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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$97,734.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
20 October 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Rehabilitation Service, the Physiotherapist is responsible for decisions regarding all aspects of client care in physiotherapy, assessment and treatment programs, as well as clinical supervision of Community Therapy Assistants. This positon also includes developing and delivering skills training to families, communities, home-care workers, community members, organizations and other health professionals.

The Physiotherapist must provide assessment findings, analysis, treatment, response to treatment and discharge planning in the patient’s chart. Charting should follow Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of a Canadian Provincial College, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the Department of Health by responding to referrals from physicians, nurses, Community Health Centres, allied health professionals, team members, Ottawa Health Services Networks Inc. (OHSNI) and individuals.

The successful candidate must have specialized and professional knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and intervention related to orthopedic, neurological and cardio-respiratory conditions, specialized ability to make clinical decisions and recommendations at the professional level, and knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. You must possess strong case management skills and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, word-processing software and internet search methods is required. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent. You must be registered with a Canadian Provincial College of Physiotherapists.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

A minimum of one year clinical experience will be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Term until October 12, 2018. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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