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Physiotherapist 2, Red Fish Healing Centre, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Coquitlam, BC

Physiotherapist 2
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Coquitlam, BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


What you’ll do


  • Assess clients who are seriously affected by substance use and mental health problems for physical status, functional abilities, needs, and goals utilizing an evidence-based approach; reviews records, gathers information from appropriate resources, interviews client, identifies client and therapist expectations, selects and applies evidence-based assessment methods. Performs examinations, administers standardized tests and measures, identifies the client’s desired functional status and quality of life, and monitors health for significant change to ensure improvement in clients functional independence and physical performance.
  • Analyze client’s needs, establishes the physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, and develops an evidence-based, outcome-focused intervention strategy; utilizes assessment and reassessment findings, discusses analysis with the client and interdisciplinary team, develops short and long term goals and selects a practice model/intervention consistent with the client’s needs and goals to achieve optimal health outcomes.
  • Implement interventions in accordance with established treatment guidelines and educates clients regarding self-management, health promotion and injury/disability prevention.  Evaluates and documents the effectiveness of interventions, conducts ongoing assessment and monitoring of client responses, evaluates changes in health status, function and physical performance against pre-determined goals and expected outcomes, and modifies the intervention strategy to achieve and maintain functional independence and physical performance.
  • Under the provisions of the Provincial Adult Care/Guardianship legislation, conducts or participates in the investigation/evaluation of abuse/neglect reports, assists in the process of determining a person’s competency and, as a member of a designated agency, prepares or contributes to the documents for court orders/appearances.
  • Provide advice to client/family regarding services and ways to access community resources in order to facilitate and enhance coping abilities. Prepares referrals to other services as required. Approves access to health authority funded services and monitors/evaluates these services for client/family’s transition through various setting in the health care system. 

What you bring


  • Baccalaureate in Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences from a recognized program.
  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC). Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Broad knowledge of Physiotherapy theory and practice.
  • Broad knowledge of the CPTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.

What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time until January 16 2024 (0.50 FTE)
Wage: $37.24 to $46.39 per hour.
Location:  2745 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3C 4J2
Hours of Work: 0830-1630 (Tuesday & Thursday); 0830-1215 (Wednesday)
Requisition # 127928




What we do


BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges. BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


If you have questions about this exciting opportunity please contact Linda Hand, Manager, Talent Acquisition at Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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