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Physiotherapist II - Rehabilitation Oncology

October 4 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Other Health Professionals, Therapy Services , Health, Medical
Grande Prairie, AB

Physiotherapist II - Rehabilitation Oncology

Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Requisition #: ALB00233510

Salary Range: $39.42 - $52.36 per hour

Job Type: Regular Part Time

Your Opportunity:

Are you an experienced Physiotherapist looking to evolve cancer care services, provide clinical leadership and supervision within an interdisciplinary team to ensure safe, efficient, evidence-based, patient and family-centered care for outpatient rehabilitation oncology services in a supportive environment?

The new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital boasts a state-of-the-art cancer care centre (GPCC) and will be the first North Zone hospital to provide radiation therapy. This is your opportunity to shape service delivery. Cancer Care Alberta (CCA) services are provided by a team of health care professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing support and expert care from the time of cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond by leaders in cancer diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care. Rehabilitation Oncology team of OT, PT, SLP and TA collaborate with each other and with other health care professionals to develop and offer services, programming and patient education. The team is working to building local capacity for effective patient care with this permanent 0.8 FTE Team Lead-PTII. Reporting to Rehabilitation Manager, the PT is responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients referred to the service as well as development, implementation and evaluation of treatment programs according to professional practice standards, program development and evaluation, student supervision and staff education.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of Albertans. AHS is an award-winning employer and largest fully integrated health system in Canada. AHS offers competitive rate of pay, extensive benefits and Remote Retention Allowance (annual max allowance is $3,000, prorated for part-time employees). Grow your career and skills in this vibrant, amenity rich community of 70,000 residents.


As a Physiotherapist II, you will provide coordination of physiotherapy and other allied health clinical services. You will provide supervision of students and team members as assigned. You will work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team 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 coordinating 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 participate in program development and operational planning and representing the department on committees or programs. You will make decisions on staffing level requirements, workflow, caseload priorities in collaboration with managers and other healthcare providers. AHS is dedicated to supporting our Physiotherapists in their practice area and expanding their skillsets regardless of location. All AHS Physiotherapists have access to a list of experienced clinicians across the province and are able to tap into this resource via email, phone and virtual meetings. As we transition to our Provincial Electronic Medical Record (Connect Care) you will also be able to share patient information real time with these senior clinicians to assist you in providing high quality care.

Required Qualifications:

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.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Active Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Authorizer Its Your move patient handling certification Minimum three (3) years within the last five (5) years in clinical experience in inpatient or outpatient acute care or rehabilitation setting Minimum five (5) years clinical experience in an inpatient or outpatient acute care or rehabilitation area Minimum two (2) years oncology and/or palliative experience Experience in the past twelve (12) months with referral triage and caseload management Experience in a leadership role for a rehabilitation team, including supervision and work direction for staff, program development, best practice implementation, and representing PT on committees Experience in program development and evaluation Established relationships with relevant programs in the North or Edmonton Zones Demonstrated ability to work within a patient-centered, interdisciplinary team of health care professionals This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting, twisting and transferring of patients and or equipment. You may be required to sit for prolonged periods and perform keyboarding/ computer and headset use. Experience working with Therapy Assistants

Preferred Qualifications:

Complete Decongestive Therapy, CLT certification or certification in Lymphedema Management including experience performing Manual Lymphatic Drainage Professional development within the last 12 months related to rehabilitation oncology Effective self-management and time management skills paired with initiative Intermediate to advanced computer skills: Netcare, Microsoft Office and EMR (EPIC, ARIA) Experience using virtual technology to deliver patient care (phone, Zoom, Telehealth)

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