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Job Code:183614
Opportunity:Kinesiologist
Location:Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Date Posted:3/6/2019

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Kinesiologist The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, to 33 First Nations in the Sioux Lookout catchment area. SLFNHA also supports and contributes to a strong health system by providing a variety of essential health services to the people of Northern and remote communities. Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Kinesiologist will provide assessment, consultation and programming for patients, caregivers & school staff. The Kinesiologist is a key part of the patient circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge, technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion and respect. The Kinesiologist will work in both the clinic environment and communities providing home visits and interventions within patients' homes. The Kinesiologist will work with all ages; however, the priority area will be children and youth. If you enjoy the rural lifestyle, and connecting with people, then the Sioux Lookout area is the place for you! On top of all that, SLFNHA offers great benefits, a supportive work environment and many opportunities. For more information and an organizational profile, please visit: http://bit.ly/SLFNHA-OP RESPONSIBILITIES: . Educate and counsel family members and caregivers regarding the impact of disability, injury or disease on the individual and their role in the treatment and recovery process. . Empower and support patients to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. Patients include those who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling . Educate and counsel to promote function and independence including health promotion and injury prevention. . Provision of Treatment plans that will enable patients to reach their full functional and work integration potential, in collaboration with all stakeholders (Patient, Primary Care Team members, Mental Health workers, etc.) . Conduct clinical observations of gross and fine motor, visual-perceptual-motor, and in hand manipulation. . Conduct ergonomic assessments, self-care and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) assessments. . Evaluate the home, work or school environment to assess the need for specialized equipment modifications and/or supports. . Provide individualized treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment function using evidence-based treatment modalities. . Provides advice on modifications for physical, social, home, work or school environments. . Collaborates with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care. . Recommends and/or arranges for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers. . Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Jordan's Principle processes. . Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures. . Completes reports after each community visit SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS . Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology required, Master's Degree preferred. . Registration (in good standing) with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario . Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry . Clear Criminal Records Check . Valid driver's license . Computer literate, expertise in applicant tracking systems . Excellent oral & written communication and interpersonal skills. . Experience working in a First Nations community and ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout Zone would be an asset. . Knowledge of First Nations culture, history, community-based services, geographic realities and social conditions within remote communities APPLY TODAY! If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as a Kinesiologist, please submit your resume in confidence to healthcare@legacybowes.com quoting #183614.



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