Job title: Wellness Facilitator Physiotherapist -Primary Health Care

Company: IWK Health Centre

Job description: ​Req ID: 183332
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Hants Community Hospital
Department: PHC CZ WH CDW HHWT
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 10-Jul-24Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.About the OpportunityThe Hants Health and Wellness Team (HHWT) is a community based, integrated chronic disease prevention and management service that provides wellness programming and navigation, chronic disease management, nutrition education, and emotional wellness counselling. The HHWT is an interdisciplinary team that builds community connections and partnerships to provide programs and services that are responsive to community needs. Principles of patient-centered care, behaviour change, and self-management are core to all programming and services.Reporting to the Health Services Manager, Primary Health Care, the incumbent will use critical thinking and clinical judgment supporting patients (in both individual and group-based settings) with the management of their chronic disease and wellness. The Wellness Facilitator-Physiotherapist is team focused and will collaborate with HHWT staff, primary care providers, other health care providers and community groups to maintain awareness of existing supports within the community and surrounding areas. This work is done through a community development, population health and collaborative approach with emphasis on self-management supports.About YouWe would love to hear from you if you have the following:

Heavy-Duty Technician
  • Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from an accredited university required
  • Membership with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists required
  • Must be eligible for membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Minimum one year experience in each of the following: working with people with chronic disease in an exercise program or setting; working with community groups/partners building trusting relationships through working together on projects/initiatives/partnerships that benefit the public (professional and/or volunteer); Individual and group education/facilitation utilizing adult education, self-management supports, and motivational enhancement principles
  • Understanding of population health, health promotion strategies, and behaviour change principles
  • In-depth knowledge of local health and community-based services.
  • Demonstrates person-centered/family-focused, diversity focused approaches to care
  • Well-developed interpersonal, teamwork, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and willingness to change
  • Demonstrates innovation in program planning, implementation and evaluation, and quality improvement, planning skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office, e-mail and internet)
  • Annual BLS AED certification and WHMIS training and certification
  • RQI training
  • Travel within the community is required with valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Competencies in other languages preferred; French an asset

Please ensure your resume is up-to-date and includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications.Hours

  • Permanent Full time; 75 hours biweekly
  • Shifts may include evenings, weekends and holidays

Compensation and Incentives$33.96- $42.89 HourlySuccessful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.Once You’ve AppliedThank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.Follow Us!

Location: Windsor, NS

Job date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 22:11:37 GMT