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Physiotherapist - Critical Care Unit - Temporary Full-time (222008)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 7/15/2022 11:25:54 AM

We currently have a Temporary Full-time (until approx. August 2023) opportunity for a Physiotherapist in the Critical Care Unit at our Bayview campus

Hours of Work: Weekdays & Alternating Weekends: Days; 8 hours; As per schedule

Summary of Duties:

The Physiotherapist (in collaboration with the interprofessional team) is responsible for providing person centred patient assessments and interventions for patients with various conditions and complex needs while in the Critical Care Unit as part of the Trauma program. Works with the physiotherapists and other members of the patient care team to foster, enhance and support best practice. Participates in quality improvement initiatives, evaluative processes that include the use of standardized and valid outcome measures, report writing, and research activities. Participates in continuing professional development activities including the provision of clinical and educational in-services that fosters ongoing learning, professionalism, interprofessional collaborations, and best practices in physiotherapy for ICU patients. Participation of supervision of physical therapy students on an ongoing basis. Is a resource; for the education of interprofessional students as required. Is an expert resource for; staff, students, and other health care providers related to physiotherapy. Participates on appropriate committees pertaining to the operation of the Critical Care Unit. Participates in discipline-specific activities within Physiotherapy Services. Practices in accordance with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario standards of practice.

Qualifications/Skills

  • MSc[PT] or equivalent
  • Registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for Tracheal Suctioning and
  • Administering a Substance by Inhalation
  • One to two years of general acute care physiotherapy experience preferred
  • Assessment and treatment experience with older adults (65 years+) who have complex health issues, including confusion, dementia, delirium, falls, weakness and decreased mobility or ambulation
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior ability to quickly build trusting relationships as a new team member into an established interprofessional team environment
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association preferred

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222008 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 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 indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.