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Physiotherapist - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING #885010 **THIS IS A REPOST**

Position: PHYSIOTHERAPIST  
Site: TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL                                  
Department: ALLIED HEALTH, PHYSIOTHERAPY
Reports to: MANAGER
Hours: 37.5 hours per week  variable shifts including weekdays/weekends/evenings
Salary: $36.38 to $45.47 per hour
Status: Temporary Full Time (up to one year)

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JOB SUMMARY:

The PHYSIOTHERAPIST (PT) is an integral member of the Physiotherapy service and Allied Health and will work occasional weekends.  Through the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the PT enhances the quality of life of patients by 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: clinical care (consultation, assessment, treatment planning, implementing and evaluating client-specific treatment programs), education (clients, staff and continuing education); performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.  Weekend work is required.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy (BScPT), Masters preferred
  • Minimal One (1) year related experience
  • Experience with critical care patient population preferred
  • Experience in an acute care hospital environment essential eg experience in the assessment and treatment of critical care, surgical and general medicine patients experience required
  • Oxygen titration and suctioning experience and rostering of skills
  • Registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Complies with the legislation outlined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, (1991)
  • Complies with the Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job
  • Demonstrates competence with departmental and hospital safety, emergency and infection control procedures
  • Recognizes and acts within the scope and limitations of the physiotherapist
  • Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and to function in an independent, self-directed manner
  • Computer proficiency   

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

RE-POSTED DATE: November 2, 2021  CLOSING DATE:  Until filled

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. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.



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