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Physiotherapist - Seniors Health and Wellness
Location:Kamloops
Facility:NORTH HILLS CARE CENTRE
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Competition #:01192714
Employee Type:RELIEF FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:PEA
Facility:NORTH HILLS CARE CENTRE
Department:KNC COMMUNITY PHYSIO
Reports To:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$33.77 - $42.13
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:Effective April 5/19 the hourly rates of pay are $35.05 to $43.73.

Position Summary

Rehabilitation is underway at Interior Health’s Kamloops Seniors Health and Wellness Centre.

North Hills Care Centre incorporates a Primary and Community Care Services Centre and Seniors Health and Wellness Centre in one and seniors are the greatest beneficiary of enhanced access to primary and community care in North Kamloops. Patients are referred by their family doctor, nurse practitioner, or specialist. An interprofessional team operates at the centre and consists of: a geriatrician, family physicians with a special interest in geriatrics, mental health clinicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered dietitian, rehabilitation assistants, speech and language pathologist, pharmacist, registered nurses, social workers, and a respiratory therapist provide specialized short-term care (four to eight weeks).

We are seeking a Physiotherapist for a temporary full time appointment until to the return of incumbent in March 2020. Days of work are Monday to Friday (08:00 to 16:00) with weekends and statutory holidays off.

In this role, the Therapist delivers a specialized care program for the complex and frail elderly patients who are referred to the Seniors Health and Wellness Centre. As a member of the interdisciplinary team this role provides comprehensive geriatric assessment, intervention, treatment and follow-up care. The goal will be to improve Senior’s health by providing in-home care which will focus on independence, health promotion and connection within the community.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health; in addition to a Pension Plan.

If you are an experienced Physiotherapist and passionate about helping those in our community, you'll love working within our supportive and cohesive team environment.

Community Profile: Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. It is British Columbia’s third largest city. Residents of this thriving community enjoy a unique combination of urban amenities and stunning natural surroundings. Kamloops boasts a Wild West history that includes the fur trade, the gold rush, and cattle ranching. Recreational amenities include everything from Art galleries and museum to several picturesque golf courses, lakes, mountains, and parks. Fishing, water sports, skiing, recreational sports, and mountain biking are among the numerous leisure pursuits enjoyed by residents.
 
Qualifications

• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
• One year of recent related experience.
• Valid Driver’s License. As travel is involved within the City of Kamloops and surrounding area, access to a personal vehicle is required when an Interior Health fleet vehicle is unavailable.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT