, which guide our individual behaviors and attitudes. We are looking for passionate, self-directed Allied Health students who thrive on working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

The PT Extern role is a transitional role where PT students can gain clinical experience, specialty knowledge and self-confidence, as well as build on collaboration and communication skills. 

PT Externs are unregulated health care providers and function to enhance team dynamics and contribute to overall patient care.

Position Profile:

  • Practice in a team based model of care to provide support to the patient care teams, by assisting with basic clinical tasks under the supervision of a registered PT
  • Assists the Care Team with:
    • Turning and Repositioning
    • Transfers using Lifts and other transfer devices - (as 2nd person and if directly supervised by unit PT)
    • Setting up equipment for Activities of daily living (i.e. linen, washing materials)
    • Transportation to the therapy gym
  • Answer call bells, addressing patient concerns where appropriate and advising OT/PT/nursing staff when assistance is required
  • Support group exercise program supervision (i.e. Cardiac rehab program, COPD program)
  • Support individual exercise program (i.e. WorkFit)
  • Assist with modalities as delegated
  • Wiping down of surfaces or touched therapeutic materials

Candidate Profile:

  • MScOT/MScPT  in 2nd year of study Completed recent clinical placement at Halton Healthcare preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to complete patient care tasks as directed
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with proven organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated confidence in knowledge, skills, judgement and ability to function in the team based model of care

Date Posted: May 19, 2022

Internal Applicants Due By: May 26, 2022

Please apply if you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination and Management Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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