Advanced Practice Provider (APP), Rapid Access Clinic for Low Back Pain (RAC LBP) / Inter- Professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic (ISAEC) – Fee for Service
Job Title: Advanced Practice Provider (APP), Rapid Access Clinic for Low Back Pain
Company Name: Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Job Type: Part-Time Contract – Fee for Service.
Hours: Hours will vary depending on referral volume. Days and times flexible according to clinician preference (subject to change in accordance with operational requirements).
Location: Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Perth/Smiths Falls, Bancroft
Become part of the future of musculoskeletal care!
Kingston Health Sciences Centre is inviting applications from qualified, registered Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Nurse Practitioners based in the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) to become contracted APPs. From their respective practice locations, successful applicants will provide rapid patient assessment, education and self-management advice to patients with low back related pain. APPs will be independent contractors compensated through a fee for service model.
Low back pain Rapid Access Clinics (RAC) are being implemented across the province to help people with low back related pain access the right treatment faster. This work stems from the successful pilot program: Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics (ISAEC) for low back pain (LBP).
RAC LBP is an innovative, shared-care model in which patients receive rapid low back pain assessment, education and evidence-based self-management plans. Funded by the South East LHIN and hosted at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Hotel Dieu Site, it is designed to decrease the prevalence of unmanageable, chronic low back pain, reduce opioid initiation, and reduce unnecessary diagnostic imaging as well as unnecessary specialist referral. The low back pain RAC is specifically for patients with: (1) persistent low back pain and/or related symptoms (e.g. radiculopathy, neurogenic claudication), 6 weeks to 12 months post-onset; and (2) recurrent / episodic unmanageable low back pain and/or related symptoms of less than 12 months post-recurrence.
As a member of the RAC LBP, the APP will:
Qualifications and Job Requirements:
Teaching and Learning
Perform other duties consistent with the APP role, as assigned or requested.
Please provide a resume and cover letter describing how your professional background and personality will contribute to the success of this exciting program. Please specify the precise address (including postal code) from where you will be providing low back pain RAC assessment and education services in your cover letter.
We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Lead Recruitment Advisor
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Deadline for applications is Friday, November 1, 2019.
Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) are joining forces to operate as one organization on two sites. HDH will continue to provide specialized outpatient care while KGH will provide complex and specialized inpatient care and cancer care. The new academic health sciences centre will have a single Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, executive team and budget. At the same time, the integration of the two hospitals will respect the mission, values and culture of each site.
HDH will retain its Catholic identity and mission and KGH will remain a secular site. Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future.
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership. As southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, KGH serves, through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites, almost 500,000 people who live in a 20,000-square-kilometre predominantly rural area, as well as some communities on James Bay in Ontario’s north. Located in Kingston and its surrounding communities, Providence Care Centre (operating as ‘Providence Care’) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.