J0622-0963 - Research Physiotherapist

Queen's University


August 11, 2022


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Competition Number: J0622-0963

Position Title: Research Physiotherapist

Employee Group: Research, Grant & Contract

Job Category: Research

Department or Area: School of Rehab Therapy

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Salary: $71,056.00 - $88,168.00/Year

Grade: 09

Hours per Week: 21

Job Type: Term

Length of term: 6 months

Shift: 7 Monday - Friday

Number Of Positions: 1

Date Posted: July 28, 2022

Closing Date: August 11, 2022

Additional Information:

This position may present additional opportunities working as a research physiotherapist in primary care centers should the applicant wish to pursue further employment. More information will be available during the interview process.

COVID 19 On-Campus Requirements

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About Queen's University

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Job Summary

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is collaborating on a multicenter clinical trial of integrating an advanced practice physiotherapist role in an emergency department setting.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, the incumbent will work collaboratively with the research team members and staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre –Hôtel Dieu Hospital site. The physiotherapist will be expected to conduct a musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and management plan based on study protocol for an emergency department setting. Training for the unique aspects of this unique role will be provided by the research team. The position is being offered for the entirety of the recruitment phase of the trial of 6 months at 21 hours per week.

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide physiotherapy assessment and management based on study protocol. This will include performing comprehensive primary care assessment and management for people with various musculoskeletal conditions in the emergency department setting at Hôtel Dieu Hospital. When providing these physiotherapy services, it is expected that all requirements of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) are met. • Act as the first point of contact for patients referred with musculoskeletal pain. • Screen for red flags and identify emergent cases. • Recognize the need for medical imaging, medication prescription, and referral to other health care providers/specialists as appropriate. • Provide care, education, and management tailored to emergency department settings. • Understanding of evidence-based interventions for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. • Communicate diagnoses to patients within the physiotherapy scope of practice. • Communicate findings with the health care team. • Work independently within guidelines provided by the Principal Investigator. • Develop, maintain and monitor a detailed fidelity checklist for physiotherapy assessments. • Maintain communication within the research team to support progress along the project management timeline. • Participate in research team meetings as required, either virtually or at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy on Queen's University campus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • University degree in Physiotherapy. • Registered Physiotherapist in good standing with the CPO • 5 years' clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy is an asset. • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of experience and education.

SPECIAL SKILLS: • Effective independent decision making and judgement abilities in addressing complex and sensitive issues in a clinical setting. • Excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills. • Administer clinical tests in a novel setting. • Maintain clinical records according to CPO record keeping standards. • Communicate effectively and build rapport with an interprofessional team. • Knowledge of the diverse roles of various health care providers in primary care, emergency department, and hospital settings.

DECISION MAKING: • Make decisions regarding research participant inclusion/exclusion, red flag screening, referrals to other health providers. • Comfortable making clinical judgements in a fast-paced environment. • Decide on best alternatives or a range of solutions to a given problem; identify potential risks and benefits of each. • Identify situations that could put patients at risk; report adverse events according to both CPO and research standards.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

About the employer

Queen's University Established by Queen Victoria's Royal Charter, Queen's University is among Canada's oldest institutions. Queen's University is located in Kingston, Ontario and has had a significant influence on Canada's higher education since its establishment on 16th October 1841. The...