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
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
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
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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.
• 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
• 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
• Understanding of evidence-based interventions for a broad range of
• Communicate diagnoses to patients within the physiotherapy scope of
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
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