Physiotherapist EX21-383

Employment Opportunity Notice


The City of Greater Sudbury

requires a

Reporting Location: 960 Notre Dame Avenue

Permanent Position
70 Hours Bi-Weekly

Start Date to Follow Selection Process

The Therapeutic Services Section, Long Term Care Services Division, Community Development Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a Physiotherapist. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $2,883.30 to $3,393.60 bi-weekly (subject to review).

Main Function:

To provide overall physiotherapy services and care for the residents of Pioneer Manor.


Under the general supervision of the Manager of Therapeutic Services.

1. Develop and administer a quality physiotherapy program.

2. Screen and thoroughly assess the physical status, of all newly admitted residents and assist in developing individualized care plans.

3. Implement a treatment plan based on assessment to improve, develop or restore physical function and promote mobility and/or prevent decline in functional/clinical status, monitor and evaluate same.

4. Respond to all physiotherapy referrals with appropriate assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up.

5. Communicate with the inter-disciplinary team regarding resident status, changes, identified needs, and treatments.

6. Complete the required assessments and code in accordance with the RAI-MDS schedule.

7. Attend resident and inter-disciplinary care conferences as required.

8. Provide instruction/information to staff, students, residents, and families re physiotherapy programs, lifting and transferring, mobility equipment, and orthotic devices as required.

9. Participate in appropriate committees of the Home as required.

10. Ensure that physiotherapy services meet the needs of the residents and maintain established standards of infection control and long term care.

11. Maintain the professional ethic of confidentiality for clients and families to ensure quality client service and meet the requirements of provincial and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) legislation.

12. Prepare metrics and monitoring of necessary statistical data.

13. Assist with completing and submitting all mandatory reports required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

14. Monitor and evaluate physiotherapy services using the quality improvement model.

15. Provide direction/guidance to support staff; assist in monitoring and evaluating performance; participate in recruitment, job performance reviews, and discipline as required.

16. Par-take in continuing education activities and in-service training; facilitate training sessions as required.

17. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein, and of applicable manuals of the Home.

18. Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Training:

University Degree in Physiotherapy from a University with Canadian accreditation or University Degree in Physiotherapy with successful completion of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) competency exam.

Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Registered Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer for seating and mobility.

Membership in the Canadian and Provincial Physiotherapy Association is an asset.


Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience preferably in the field of Geriatrics.

Knowledge of:

Disease process and symptom management, theory, research, clinical decision-making skills and critical thinking skills within the specialty.

Best practices in falls assessment and interventions.

Code of Ethics and Standards for the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Best practices within areas of responsibility.

Applicable legislation and related regulations.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act and in particular its relation to long term care facilities.

Abilities to:

Deliver client-centred care, responsive to and aligned with resident’s goals, wishes and needs.

Create and respond appropriately to a continuous learning environment.

Effectively manage time and balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.

Manage conflict; mediate disputes; assist in reaching consensus.

Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.

Demonstrate knowledge of the geriatric client.

Function as an independent practitioner and as a highly effective team player.

Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills.

Demonstrate teaching and presentation skills.

Demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and outside agencies in a courteous and effective manner.

Demonstrate a proven ability related to microcomputer software and administrative systems.

Personal Suitability:

Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.


Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.

French verbal and written skills an asset.


Provide, at own cost, a Criminal Record Check.

Provide, at own cost, a Two Step Mantoux Test (TB).

Provide, at own cost, N-95 Mask fit testing.

Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Note: A Criminal Record Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

Leadership Competencies:

Tactical Coordination and Direction- Non Supervisory (I)


Competency Definition


Level Definition

Shaping the Future


Take a creative approach to problems or issues, “think outside the box”, go beyond the conventional, and explore creative uses of resources.


Proposes innovative ideas

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.


Assimilates and interprets data to make competing decisions

Delivering Business Results


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.


Collaborates beyond one’s area

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.


Addresses underlying customer/stakeholder needs

Impact & Influence

Persuade, convince, influence or gain the commitment of others to get them to accept a point of view, adopt a specific direction, commit to an idea, or take a course of action.


Adapts actions or words to persuade

Organizational Awareness

Learn and understand the key relationships, diverse interest groups and power bases within one’s own and other organizations.


Understands and uses formal structures/networks

Planning, Coordination & Execution

Plan and coordinate work to achieve desired results on a consistent basis.


Coordinates activities involving others within one’s team

Enhancing Personal Effectiveness

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Continuously develop and enhance one’s own and others’ personal and professional skills, knowledge and abilities.


Models a learning orientation


Adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.


Applies rules flexibly

Interpersonal Communication

Communicate effectively by reflecting on verbal and non-verbal behaviour, being attuned to the needs, perspectives and sensitivities of others and acting with them in mind.


Effectively uses empathy

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.


Is publicly candid with the team, acting with integrity consistent with one’s beliefs

Leadership Presence

Develop and maintain a sense of presence and emotional maturity and have an inner confidence that one can succeed and overcome obstacles.


Demonstrates personal courage

For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 4:30 PM by: e-mail to: or facsimile number: 705-688-3979. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EX21-383) on your resume.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.