Physiotherapist (Fort Smith, NT)

  • Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
  • May 12, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Are you a Rehabilitation Physiotherapist looking for new practice opportunities and an expanded scope of practice? Are you looking for a truly rewarding job that offers one of the best compensation packages in Canada and an excellent work / life balance? Are you interested in working in a place just minutes away from gorgeous wilderness and outdoor adventures? Then a job as a Rehabilitation Physiotherapist in the Northwest Territories may be the perfect fit for you!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in these communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.  With summer just around the corner, northerners are eagerly anticipating all the wonders a Northwest Territories summer has to offer, such as the glorious midnight sun and outdoor adventures including hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing, and exploring the hundreds of easily accessible lakes and rivers.

About the Work

The NTHSSA - Fort Smith Region is responsible for the effective delivery of Primary and Emergent Health Care, Social Services, to approximately 2,500 residents of Fort Smith and surrounding area. The Regional Facilities include one Type C Health Facility and a 28 Bed Long Term Care Facility.

This position is located within the Fort Smith Health Centre and reports directly to the Regional Manager of Allied Health Services. The incumbent independently provides assessment, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative services to in and out patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.

The duties of the position are carried out in accordance with the standards, guidelines and scope of professional physiotherapeutic practice, and policies and procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and Accreditation Canada Standards and Required Organizational Practices.

Typically these positions require the successful completion of a Master's Degree in Physiotherapy and two years of directly related experience. The incumbent must be a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), and be professionally licensed in a Canadian province.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($6,406 for Fort Smith), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support.

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Job Category

Allied Profession, Physiotherapist


Fort Smith, NT