Requisition #: ALB00093626
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $39.42 - $52.36 per hour
This is an exciting clinical leadership opportunity in the Complex Orthopedic Physiotherapy and Community Rehabilitation (CRIS) Programs within the Edmonton Zone Allied Health Community Department. Reporting to the Manager, Allied Health Community, the PT Team Leader is responsible and accountable for: planning/implementation of clinical services, providing strong clinical leadership and support to front-line service providers, maintaining strong communication links with Allied Health management/clinical leaders/partners and stakeholders; supporting staff in the provision of high quality, evidence informed practice and alignment with departmental and organizational mission, vision and values; identifying, reporting and supporting the implementation of corrective actions for concerns identified related to patients and/or staff safety.
The Physiotherapist II will also be responsible for the provision of some direct physical therapy, client assessment and treatment to clients with complex/chronic orthopedic presentations. This position will conduct physiotherapy consultation, assessment, triage and management of complex/chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as assisting clients to develop a self-management program and with navigating resources. Support will also be provided as operationally required to the Community Rehabilitation Interdisciplinary Service (CRIS) Program, serving adults living in the community with complex and neurological conditions. This position will liaise with partners and interfaces with Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Recreation Therapy, Psychology, Social Work and a variety of other disciplines. The incumbent will be required to maintain adequate clinical records, provide rehabilitation consultation to other staff and to mentor and supervise Physical Therapy students.
As a Physiotherapist II, you will provide coordination of physiotherapy and other allied health clinical services within a program or service area. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. As a Physiotherapist II, you will be responsible to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team where you will be an integral member, providing leadership to other healthcare professionals. You will be making day-to-day clinical decisions on patient/family needs regarding assessment, intervention, discharge and follow-up. You will make decisions and advise team members on complex clinical cases and provide clinical leadership within the program or service area to ensure safe, efficient and effective client care. You will ensure physiotherapy practice is evidence based and in alignment with Alberta legislation and regulations, professional standards of practice, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines. You will be providing coordination of the day-to-day operations of an assigned service area and monitoring care delivery, identifying service needs and assisting other medical staff with caseload management, completing chart audits and providing follow-up and feedback to staff. You will be participating in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will be making decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow and caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers.
Completion of master's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.
The successful candidate must have in-depth clinical knowledge and skills specific to managing complex MSK conditions, treatment of neurological patients and patients with complex needs as well as working with interdisciplinary teams. The incumbent is expected to work, adapt and respond within a complex, ever-changing environment, employing problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills while working independently and a part of a team. Must be an effective communicator with strong assessment, organizational, problem solving and counseling skills. Must be receptive to receiving and providing constructive feedback. Must possess strong customer service focus while supporting a broad spectrum of internal and external customers/stakeholders. Must possess a sound understanding of change management principles, community rehabilitation services and the social determinants of health. Sound knowledge of computer applications including basic word processing, email, internet access and electronic scheduling/EMR is required. Recent experience in a primary clinician role in assessment and management of non-surgical MSK conditions in an outpatient setting. Must demonstrate a strong patient/family-centered approach to care. Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Experience managing MSK conditions in an ED setting. Recent experience in developing evidence based short-term self-management treatment plans for clients with chronic/complex pain and/or psychosocial needs in an outpatient setting. Authorization to order diagnostic imaging. Training in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT).
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