Physiotherapist - Person Centered Ambulatory Care, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Req ID: 181893
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Zone, Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building - QEII  

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 18-Jul-24

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.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



About the Opportunity

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 educates and communicates 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 Program Manager and as a member of a clinical team, the physiotherapist collaborates with colleagues to determine team goals and objectives, participates in the evaluation of team effectiveness, and solves problems and shares responsibilities.  Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required.


About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy from an accredited university
  • Membership with the Nova Scotia College or Physiotherapists (Provincial licensing body)
  • Annual Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation certification (BCLS)
  • Thorough knowledge of Physiotherapy practice, with an interest in program development and evaluation skills
  • Previous experience in an outpatient setting considered an asset
  • Previous experience in orthopedics, long term pain and/or working with individuals with long term health conditions considered an asset
  • Experience in motivational interviewing and facilitating health behaviour change is an asset
  • Effective teaching and patient education skills
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Effective promotion of patient self-management skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.



  • Long Assignment, Part-Time (50%) position; 37.5 hours bi-weekly
  • Approximately a 12-month assignment 


Compensation and Incentives

$33.97 - $42.89 Hourly 


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit 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.

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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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