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Chiropractor/Physiotherapist- Musculoskeletal (MSK) Low Back/Neck and Shoulder Program

Position: Chiropractor/Physiotherapist – Musculoskeletal (MSK) Low Back/Neck and Shoulder Program
Reports To: Physical Health Team Lead


Position Summary:
As a key member of the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), and an integral part of an
interdisciplinary health care team, the major role of the job incumbent will use a variety of physical techniques and therapies to treat and rehabilitate patients who are suffering from disorders and/or injuries of the back, neck, shoulder or musculoskeletal system. These techniques and therapies will differ depending on the occupation.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Assess a patient's medical condition by reviewing their medical history, listening to the patient's concerns, and performing a physical examination
• Review previous imaging reports and educate patient on relevant findings
• Conduct a thorough biomechanical assessment, including any necessary orthopaedic and neurological testing
• Provide musculoskeletal soft tissue therapies
• Provide medical acupuncture for the therapeutic purpose of modulating pain
• Give additional treatments, such as applying heat or cold to a patient's injured areas
• Advise patients on health and lifestyle issues, such as exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits
• Refer patients to other health care professionals, if needed
• Formulate and communicate medical diagnoses
• Determine the need for, and order from, an approved list of screening and diagnostic laboratory tests and interpret the results
• Provide health education and health promotion information to individuals and groups
• Consult with physician in accordance with the standards for consultation with physicians, and/or refer the client to another health care professional
• Ensure all notes and patient charts are updated in a timely manner
• Prepare quarterly reports and monitor daily statistical data to ensure statistics are reported to the Ministry of Health in a timely fashion
• Participate in CFHT and regional committees as needed
• Provide education on physical therapy issues to physicians and service providers
• Maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills
• Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures
• Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
• Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CFHT
• Other duties as required

 Skills/Knowledge Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an Interprofessional team, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Exceptional documentation skills and attention to detail
• A positive and professional attitude
• Excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task and effectively set priorities
• Knowledge in current, evidence based methods and practise of primary care delivery
• Excellent oral/written/interpersonal skills

Education/Specific Job Requirements:
• Current registration and license with the College of Chiropractors/Physiotherapists of Ontario
• Doctor of Chiropractic Degree or Physiotherapy Degree
• Current registration with Ontario Chiropractic/Physiotherapists Association and evidence of Professional Liability Insurance coverage
• Certification in CPR (BLS-C)
• Able to work flexible hours including evenings if required
• Police Record/Vulnerable Record Check

• Preference will be given to candidates with 2-3 years clinical experience as a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist
• Experience in program development an asset
• Experience with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and office applications.

Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line to:

The Couchiching Family Health Team supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. The CFHT is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in our recruitment process, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodations. The CFHT has an Accommodation Policy and Procedure to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.

January 2020