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Position: Kinesiologist (2 positions) – Senior’s CARE Exercise Program -Temporary Part-Time (to March 31, 2020 with possibility of renewal)
(32 hours,.8 FTE, 4 days/week, Monday – Thursday, occasional Fridays may be required) Reports To: Clinical Program Manager CFHT OR Directory Health Services, BCHC with joint reporting to the Manager, Geriatric Medicine, NSM SGS Program


The North Simcoe Muskoka (NSM) Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) Program, a LHIN-wide program under the leadership of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, was established in 2016 to advance the care of frail seniors and caregivers in the NSM region. The Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT)/ Barrie Community Health Centre (BCHC) is partnering with the NSM SGS program to offer the Senior’s CARE Exercise Program. The Senior’s CARE Exercise Program is one service within a larger integrated system of services for frail seniors in the Orillia/Barrie region. The Senior’s CARE Exercise Program focuses on frail seniors requiring specialized and targeted exercise and restorative services. Led by Kinesiologists and supported by the NSM SGS Program, this program specifically targets frail seniors: who have experienced a recent decline in functional ability; are at high risk for imminent hospitalization or LTC admission; AND, who have restorative potential. The Senior’s CARE Exercise Program includes congregate exercise classes and targeted in-home care.


Position Summary:

The CFHT/BCHC, in partnership with the NSM SGS Program, is currently seeking a Registered Kinesiologist to work as part of a growing, collaborative, interprofessional team to provide leadership in the implementation and evaluation of the new name. As one of two Kinesiologists aligned with the service, the individual will collaborate with members of the NSM SGS Program, the CFHT teams and other key partners to deliver clinical services to frail seniors and, as appropriate, their caregivers.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Participate in assessing and prioritizing referrals to new name, ensuring clients meet criteria to receive treatment and services
• Perform new client intake assessment; collection and review of relevant health and social history may be required
• Perform and document general fitness, functional assessments and exercise program progress notes for frail seniors within the geriatric population
• In collaboration with the NSM SGS physiotherapist, will identify and refer complex cases to the NSM SGS physiotherapy for intake, assessment intervention consultation
• Develop and facilitate congregate exercise programs; may be required to support short term in home exercise services as a bridge to ensure clients are able to participate in the congregate program
• Utilizing standardized tools, will conduct and document pre and post program functional and performance assessments
• Effectively engage clients in participating in their rehabilitation; collaborate with the client to identify priorities, short-term and long-term goals
• Participate in clinical huddles and communicates client goals and plan of care within an interprofessional team
• In collaboration with the interprofessional team identify and refer to appropriate clinical services within the NSM SGS program
• In collaboration with NSM SGS program operational manager (Manager of Geriatric Medicine) and the Clinical Program Manager, CFHT /Clinical Program Manager BCHC will support Senior’s CARE Exercise Program program development, implementation and monitoring; assist in collection and documentation of evaluation measures.

Administrative Duties:
• Assist with administrative duties including scheduling, filing, faxing, client charting and order/stocking supplies and exercise program resources


Professional Accountability:
• Conduct self within the legal/ethical/professional obligations and requirements as set out from the College of Kinesiologists
• Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Health Care Consent Act & Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
• Demonstrate professional integrity and commitment to the well being of all patients
• Able to utilize best practice guidelines, including the interpretation and application of current, evidence-based knowledge
• Prepare quarterly reports and monitor daily statistical data to ensure statistics are reported to the Ministry of Health in a timely fashion
• Other duties as required

Communication and Collaboration:
• Establish and maintain effective verbal and written communication with patients, Primary Care Providers, Clinical Program Teams and Community Health Partners
• Maintain an accurate patient record of health history, assessment, triage, patient education, follow-up and discharge plan through clear, concise notes in the NSM SGS EMR in a timely manner
• Act as communication conduit between NSM SGS and CFHT EMR ensuring client assessment & treatment plans and discharge summaries are uploaded into the CFHT EMR system
• Demonstrate effective collaboration and inter-professional teamwork by consulting and sharing information with NSM SGS services/partners, IHP’s, Primary Care Providers and other health professionals in a timely manner
• Participate in committee meetings and patient care huddles
• Participate in continuous quality improvement
• For the purpose of mandatory reporting, ensure client assessments are completed and documented pre and post treatment; collect and objectively evaluate data on the effectiveness of programs and services Inter-professional

Competencies/Collaboration:
• Describe the Kinesiology role, responsibilities and scope of practice clearly to referred patients
• Recognize and respect the role, scope of practice, responsibilities and competence of other Interprofessional Healthcare Providers
• Demonstrate respect and trust to ensure collaborative relationships are fostered, including those within the CFHT/BCHC, NSM SGS program and other community partners
• Practice within own scope of practice, code of ethics, standards and clinical guidelines while ensuring the patient receives best practice treatment in a timely manner
• Demonstrate effective sharing of information and exchanging of ideas
• Participate effectively and appropriately within the interdisciplinary health care team to optimize patient safety
• Develop and participate in delivery of programming in collaboration with NSM SGS program, CFHBCHCT IHP’s ; identify appropriate referrals to community partners and/or services within the CFHT /BCHC or NSM SGS


Skills/Knowledge Requirements:
• Thorough knowledge of kinesiology practice within the field of senior health care; knowledge and understanding of geriatric syndromes, age related changes and rehabilitative medicine.
• Able to identify, select, develop, and prescribe intervention strategies to maintain, rehabilitate, or enhance movement and performance based on assessment findings
• Able to design customized exercise prescription for seniors with pathology, including but not limited to flexibility; strength, endurance, balance, and cardiopulmonary training; and corrective movement patterning
• Demonstrate understanding of therapeutic modalities and treatment applications
• Demonstrated accountability and responsibility
• Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills with the patient at the centre
• Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
• Strong patient focus and ability to build solid patient/practitioner relationships
• Proficiency in the use of computer hardware and software, particularly in Microsoft word, excel, outlook and electronic medical records
• Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures
• Maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills
• Evidence of continuing education, professional and personal development is required
• 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


Education/Specific Job Requirements:
• A Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology required
• Registered Kinesiologist and in good standing with the Ontario Kinesiology Association required
• Annual Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation certification (BCLS)
• Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
• Valid driver’s license and access to dependable vehicle. Travel may be required within community
• Able to work flexible hours including evenings if required
• Police Record/Vulnerable Sector Check

Experience:
• Minimum 1 year experience with rehabilitation exercise and therapy required

Qualified candidates are asked to please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line to: careers@cfht.ca

The Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT) supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. CFHT is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise our Human Resources Manager. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) and Protection of Privacy Act,
1987. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.

February 2019