Posting ID: 118-146-2023

Spots Available: 1

Job Code: NC008.1

Department: Allied Health

Rate: $39.74 – $49.18 hourly

Shift: Shift Work

Status: Full Time

Union: Non Union


To assess patients, plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. To promote fitness, health and wellness.


  1. Assess patients’ physical abilities through evaluative procedures such as functional ability tests.
  2. Establish treatment goals with patients based on physical diagnoses.
  3. Plan and implement programs of physiotherapy including therapeutic exercise, manipulations, education, the use of electro-therapeutic and other mechanical equipment and hydro-therapy.
  4. Appropriate delegation of treatment program to Rehabilitation Attendant.
  5. Evaluate effectiveness of treatment plans and modifying accordingly.
  6. Communicate with referring physician and other healthcare professionals regarding patients’ problems, needs and progress.
  7. Maintain clinical and statistical records.
  8. Develop and implement health promotion programs for patients.
  9. Function as a professional role model demonstrating good interpersonal skills and a commitment to self-growth and development.
  10. Maintain current knowledge of best practices and benchmarks for the delivery of services, appropriate research, literature, accreditation requirements, policy and legislative requirements and implementing improvements/changes as appropriate.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  • University degree in Physiotherapy approved by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and College of Physiotherapy of Ontario.
  • Current registration with College of Physiotherapists of Ontario in good standing.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardio respiratory patients.
  • Knowledge of evidence based physiotherapy treatment.
  • Physiotherapy skills related to assessment and intervention of ROM, strength, coordination, tone , mobility, function, respiratory system, sensation; application of modalities; adjusting and use of equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently as a team member in a fast paced environment in stressful situations.
  • Customer service, interpersonal and telephone skills.
  • Computer literacy in a Microsoft environment.
  • Ability to maintain successful working relationships with the interdisciplinary team to achieve positive patient outcomes.
  • Ability to organize time effectively to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to meet and interact with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible and reassuring manner.
  • Behaviour consistent with Hospital Mission, Values and Standards of Performance.
  • Human relations skills including empathy, sensitivity, understanding of human and organizational behavior, motivational techniques and counseling skills (e.g. teaching patients).
  • Ability to read, write and communicate to perform the duties of the position.

Note:  Because of the changing nature of the work and work to be done, other responsibilities and duties may by assigned and qualifications may be adjusted from time to time. Only those selected for the test/ interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

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Sault Area Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.

All new employees shall be fully vaccinated against COVID 19-prior to their start date.

For clarity, fully vaccinated means that 14 days have elapsed after completion of your vaccine series (i.e. full two doses). The Hospital’s Occupational Health team will require evidence of full vaccination prior to an employee’s start date. If not fully vaccinated, the Hospital’s Occupational Health team can assist successful applicants with setting up the necessary appointments to become fully vaccinated, but any start date may be delayed to the date on which a successful applicant becomes fully vaccinated. The hospital’s requirement that successful applicants be fully vaccinated is subject to any accommodation obligations it may have under the Human Rights Code. Employees shall also be required to obtain boosters or other vaccinations related to COVID-19, as deemed necessary by the Hospital, and any failure to do so will be considered wilful misconduct and/or disobedience and will result in the termination of the Employee’s employment without notice or pay in lieu thereof.