Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.6 FTE)
Program Name: eShift (eRehab)
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 45
Work Schedule: Days
On Call: No
The Physiotherapist (PT) is responsible to provide therapy services to individuals in the community within the framework of VON policies, procedures, standards, and quality and risk management. The PT works collaboratively with a Therapy Assistant to provide therapy services using an innovative care delivery model and a cutting edge electronic monitoring system.
This collaborative approach and technology enables the therapist to assess and identify disorders associated with physical dysfunction, injury or pain. Within the electronic chart, the PT will implement a care plan, monitor and assess patient therapy outcomes remotely from their home or local VON office and immediately provide the appropriate direction to the assistant working in the patient’s home, resulting in real time provision of care.
- Remotely assesses and evaluates patient progress and reviews patient outcomes and provides appropriate therapy direction to the assistant working in the patient’s home.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills and attitudes as outlined in the Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapists that provides a safe and evidence informed practice.
- Consults with the patient to obtain information about their health, associated history, previous health interventions and outcomes.
- Collects assessment information relevant to client’s needs and physiotherapy practice.
- Analyzes assessment findings to establish a physiotherapy diagnosis and prognosis.
- Develops and recommends a plan of care with the patient/family and health care team.
- Directs the Therapy Assistant to implement the patient’s care plan.
- Collaborates with the Therapy Assistant to monitor patient outcomes and progression towards therapy goals.
- Modifies the patient’s care plan as required based on patient outcomes.
- Documents patient outcomes and current care plan in the electronic patient chart for the interdisciplinary team.
- Communicates with interdisciplinary team as required regarding patient outcomes and status changes (for example most responsible physician).
- Completes the written care plan (electronic copy) with information collected from the funder, the Directing Therapist and the patient/family. Ensures any changes to the care plan is developed and modified by the Directing Therapist for safety and liability.
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure patient’s care needs are met and therapy goals are progressing to meet patient individual goals.
- Completes expectations related to logging in/out of the innovative integrated technologies for directing the in home assistant.
- Utilizes verbal and non-verbal communication skills effectively with the patient/family as required.
- Demonstrates professional code of conduct / communication with all members of the health team as per VON guidelines and policy.
External and Internal Relationships:
- Collaborates with the Therapy assistant and interdisciplinary team to monitor patient outcomes and progression towards therapy goals.
- Works collaboratively with the LHIN and hospital partners to ensure a safe transition to community and patient goals are met.
Education, Designations and Experience:
- Masters in Physiotherapy (or degree prepared physiotherapy education).
- Valid registered with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario and associated liability insurance
- Member with the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (preferred).
- 2-5 years’ experience in a health care environment preferred (i.e. long term care, acute medicine, rehab unit, rehab clinic).
- Recently demonstrated knowledge of stroke best practices in their practice (preferred).
- Recently demonstrated knowledge of musculoskeletal (i.e. arthroplasty) best practices (preferred).
- Trained in chronic disease management – strategies to support patients living in community.
- Demonstrates knowledge of community resources preferred.
- Demonstrates knowledge of standards for the supervision of support personnel (OTA/PTA).
- Provided care to patients who have experienced a stroke preferred.
- Experience with patients who have musculoskeletal (i.e. hip and knees) challenges an asset.
- Demonstrates an ability to utilize computer software program(s) on a hand held device (i.e. phone or tablet).
- Demonstrates proficiency in the use of technology for documentation of patient outcomes.
- Demonstrates an ability to supervise and monitor the practice of a physiotherapist assistant as outline by the Ontario Physiotherapy Association in Ontario.
- Ability to communicate well, both written and verbal.
- Ability to work interdependently and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.
- Ability to adjust to working in different social and economic environments.
- Ability to respond to changes in patient caseloads and care needs.
- Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
- Willingness to travel regularly during the day as well to support sites and attend meetings.
- A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required.
- A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required.
- Ability to speak French is an asset.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements
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