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Physiotherapist - Hamilton, Ontario

Job Number: 820834

Position: Physiotherapist -

Site: Hamilton - Queensdale
Status: Permanent Full-Time

Healing. It’s why we do what we do. Body and mind. Emotional, mental and physical. A Physiotherapist’s role is to provide progressive diagnosis and hands-on treatment, guiding patients through the steps towards taking control and ownership of their own health and recovery.

If you want to grow your skills and expand your depth of practice while giving back to the community, this is a role to consider. If you want to see the difference you make to the well-being and lives of clients on a daily basis, while changing the face of healthcare and rehabilitation, Altum Health is your next step. Join us as a Physiotherapist in Hamilton.

The difference you will make:
• Physiotherapists at Altum Health rehabilitative clinics spend their days assessing and treating a full range of clients conducting activity-based progressive rehabilitation and work simulations and performing functional ability evaluations and return to work planning required. They put together broad spectrum treatment plans and take-home therapy exercises for patients for acute, post-surgical and long term needs. At Altum, Physiotherapists work side-by-side with a team of Kinesiologists, Psychotherapists, Pharmacists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Surgeons. There are difficult cases that challenge us and there are sensitive cases that require a delicate touch. Every day there are clinical learning opportunities and teaching moments. Everyone who works on our team truly wants to be there and believes in the work we do together.
As a Physiotherapist working in Hamilton you will:
• Empower and support clients through their recovery with the application of your hands-on knowledge, skills and abilities in the treatment of orthopaedic disorders, chronic pain and with the rehabilitation and return to work of injured workers
• Treat clients and enable them to reach their fully functional and work reintegration potential in collaboration with all stakeholders (client, treatment team etc.)
• Develop treatment plans using an approach that includes both physical and psychosocial interventions
• Participate in continuous quality improvement activities
• Prepare documentation and formal narrative reports for the referral source
• Perform cross-functional duties and cross-site duties, as assigned or requested

What we look for in a Physiotherapist:
• A Physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
• A minimum of two years related experience in the treatment of clients/patients with work-related injuries, MVA and/or experience in the third-party health care system
• WorkWell Isernhagen certification preferred but not essential
• A therapist who can adhere to confidentiality requirements, is able to perform the physical demands of the job, can demonstrate initiative, and with excellent judgement and prioritizing skills
• A passionate and dedicated team player who is committed to providing client focused care
• A practitioner who understands the detail required for insurance reporting and who is not deterred by mandatory processes; experience in case management and communication with third-party/referral services desirable
• A strong communicator within and outside of treatment sessions and as part of an interdisciplinary team
• A lifelong learner who is highly conscientious and committed to a high quality of evidence- based practice and ongoing professional learning

About Altum Health

At Altum Health we are experts in full-scope healthcare services including rehabilitation. We started off with very humble beginnings as a one-room assessment centre, partnered with WSIB. We have since grown into a 250+ person organization with a broad demographic of patients and a diverse client base.

Altum Health is a private-for-public department of UHN; every dollar we make goes back to fund public healthcare initiatives. Our ongoing focus is to maintain a high degree of credibility in our field, to be leaders in healthcare and to change the rehabilitation model of care through the discovery of new approaches. With patient safety and quality care at the top of our priority list, we continue to build upon a culture of discovery and adventure.

Our ultimate dream would be to create a replicable business model that changes the face of healthcare in Ontario and Canada. Altum Health wants to invite you to join us on our ongoing journey of firsts as we pioneer change and raise the bar in healthcare.

If you share our beliefs, are invested in bettering the lives of patients on a daily and long term basis and you want to be a pioneer in rehabilitative care, join Altum Health as we continue to break new ground, build relationships and give back to our communities. Be the face of change and the hands that heal.

Altum Health welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

POSTED DATE: March 22, 2018     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

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