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||Comox Valley Seniors Village (CVSV)
||Clinical Support [Registered Nurses][Licensed Practical Nurses][Registered Care Aides][Recreational Therapists]
||Part Time Temporary
||Under the direction of the General Manager or Director of Care, the Physiotherapist is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, documenting, and evaluating physical therapy services designed to meet the individual needs and abilities of the residents, in order to maintain and improve their level of physical functioning.
Please note: this is a Part Time position (16 hrs per week).
||• Complies with all the regulations under the Community Care Facilities Act, Adult Care Regulations.
• Understands and adheres to Retirement Concepts standards, practices and philosophies.
• Implements and evaluates physical therapy services such as:
Wheel chair seating and positioning
Initial assessments for lifts and transfers
Bed positioning and pressure re-distribution
Staff education (ergonomics, lifts and transfers)
Development and implementation of walking program
• Participates in the assessment of each resident’s functional abilities and in cooperation with other members of the multidisciplinary team, plans, implements, and evaluates the resident’s care plan.
• Acts as a resource person to nursing staff regarding physical therapy needs for residents.
• Maintains resident records and physical therapy data in keeping with the facility standards.
• Assists in development, maintenance and evaluation of Quality Assurance Programs.
• Performs other related duties as required.
||• Baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited university. One year of post-graduate experience in Physical therapy in geriatrics preferred.
• Must be registered with the Canadian Association of Physiotherapists and the College of Physiotherapy in British Columbia.
• Good physical and emotional health with capabilities that are compatible with walking, stooping, bending, lifting heavy objects and pushing heavy carts. Must be free from any allergies or related conditions that may be aggravated by working with pets.
• Ability to communicate and establish harmonious relationships with residents, families, volunteers, and visitors of the facility.
• Excellent written and oral English skills.
• Must demonstrate ability to work independently and be self-directed.
• Must maintain current knowledge of developments in physical therapy through literature review, educational programs and involvement in professional groups.