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Job Description

Physiotherapist - Casual - TWH - Toronto, Ontario


Job Posting #: 926910
Union: Non-Union
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Allied Health - Physiotherapy (unit/service/population may change depending on department needs)
Reports to: Allied Health Manager 
Grade: D0:08
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $40.98 - $51.22 per hour (To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy)
Shifts: Variable; Weekdays and Weekends, 8am to 4pm
Status: Casual
Posted Date: November 30, 2023
Closing Date: Until Filled 

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. 

Position Summary

The Physiotherapist (PT) is an integral member of the Physiotherapy service, Allied Health, clinical programs 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.


  • Gathers patient information, including: observing and interviewing the patient and essential care partners; reviewing and interpreting pertinent patient documentation and health records; attending and participating in rounds, clinics, and case management meetings; actively collaborates with interprofessional team member
  • Conducts initial screening and both formal and informal assessment protocols to assess patients’ physical, functional, psychosocial, perceptual, and cognitive status
  • Analyzes all collected data to develop a clinical impression, formulate a treatment plan and consultation recommendations
  • Communicates the results of the assessment/clinical impression to the patient, essential care partners and health care team; if the results of the assessment indicate, then communicates a diagnosis identifying a disease, physical disorder, or dysfunction as the cause of the patient’s symptoms as per the controlled act of communicating a diagnosis in the RHPA. Implements modifications and shifts in individualized treatment programs in order to reflect the patient’s changing needs, as appropriate
  • Coordinates and/or participates in the education of students/learners, hospital staff and the community as well as maintaining excellence in the provision of physiotherapy services through ongoing professional development
  • Leads and/or participates in research studies related to physiotherapy
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of quality indicators as per the Quality Programs of Allied Health, the Clinical Unit or Corporate Program of the University Health Network
  • Critically appraises, chooses, and implements outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions


  • Master’s Degree in Science (Physiotherapy) or recognized equivalent based on Registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • 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
  • Minimum One (1) year related experience
  • Oxygen titration and suctioning experience and rostering of skills
  • Registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • 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
  • Experience with neurosurgical and neuro-vascular population an asset
  • Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association preferred

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

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

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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

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