Competition #


Job Title



Surgical Inpatient Unit 


Temporary (Sep 2023 to Feb 2025)

Work Type



ONA Paramedical 

Shift Assignment

Days, Weekdays and Weekends

Bilingualism Required


Police Check Requirement

Vulnerable Sector Check 


RLHC-ONA Paramedical 

Salary Information

34.77 to 48.20

Application Closing Date

Posted Until Filled


*Note: the salary information above is reflective of rates as of April 1, 2021. These rates are subject to change pending the completion of collective bargaining between HSN & ONA Paramedical.

Physiotherapist, Surgical Inpatient Unit

Join Northeastern Ontario’s Health Care Leaders!


A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury, Ontario. Surrounded by provincial parks and with 330 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over 165,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments that offer something for everyone. Just a one hour flight or four-hour drive north of Toronto, here you will experience the balance of a supportive and challenging career environment and a comfortable and affordable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.


Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking a qualified Temporary, Full-Time Physiotherapist to assess the physical function and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, or pain to develop, maintain, rehabilitate, augment function, and relieve pain. The successful candidate will provide effective physiotherapy services to patients, while maintaining the standards of practice as issued by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO).

The successful candidates will possess a current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the COTO and current rostering (or intent to roster) with the CLP for the authorized acts of Oxygen Administration. However, candidates expected to obtain registration in the next few months are strongly encouraged to apply.


We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, and relocation allowance may be available to assist with moving expenses.


HSN participates in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) .  HOOPP, one of the leading pension plans in Canada, is a defined and multi-employer benefit pension plan, meaning it can be transferred between many organizations in Ontario. HOOPP is currently offered in over 600 organizations in Ontario. For every dollar an employee contributes to HOOPP, the employer (HSN) contributes $1.26, meaning the plan is 55% funded by the employer, and 45% funded by the employee.


Support for all HSN employees and family members is available through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).



The incentive grant program offers taxable incentive grants of up to $5,000 per eligible year, to a maximum of $15,000 paid over a three-year period to audiologists, chiropodists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech language pathologists who establish their practice in Northern Ontario and accept full-time positions which are fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and which are approved by the Northern Health Programs (NHP). In order to be eligible for this incentive grant, the NHP must approve the application before the applicant establishes his/her practice.   More information regarding this grant can be found here:


If you enjoy working in a supportive, fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to apply directly to requisition #3814 by August 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm on the HSN Careers Website at



Provide services to patients within the Surgical Inpatient Unit.


Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager, Surgical Inpatient Unit.


  1. Perform detailed, comprehensive medical history and physical assessment of patients to establish a clinical impression for physiotherapy intervention when required.
  2. Initiate and execute all physiotherapy treatments related to the clinical impression to deliver patient care within various clinical areas, and perform on-going evaluations to determine when discharge from service is appropriate.
  3. Provide supervision and direction to physiotherapy assistants and assigned support personnel as required in accordance with the standards defined by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO).
  4. Document assessment in the patient’s medical chart, clinical impression, and in all related physiotherapy intervention and patient outcomes; maintain an accepted standard of documentation for quality assurance as outlined by HSN policies and the CPO.
  5. Assist with equipment inventory, orders, and costing.
  6. Communicate verbally or through written reports with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and other health care professionals regarding equipment orders and patient management for clinical problem-solving and program development.
  7. Act as a professional resource for internal health care providers and community partners.
  8. Develop and implement self-learning objectives, participate in related postgraduate educational opportunities to improve clinical expertise, and integrate new knowledge to enhance patient care.
  9. Participate on patient care teams and other committees, including Professional Council meetings, regarding the development of policies and procedures, forms and audits, and coverage/vacation planning within the professional discipline.
  10. Participate in rounds.
  11. Provide theoretical and clinical education/supervision to ­Physiotherapist Assistant (PTA) students and undergraduate students.
  12. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
  13. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  14. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  15. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
  16. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required. 
  17. Perform other duties as required. 




  1. Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the CPO.
  2. Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) is required.
  3. Current rostering or intent to roster with the CPO for the Authorized Acts of Administration of Oxygen is required.
  4. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.


  1. Minimum of six (6) months’ experience in evidenced-based approach to service delivery.
  2. Experience working with orthopedic, general, vascular, and thoracic surgery is preferred.


  1. Demonstrated current knowledge of trends in general health care and community resources.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology.
  3. Demonstrated excellent judgment and proven analytical skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to mentor students and support personnel.
  5. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  6. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  7. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  8. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  9. Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize as required.
  10. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.


  1. Successful Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
  2. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and patients.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  5. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  6. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  7. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  8. Ability to travel between local sites.


Selection Process:  Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.