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Upcoming Events 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Workers

Health Care Workers in communities across Northeastern Ontario are invited to participate in the Winter 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) utilizing Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

MBSR Winter 2019 OTN

Enhancing Stroke Core Competency

An interdisciplinary, facilitated & self-directed learning opportunity.
Available face-to-face in Thunder Bay and via OTN to clinicians in NW Ontario.
5 Modules: Mobility & Complications; Psychosocial Effects; Cognitive, Perceptual & Behavioural Changes; Nutrition; Continence Management
Certificate provided for each module completed

Stroke Core Competencies – Advertising Poster 2018 FINAL

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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.


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 

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.


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To learn more about the position and apply, please visit: 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.