- Assess clients’ physical status, functional abilities, needs, and goals to improve, maintain or support physical performance.
- Provide patients with diagnosis, prognosis and develops short and long term goals to achieve optimal health outcomes.
- Implement of interventions in accordance with established treatment guidelines and educate patients and caregivers regarding self-management, health promotion and injury/disability prevention.
- Collaborate and communicate with the multi- disciplinary team on issues that will affect the care, transfer and discharge plan for the patient.
- Participate in maintaining seamless quality patient care by identifying appropriate referrals for physiotherapy services and supports family participation in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of the care plan.
- Provides physiotherapy information and in-services to a range of healthcare teams and attends meetings as a representative of physiotherapy.
- Participates in team/program activities required to improve and optimize the delivery of care and to facilitate evidence-based practice.
- Participates in approved physical therapy and interprofessional research, special projects, and committees including professional practice councils.
Education, Training and Experience:
- Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
- Knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practice within a patient and family centered model of care.
- Strong awareness of the CPTBC standards of practice and practice guidelines for clinical practitioners.
- Broad knowledge of other medical professions and their role in patient care.
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and all members of the interprofessional care team, both verbally (one-on-one and in groups) and in writing.
- Comfortable teaching patients, caregivers, rehabilitation assistants and other health care providers.
- Ability to work independently and in collaboration in a team environment.