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Physiotherapist, Stroke Rehab

May 13 2021
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Therapy Services
Toronto, ON


Position: Physiotherapist
Site: Toronto Rehab, University Centre
Department: Brain and Spinal Cord Rehab Program, Stroke Inpatient Unit
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Scale/grade: D0:07
Salary: $36.01 - $45.02 per hour
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time, 18 months

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital. Bringing together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions Toronto Rehab is located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave).. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The Physiotherapist (PT) is an integral member of the Physiotherapy service, Allied Health and clinical programs in which care is provided. Through the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the PT enhances the quality of life of patients by assessing, planning and implementing individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning and cardio-respiratory health, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. Principal responsibilities include: providing assessment, intervention, consultation and education services for patients in the Stroke Program; collaborating with inter-professional team in providing patient focused care; communicating effectively with patients, families, colleagues and external stakeholders; developing and implementing creative comprehensive patient-centred care plans based on evidence and Stroke Best Practice standards; consulting with internal and external stakeholders regularly to facilitate smooth and timely patient transitions; facilitating and leading patient groups, as appropriate; participating actively in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program; participating in professional and organizational initiatives supporting best practice, quality management and research; providing education to students, as appropriate.


• Completion of Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Physical Therapy
• Current registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
• Membership in CPA preferred
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada (on employment)
• Minimum 2 years clinical experience in neuro rehabilitation required; with Stroke population preferred
• Inpatient rehabilitation experience preferred
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written) required
• Strong customer service focus and excellent problem-solving skills required
• NDT training is an asset

POSTED DATE: May 13, 2021 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted. network