Physiotherapy Job Summary:
Regular Part-Time (0.47 FTE - 2 days per week)
Wage: $33.77 to $42.13 per hour
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
70 Colony Farm Road
Coquitlam, BC Canada
The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital(FPH) is a secure, 190-bed facility that treats and rehabilitates individuals who have come in conflict with the law and are deemed unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible due to mental illness (NCRMD). The goal is to restore fitness to attend court proceedings and/or reintegrate patients gradually and safely into the community. It also serves individuals transferred temporarily from correctional facilities to be assessed or receive treatment for a mental illness under the Mental Health Act. The facility consists of 9 clinical units (5 secure, 3 closed and 1 open unit).
Reporting to the Director, Rehabilitation Services, the Physiotherapist is responsible for providing physical therapy including assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation of outcomes for referred patients and for delivering clinical services in accordance with the professional and ethical standards of the College of Physical Therapists of BC and the goals, objectives, policies and guidelines of the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. The position also serves as an active participant on unit-based interdisciplinary health care teams and actively participates in setting and evaluating treatment goals and discharge planning for patients.
* Provides Physiotherapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning to meet the needs of the patient population at FPH.
* Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of Physiotherapy treatment programs for clients/patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
* 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.
* Provides student supervision, clinical guidance and opportunities to observe and take an active role in the provision of physical therapy services. Provides input to the Academic Program as required on individual’s progress in achieving established learning objectives and standards of care; and brings any problems or concerns to the attention of the Director in a timely manner.
Education, Training and Experience
* Graduation from a recognized university with an approved program in Physiotherapy.
* Two (2) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
* Current full registration with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia (CPTBC)
* Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).