Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Neils Harbour, NS, CA, B0C 1N0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 118587
Location: Eastern Zone, Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: OPEZ Physiotherapy BMH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT   (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare UNIFOR 

Posting Closing Date: 24-Jan-22

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Physiotherapist reports to the Manager of Rehabilitation Services.  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.


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

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

* Computer skills (statistics input, word processing, Microsoft Office programs)

* Annual Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation certification (BCLS)

* Ability to maintain good relationships with patients, families and co-workers

* Adaptable to variation in workload

* Require access to a reliable transportation

Additional qualifications

* 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

* Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly


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.

Successful candidates may also be eligible for signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service commitment - Approximately one (1) year return of service for every $5,000 provided to a maximum of three (3) years.

Salary Information

$31.8524 - $40.2222 hourly


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - UNIFOR position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent 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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