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Upcoming Events 

RGPs Education Day

This conference will be of interest to all health professionals, health care administrators, health system planners, students and older-adult/family caregiver advisory group members whose work is linked to geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry services.

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Collaborating Clinicians with Kim Barthel

This workshop is designed for a variety of Professionals who work with children and/or youth and who want to enhance their understanding and practice within a transdisciplinary approach.

Kim Barthel September 14 & 15, 2019

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Past Events 

Preceptor Awards and Recognition Event


On Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosted its annual Preceptor Awards and Recognition event.

The event honoured preceptors in the Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education Unit at NOSM, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and dietitians. This year’s awards focused on preceptors working in Northwestern Ontario.

Preceptor 101

This workshop was offered throughout the Fall of 2018 to Northern Ontario health care professionals who are interested in becoming involved with clinical teaching activities and who have limited or no previous teaching experience in the clinical setting.

News 

Pilot Project at Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre Speech-Language Pathology Presentation

Thank you to McMaster University students Lea, Kennedi and Shana for a great presentation on their Speech-Language Pathology role-emerging placements in Thunder Bay!
The students were the first to complete the new placement opportunity through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

New Pilot Project at Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre

A new placement is bringing occupational therapy and physiotherapy students to the Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre in Thunder Bay, where they will focus on addressing the needs of Indigenous clients. Read the full story here.

FIREFLY Children & Youth Development services

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine collaborates with FIREFLY Child and Youth Development Services to fill new Speech-Language Pathologist clinical education opportunities in Keewatin-Patricia District FIREFLY and Kenora Chiefs Advisory have partnered to fill five new full-time Speech-Language Pathology positions through Jordan’s Principal funding. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine in turn partnered with FIREFLY to facilitate clinical externships for Speech-Language Pathology graduate level students.  FIREFLY Children and Youth Development Services, located in Kenora, Ontario, provides services to children and families living in the district of Kenora and area as well as multiple far north, fly-in communities. Through the collaboration, FIREFLY and NOSM are hoping to expand service to better serve children living in rural and remote areas, specifically Indigenous communities.

Learners from the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario are participating in two separate, eight-week placements from March to June 2018. The new placements offer a unique clinical education opportunity that will prepare learners for rural- remote clinical practice unique to the needs and service delivery models used in Northwestern Ontario, according to Jackie Hummelbrunner, a Speech-Language Pathologist who will supervise the learners on their placements. “This initiative is strongly focused on providing learners with the experiences necessary to develop clinical and management skills specific to serving our most remote and unique communities,” said Hummelbrunner. “While supporting student clinicians to develop their skills, our community benefits from ‘extra hands and minds’ that help us address the needs of those waiting on waitlists for service while we work to staff these newly funded positions. The
additional benefit is hopeful recruitment of these bright clinicians who answered the call to train in the North.”

Over the course of their placement, learners will have the opportunity to gain the experience and training in: cultural competency/awareness; interprofessional collaboration; telepractice;
developmental speech and language formal assessment and intervention; intervention planning, community & client specific goal setting and delivery; and community travel to local and far north
communities.  Learners will have also had the opportunity to work with professionals unique to Indigenous communities to understand roles and gain skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of professionals.

Northern Passages

The Rehabilitation Studies Program at NOSM has developed Preceptor 101 sessions to help increase the number of clinical teachers in the North. The sessions are designed for health professionals including audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists who are interested in becoming preceptors, or have experience but want to improve their knowledge of best practices.

Northern Passages is a quarterly publication which conveys news about NOSM’s multi-faceted activities. Its broad coverage informs and entertains with detailed commentary on program development, conferences, profiles, and other information germane to the School and its Northern stakeholders.

Read the latest issue of Northern Passages here.

Job Postings 

Speech-Language Pathologist at The Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre

The Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre is accepting applications for 1 (ONE) PERMANENT FULL-TIME BILINGUAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 37.5 hrs per week
(May be based in any of our office locations)

Within a family-centered approach to working with families, the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre provides rehabilitation and related support services for children and youth living in the Districts of Cochrane and Temiskaming, in the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory and in other areas of James Bay.

For more information please visit.

Physiotherapist at The Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre

The Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre is accepting applications for2 (TWO) Permanent Full-Time PHYSIOTHERAPISTS 37.5 hrs per week
(May be based in any of our office locations)

Within a family-centered approach to working with families, the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre (CT CTC) provides rehabilitation and related support services for children and youth living in the Districts of Cochrane and Temiskaming and in the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory.

For more information please visit.

Physiotherapist at THRIVE Child Development Centre

THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant is an incorporated, non-profit Children’s Treatment Centre employing over 50 staff made up of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Therapy Assistants, Early Childhood Educators and Administrative support staff. We provide inter-disciplinary pediatric rehabilitation, respite care coordination, an on-site inclusive child care program and resource support to community child care centres in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. Our philosophy of service delivery upholds family involvement and enablement as an integral part of effective intervention. Our services support the long-term outcomes of community participation and quality of life.

For more information please visit. PT Ad – April 2019 Full-Time Permanent

Occupational Therapist at Lajeunesse Rehabilitation Services

For more information please visit. Occupational Therapist LRS

Physiotherapist at Chapleau Health Services

Looking for a Full-Time position with a great work life balance in Northern Ontario? Then this is your opportunity to practice to your full scope with a varied client base which includes hospital, long-term care, community and primary care. The successful Physiotherapist candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and controlling the administrative and therapeutic activities of all Rehabilitation Services to ensure than an optimal level of services are available to the Hospital, Community and LTC while enjoying quality of life in Northern Ontario.

For more information visit. 2018 PT Immediate Employment Opportunity

Physiotherapist at Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital

To assess and treat inpatients and outpatients in compliance with the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital’s policies and procedures and the College of Physiotherapy Standards of Practice, and as outlined in the position description. For a full description of the position, please contact the undersigned.

For more information visit. Physiotherapist RL

Physiotherapist at Dryden Regional Health Centre

As a Physiotherapist with The Dryden Regional Health Centre you will have many opportunities to challenge yourself through
applying a broad range of skills to your work with patients/clients.

For more information visit. Physiotherapist DRHC

Physiotherapist at Health Sciences North

Health Sciences North (HSN) is currently recruitment Permanent and Temporary Full-Time Physiotherapists across a number of departments. Applicants successful to permanent full-time or temporary full-time positions with a term of one-year or greater may be eligible for the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care’s (MOHLC) Rehabilitation Professionals Incentive Grant Program.

For more information visit. Physiotherapist Opportunities HSN

Physiotherapist at Geraldton District Hospital

Physiotherapist
Full Time – Permanent
Geraldton District Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and self-motivated individual to join our Rehabilitation Services Team to provide clinical physiotherapy services to inpatients, long term care residents and outpatient clients.

For more information visit.Physiotherapist Geraldton

Occupational Therapist at Geraldton District Hospital

Occupational Therapist
Full Time – Permanent
Geraldton District Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and self-motivated individual to join our Rehabilitation Services Team to provide occupational therapy services to inpatients, outpatients and long term care residents.

For more information visit. Occupational Therapist Geraldton

Physiotherapist at Chapleau Health Services

This is an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist looking to practice to their full scope of practice with a varied client base which includes hospital, long-term care, community and primary care. The Physiotherapist is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and controlling the administrative and therapeutic activities of all Rehabilitation Services to ensure that an optimal level of services are available to the Hospital, Community and LTC. Rehabilitation services include but are not limited to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and recreational therapy. The incumbent also provides all of the program’s physiotherapy treatment and services.

For more information visit. Physiotherapist Chapleau

Physiotherapist at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre is a small, state-of-the-art community hospital in rural Sioux Lookout, Ontario. We aim to be a Centre of Excellence in First Nations and northern healthcare by working together to improve the health status of individuals, families and communities now and for generations to come. We are the healthcare hub for remote northwestern Ontario, continuously growing and innovating to meet the needs of our 30,000 patients spread across over 600,000 square kilometers of sunset country. If you value compassion, respect, quality, teamwork, and are dedicated to excellence in your profession, this picturesque setting is the next step in your career!

For more information visit. Physiotherapist_FT Sioux Lookout

Physiotherapist at Symetrics

PERMANENT FULL TIME REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST POSITON
New graduates are welcome to apply!!!
We are an established fast paced, multidisciplinary private clinic for over 28 years. We have an Orthopaedic caseload including MVA, and sport patients. We are offering a competitive salary and continuing education is available and supported.

For more information please visit. 2018 Physiotherapist Ad

Speech Language Pathologists at Firefly

FIREFLY is growing! Consider living in one of our picturesque communities in Northwestern Ontario. Each of our communities are located in the heart of the boreal forest with easy access to lakes and great outdoor living. FIREFLY is seeking four full time Speech Language Pathologists to work in Kenora/Rainy River Districts and in First Nation Communities in the Kenora District. Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Speech Language Pathologists will engage in the screening, assessment, interpretation and home programming of infants, children and youth with communication impairments. Duties will include caseload management, assessment, treatment planning, consultation, caregiver (home & school) training, and acting as a resource for other FIREFLY staff, partnership staff and community agencies as well as attending unit and service meetings. Additional opportunities can be considered based on experience and interest. You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. Individuals filling these positions will benefit from the availability of additional SLPs working within the Agency and access to a mentor. Travel to outlying areas within the Kenora District will be required.

For more information please visit. SLP – FIREFLY External Posting

Physiotherapists at Firefly

FIREFLY is growing! Consider living in beautiful Kenora, located on Lake of the Woods or picturesque Sioux Lookout located on the shores of Abram Lake. Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Physiotherapist will provide assessment, development and implementation of treatment programs for clients referred to FIREFLY. You will be required to develop and implement treatment plans based on initial and ongoing assessments while acting as a resource for families, other FIREFLY staff and community agencies. You will liaise with the Rehabilitation Service multi-disciplinary team to provide program coordination. Travel to outlying areas within the Kenora/Rainy River district will be required.

For more information please visit. PT – FIREFLY External Posting

Occupational Therapist at Firefly

FIREFLY is growing! Consider living in beautiful Kenora, located on Lake of the Woods. FIREFLY is seeking two full time Occupational Therapists to work in the Kenora/Rainy River Districts. Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Occupational Therapist will engage in the screening, assessment, interpretation and rehabilitation of infants, children and youth with occupational performance issues such as sensory processing issues and fine motor difficulties. Duties will include caseload management, assessment, treatment planning, consultation, caregiver (home & school) training, and acting as a resource for other FIREFLY staff and community agencies as well as attending unit and service meetings. Additional opportunities can be considered based on experience and interest. You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. Travel to outlying areas within the Kenora District will be required.

For more information please visit. OT – FIREFLY External Posting

Physiotherapists at Santé Manitouwadge Health

If you’re a dynamic Physiotherapist interested in personal and professional growth, Santé Manitouwadge Health has an excellent opportunity for you to meet these goals. As a flexible, enthusiastic and personable team player focused on client-centred care and clinical outcomes, you will flourish in a team-based, results-oriented and collaborative environment like ours. Your primary focus will be community working with a vibrant team consisting of RN’s, Dietitian, Social Worker and Physicians. Our unique model also affords you the opportunity to work within hospital setting as well. The diverse integration of this role is an exciting opportunity for growth in both the community and hospital setting.

For more information please visit. Full-Time Physiotherapy_Oct2018.

Physiotherapists at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay

St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay ON is currently recruiting for a variety of temporary full time Physiotherapists to join our team.

St. Joseph’s Care Group is known for living its values of Care, Compassion and Commitment. We are continuing a tradition that began more than 130 years ago of meeting the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario. We believe in investing in our people, and offer learning and development opportunities, continuing education, competitive compensation, and a welcoming workplace culture.

St. Joseph’s Care Group offers a wide range of programs and services in addictions & mental health, rehabilitative care, seniors’ health as well as contracted services within acute care.  Qualified candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and have proven assessment, communication and teaching skills. We welcome experienced practitioners as well as new graduates to consider joining the staff of a progressive values-driven organization.

About Thunder Bay:
Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by the beauty of nature, Thunder Bay, with a metropolitan population of 120,000, offers a perfect balance of urban and rural life. With world class sailing, boating, camping, hiking, and cycling in the summer months, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, Thunder Bay has something to offer healthy living enthusiasts throughout the year. Affordable housing, short commutes, and a vibrant, culturally diverse community with access to fine dining and the arts, make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Thunder Bay has excellent schools, including publicly funded French language, French immersion, and International Baccalaureate programs, as well as Confederation College and Lakehead University.  Thunder Bay is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the newest Law program in Ontario. Thunder Bay also offers innovative opportunities through the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute.

 

To learn more about Thunder Bay, please visit: www.gotothunderbay.ca

 

To learn more about St. Joseph’s Care Group, please visit: www.sjcg.net

 

To learn more about the position and apply, please visit: www.recruitment.sjcg.net and click on the “Health Care Professionals” tab.

Physiotherapists at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre in Sudbury

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury is Northeastern Ontario’s only rehabilitative and
continuing care hospital. Our goal is to provide active rehabilitation to address functional decline so that
patients can transition back to the community or to a lower level of care.
We are a faith based organization guided by the core values of Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence with a focus on a culture of caring. If you share a genuine commitment to the wellbeing and care of patient, please consider joining our team of dedicated professionals.

To learn more about the position and apply please visit this CCC.job-ad.Physiotherapist.2019-01-17-ID-14336-1.