BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.
BC Cancer is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Staff Physiotherapist II – Sole Charge
Part Time or Casual Opportunities Available
Wage: $33.14 to $41.35 per hour
BC Cancer Agency
The Physiotherapist II, Sole Charge practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization.
Provides physiotherapy services to enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes, by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Performs assessments on client’s physical status, functional abilities and needs and goals, establishes a physiotherapy diagnosis and prognosis, develops and implements an intervention strategy, evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicates with the client/family and health care team members. Contributes to the organization and delivery of physiotherapy services, and participates in departmental/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education.
Example of Duties/Accountabilities
- Assesses client’s physical status, functional abilities, needs, and goals utilizing an evidence-based approach by methods such as reviewing records, gathering information, interviewing the client, identifying client and therapist expectations, selecting and applying evidence-based assessment methods, performing examinations, administering standardized tests and measures, identifying the client’s desired functional status and quality of life, and monitoring the client’s health for significant change to ensure improvement in clients functional independence and physical performance.
- Analyzes client’s needs, establishes the physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, and develops an evidence-based, outcome-focused intervention strategy by utilizing assessment and reassessment findings, discussing the analysis with the client and relevant others, developing short and long term client goals, and selecting a practice model/intervention consistent with the client’s needs and goals to achieve optimal health outcomes.
- Implements interventions in accordance with established treatment guidelines and educates clients regarding self-management, health promotion and injury/disability prevention.
- Evaluates and documents the effectiveness of interventions by methods such as conducting ongoing assessment and monitoring of client responses, evaluating changes in health status, function and physical performance against pre-determined goals and expected outcomes, and modifying the intervention strategy to achieve and maintain functional independence and physical performance.
- Acts as a Physiotherapy resource for other members of the health care team by methods such as providing education and in-services, and attending meetings as a representative of Physiotherapy.
Education, Training and Experience
- Baccalaureate in Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences from a recognized program.
- Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC). Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
Skills and Abilities
- Broad knowledge of Physiotherapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
- Broad knowledge of the CPTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
- Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area(s).
- Basic knowledge of physiotherapy standardized tests and measures.
- Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
- Demonstrated skill in Physiotherapy techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
- Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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