Physiotherapist - HI Med/Surg, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3K 4N1

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

​Req ID: 123249
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central  Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII  
Department: HI MedSurg Program
Type of Employment: Temporary  Hourly FT long-assignment  (70%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: NSGEU Hlthcare  position
Posting Closing Date: 24-Jan-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

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The Physiotherapist reports to the Program Manager the Physiotherapist assesses, diagnoses and treats patients in a tertiary care setting who present with actual or potential impairment, pain, functional limitations or disabilities.  Physiotherapy assessment involves obtaining a detailed medical history, performing specific and standardized tests and evaluation procedures to determine a physical diagnosis.  Holistic treatment programs are developed using exercises, education, and manual, mechanical, electrical and hydrotherapy techniques to assist the patient in regaining and/or maintaining an optimal level of function.  The physiotherapist educated and communicated with other health disciplines, the general public, family members and caregivers with regard to health promotion, physiotherapy treatment and patient management.  The physiotherapist provides supervision and evaluation of physiotherapy students and supervision of physiotherapy assistants and aides. The physiotherapist reports to a Health Services Manager and as a member of a clinical team, the physiotherapist collaborated with colleagues to determine team goals and objectives, participated in the evaluation of team effectiveness, and solves problems and shares responsibilities.  Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required.  Physiotherapists work on weekends in many areas of the hospital.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy from an accredited university

* Membership with the Nova Scotia College or Physiotherapists (Provincial licensing body)

* Computer skills (statistics input, word processing, GroupWise)

* Annual Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation certification (BCLS)

* Annual Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training and certification. (WHMIS)

* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened based on above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Hours of Work

* Long assignment, Part-time (70%) position; 52.5 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning January 15, 2022 until January 6, 2023

Shifts involves working shifts over a seven day per week schedule, including weekends and holidays

Salary Information

$31.8524 - $40.2222 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 

​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - NSGEU  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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