Working 1 in 5 weekends plus on call 1 in 20 Reference#: 116697-aca
The Patient Population
As a Physiotherapist in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit, you will support complex patients from a wide spectrum of patient populations, including:
- Patients undergoing Chemotherapy for Leukemia and other blood related cancers
- Patients preparing Bone Marrow Transplantation after initial treatment for cancer
- Patients recovering from bone marrow transplant procedures
- Patients who are immunocompromised
The Nature of your Work
The nature of your support/assistance/treatment to your client could include:
- Monitoring and encouraging regular activity
- Personalised exercise prescription
- Balance and Strength Assessments
- Respiratory Physiotherapy
- Discharge planning
All Physiotherapists at VCH practice in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of Vancouver Coastal Health.
Education & Experience
- Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC).
- Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
Knowledge & Abilities
- Broad knowledge of Physiotherapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
- Broad knowledge of the CPTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
- Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area(s).
- Basic knowledge of physiotherapy standardised tests and measures.
- Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
- Demonstrated skill in Physiotherapy techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
- Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.