Job Details

    Job Title : Physiotherapist
    Company Name : Provincial Health Services Authority
    Job Type : Part Time
    Job Location : Coquitlam, BC
    Post Date : 2018-04-16
    Close Date : 2018-05-31
    How To Apply:

    Description :

    As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics. In addition to direct services, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.  


    BC Mental Health & Addiction Services is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.



    Reference #62227

    Regular Part-Time (0.47 FTE - 2 days per week)

    Wage: $33.77 to $42.13 per hour

    Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

    70 Colony Farm Road

    Coquitlam, BC 


    The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) is a secure, 190-bed facility that treats and rehabilitates individuals who have come in conflict with the law and are deemed unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible due to mental illness (NCRMD). The goal is to restore fitness to attend court proceedings and/or reintegrate patients gradually and safely into the community. It also serves individuals transferred temporarily from correctional facilities to be assessed or receive treatment for a mental illness under the Mental Health Act. The facility consists of 9 clinical units (5 secure, 3 closed and 1 open unit).  


    Role Summary 


    Reporting to the Director, Rehabilitation Services, the Physiotherapist is responsible for providing physical therapy including assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation of outcomes for referred patients and for delivering clinical services in accordance with the professional and ethical standards of the College of Physical Therapists of BC and the goals, objectives, policies and guidelines of the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. The position also serves as an active participant on unit-based interdisciplinary health care teams and actively participates in setting and evaluating treatment goals and discharge planning for patients. 


    • Provides Physiotherapy assessments using advanced skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning to meet the needs of the patient population at FPH.
    • Applies advanced clinical knowledge and reasoning to the development and implementation of Physiotherapy treatment programs for clients/patients including developing innovative solutions to assessment and treatment issues.
    • Implements interventions in accordance with established treatment guidelines and educates clients regarding self-management, health promotion and injury/disability prevention.
    • Evaluates and documents the effectiveness of interventions by methods such as conducting ongoing assessment and monitoring of client responses, evaluating changes in health status, function and physical performance against pre-determined goals and expected outcomes, and modifying the intervention strategy to achieve and maintain functional independence and physical performance.
    • Provides student supervision, clinical guidance and opportunities to observe and take an active role in the provision of physical therapy services. Provides input to the Academic Program as required on individual’s progress in achieving established learning objectives and standards of care; and brings any problems or concerns to the attention of the Director in a timely manner.  


    Education, Training and Experience  

    • Graduation from a recognized university with an approved program in Physiotherapy.
    • Two (2) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Current full registration with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia (CPTBC)
    • Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).  

    Skills and Abilities  

    • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with patients, families, staff and other health care individuals.
    • Ability to complete complex and thorough assessments of patients, develop and evaluate clear and appropriate care plans
    • Ability to clearly and accurately document patient information on the health record and to prepare treatment plans, progress notes and evaluation reports.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary heath care team.
    • Ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
    • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • Ability to deal appropriately with conflict and ultimate resolution.
    • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.
    • Ability to operate related equipment
    • Ability to provide clinical supervision and support to students, staff and other members of the health care team.
    • Ability to direct the activity of other health care team members.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.  


    We invite you to apply by clicking on the link below, then on the  “Apply Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system. 

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  

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    The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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