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Physiotherapist-Sport Medicine Centre

Job ID: 31797
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 09, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


The Sport Medicine Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time Physiotherapist.

The Physiotherapist reports to the Clinical Manager, Sport Medicine Centre. This is a recurring part-time position, based on a maximum 35-hour work week, and is part of the AUPE Collective Agreement. This position requires scheduling flexibility based on fluctuating market demands and patient need. Current demand is for afternoon and evening availability. The ability to work within a high-paced, multi-disciplinary environment as well as to manage a busy caseload is critical.

The Sport Medicine Centre is an integrated and multidisciplinary clinical, education and research facility within the Faculty of Kinesiology, specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation of sport related and other musculoskeletal injuries.  The Sport Medicine Centre provides comprehensive sport medicine, surgical, physiotherapy, and other health care services to recreational, developing, and elite athletes as well as other patients referred to us in Calgary and southern Alberta.

This position requires superlative knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practical application of technical procedures and techniques.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

In the area of Patient Care:

  • Ability to grow and manage a full caseload of patients in accordance with the service standards and expectations outlined by the Clinical Manager
  • Provides assessment, treatment, and management of patients in assigned clinical areas.
  • Ensures the provision of evidence-informed care
  • Ensures patient care documentation is complete in accordance with Practice Standards of Physiotherapy Alberta.
  • Keeps patient information confidential and releases this information only to authorized persons according to applicable legislation.
  • Communicates with other services, departments, and individuals to facilitate interdisciplinary coordination of patient care.
  • Attends all assigned meetings, conferences, and fulfills the obligations arising from same.
  • Educates patients and family in necessary continuing treatments and procedures.
  • Instructs and educates the patient and family in the appropriate follow up treatment
  • Ensures that the dignity and individual needs of the patient are addressed.
  • Considers patient safety in all stages of treatment.

In the Area of Information Systems:

  • Collects workload statistics in line with established procedures.
  • Maintains all necessary records according to service procedures.
  • Communicates appropriate concerns and problems to the Clinical Manager

In the Area of Human Relations

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with patients, staff members, the University Community, and other stakeholders.
  • Shows respect for all staff members integrity and opinions when they differ from his/her own.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her own interactions with internal/external staff members and the University Community.
  • Participates in the formation and maintenance of a positive and supportive working climate.

In the Area of Education

  • Adheres to departmental and program educational standards.
  • Participates in ongoing education within the Physiotherapy Unit, SMC and the Community.
  • Familiar with current practices and trends in his/her field e.g. by attending professional meetings, seminars, conventions and conferences and reading professional journals.
  • Assists and participates in relevant clinical and/or research projects.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate or Master of Physiotherapy (or equivalent)
  • Registered in good standing with Physiotherapy Alberta (Must provide a copy to the Clinical Manager on a yearly basis)
  • Demonstration of advanced, post-graduate orthopedic training
  • Previous work with interdisciplinary health care teams, athletes or sports teams is considered an asset
  • A criminal record check is required.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrate initiative, creativity, empathy, and sound judgment.
  • Performs clinical assessments, diagnoses, and implements evidence-informed treatment plans
  • Effectively communicates with all members of the health care team to support optimal patient outcomes
  • Provides ongoing evaluation of patient progress and facilitates proper referrals when necessary
  • Administers and collects outcome measurement information
  • Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Engages in continual learning and skills development
  • Must be reliable, cooperative, flexible and must be able to demonstrate the ability to read and write legibly with a proven degree of competence in the English language.
  • Must have highly developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Perform a variety of complex therapeutic interventions without supervision.
  • Capable of using all equipment pertaining to the safe and effective functioning of the service

Application Deadline:  July 08, 2024

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase 3.

For a listing of all management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Management and Staff Careers website

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