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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority


Sioux Lookout, ON

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Closing Date:

February 29, 2020

The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) works in a team environment to provide wrap-around services and seamless primary care to children, youth, adults and families within both the town of Sioux Lookout and the First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout region; with total catchment area of 32,000+ people.  If you enjoy the outdoors, travelling and connecting with people, then the Sioux Lookout area is the place for you!  On top of all that, SLFNHA offers great benefits, a supportive work environment and many opportunities!

If you are interested in providing primary care services in both the municipality of Sioux Lookout and directly in the First Nations communities, then this is the job for you!

The Primary Care Team, a resource to the First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout region, brings together a diverse group of health care professionals to work together collaboratively to help meet the individual needs of clients. They deliver care to help clients with specific health care goals and needs, ranging from managing chronic disease, to complex health needs, to helping a client deal with a life challenge that is negatively impacting their health.

The Physiotherapist is responsible for provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge; technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect.  Reporting to the Director of the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team, the physiotherapist will arrange client assessments, utilising clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide a diagnosis of their condition.


  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care.
  • Educate and counsel family members and caregivers regarding the impact of disability, injury or disease on the individual and their role in the treatment and recovery process.
  • Evaluate the home, work or school environment to assess the need for specialized equipment modifications and/or supports.
  • Provide individualized treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment function using evidence-based treatment modalities. Review and modify programming and treatment as needed. 
  • Work collaboratively with community-based service providers and agencies to meet identified needs and enhance delivery of care.
  • Ability to work creatively with clients in both individual and in group settings, in the Centre, home and school settings.
  • Empower and support clients to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. 
  • Assistive Devices Program Authorizer status for mobility devices
  • Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits and Jordan’s Principle.


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current registration (in good standing) with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Knowledge of First Nations’ people, history, culture, health and social issues
  • Willing to travel by various modes and have a valid Driver’s License
  • Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry
  • Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary health care providers and community partners
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated clinical reasoning skills and excellent assessment and therapeutic skills
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods
  • Experience working in a First Nations community with both children and adults
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the community considered an asset


If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as a Physiotherapist please submit your resume in confidence to quoting #183604.

Quote Job Reference: 183604

Posted 2020-01-06

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