Advance Practice Provider - Hip & Knee (0.5 FTE)

Kitchener Clinic, 675 Queen St., S., Kitchener ON, N2M 1A1

Posting: #18-O-104

Closing:‚Äč January 25, 2019

Schedule: 7 hours as prescheduled.    

Union: ONA

Rate of Pay: $47.00 - $55.00 / per hour

Reporting to: Manager, MSK

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will support the timely assessment and treatment of patients with moderate to severe hip and knee osteoarthritis in Rapid Access Clinics and may expand to include other conditions.  The Advanced Practice Provider will assess patients and determine the appropriate treatment plan, including referral to an orthopedic surgeon, or nonsurgical management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent will be responsible to:

  • Assess patient’s level of functioning and pain, range of motion, strength and gait.
  • Complete a medical history including  relevant co-morbid conditions
  • Interpret radiological imaging
  • Review physical assessment, history and radiological findings and inform the patient of the results and their options
  • Communicate a diagnosis to the patient as applicable
  • Determine a patient centered intervention plan
  • Order x-rays if needed with the support of medical directives
  • Refer patients to conservative management
  • Document assessment summary for patients referred to an orthopedic surgeon or other specialist for consultation
  • Educate patients about self-management of hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Respond to any patient/nurse/physician inquiries
  • Liaise with referring physicians to clarify queries and provide feedback on the patient course of treatment
  • Participate in program development and quality improvement initiatives to improve patient care
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of five years of orthopaedic experience required.
  • Advanced orthopedic or arthritis courses required. An intermediate or advanced diploma of manipulative physiotherapy; post-professional master’s degree; or chiropractic fellowship in rehabilitation sciences or hip or knee care preferred.
  • Membership in good standing, with the relevant health regulatory college in Ontario.
  • In depth and up-to-date knowledge of orthopedic assessment and treatment and outcome measures.
  • Knowledge of local rehabilitative care services and other community resources.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Proven skills in the areas of assessment, communication, interviewing, problem solving, interpersonal and leadership.
  • The ability to work independently in a highly organized manner is required. 
  • This position also requires proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using MS Office, Outlook, and database software. 
  • The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required. 
  • Fluency in French language preferred.

WWLHIN strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment.  Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at hr.ww@lhins.on.ca for assistance. 

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting  #18-O-104 before 4:30pm on January 25, 2018 to Human Resources (e-mail: hr.ww@lhins.on.ca). We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.

*** PLEASE NOTE*** Cover letters and resumes need to be submitted as a single file, acceptable files are: doc, docx, and pdf. Please include your first name, last name and job title in the file name when applying, example JohnSmith_Recruiter.

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