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Visiting Physiotherapist

Term of Position:
Permanent Part-Time
Black Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Athabasca Health Authority

An exciting opportunity to travel to the beautiful but isolated communities of Northern Saskatchewan & provide care for the Denesuline people. 

Position is available April 2018, with potential to job shadow in March 2018.


The Athabasca Health Authority is seeking the services of a Physiotherapist for one (1) week per month in the Athabasca Basin. The Physiotherapist will provide care to ensure efficient, effective and safe physiotherapy to patients/clients/residents. The provision of health care services includes but is not limited to, observing and assessing the health status of patients/clients/residents for effective planning, implementing and evaluating of physiotherapy care. The Physiotherapist will establish exercise programs, which are required to compliment physiotherapy care services for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, preventing illness and alleviating suffering. This is a community based position that works with a case load of pediatrics, home care, as well as, pre and postsurgical patients. The physiotherapist will be required to travel throughout the Athabasca Basin to provide physiotherapy services.


  • Demonstrated ability to function competently within the scope of practice as a Physiotherapist.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to the Dene culture.
  • Interpersonal, organizational and communication skills consistent with establishing and maintaining the working relationships required to effectively perform the role requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Possess sound judgment as well as critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing, with the general public, AHA staff and community members.
  • Ability to prioritize the role tasks; react positively to heavy workloads, conflicting demands, and tight time constraints.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior consistent with the standards of any required professional association and AHA policies.
  • Assumes responsibility and is accountable at all times for personal practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard office software.
  • Willingly participate in quality improvement and client safety initiatives.
  • Perform other duties, as required.


  • Current registration with the Saskatchewan College of Physiotherapists (SCPT)
  • Current certificate Level C, Basic Cardiac Life Support.
  • Strong communication and public relation skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Willing to reside in the Athabasca Basin for one (1) week per month

Individuals interested in applying for this position should forward their resume, including a clear CPIC and Vulnerability Record Check (original or certified true copy required) and 3 professional references including at least one from your current/previous employer to Lena-May Seegerts, Human Resources Manager of the Athabasca Health Authority.

Send Applications To:
Human Resources Department
Athabasca Health Authority
PO Box 124
Black Lake
S0J 0H0
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