J0823-0165 - Research Physiotherapist - KPCC

Queen's University
September 21, 2023
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Competition Number: J0823-0165

Position Title: Research Physiotherapist - KPCC

Position Number (Final): 00000000

Employee Group: Casual

Job Category: Health Care Professionals

Department or Area: School of Rehab Therapy

Location: Kamloops, BC, Ontario, Canada (On-site)

Hours per Week: 6

Job Type: Casual

Length of term: 12 months

Shift: Varied between Monday to Friday

Number Of Positions: 1

Additional Information:

$60 per hour - Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Job Summary

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is conducting multicenter clinical trials of integrating physiotherapists into primary care settings for the treatment of low back pain (LBP). One of the participating clinical sites is Kamloops Primary Care Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinators, the incumbent will work collaboratively with the research team members and staff at the clinical site. The physiotherapist will be expected to conduct a musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and develop a management plan based on study protocol for a primary care setting. Training for the unique aspects of the role will be provided by the research team. The position is being offered for the entirety of the recruitment phase of the trial of 13 months at approximately 6 hours per week (to be discussed based on availability).

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide physiotherapy assessment and management based on study protocol. This will include performing a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and management for people with LBP in the primary care setting. • When providing these physiotherapy services, it is expected that all requirements of the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) are met. • Act as the first point of contact for patients referred with LBP. • 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 primary care settings. • Understanding of evidence-based interventions for LBP. • Communicate diagnoses to patients within the physiotherapy scope of practice. • Communicate findings and work collaboratively with the primary care teams. • 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.

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

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 CPTBC record keeping standards. • Communicate effectively and build rapport with an interprofessional team. • Knowledge of the diverse roles of various health care providers; particularly in primary care 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, team-based 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 CPTBC and research standards.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying or have any questions about the position, please contact the Research Coordinator for Interior BC, Kevin Varette, at [email protected].

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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 [email protected].

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