Competition #


Job Title



Resource Pool (Surgical) 



Work Type



ONA Paramedical 

Shift Assignment

As assigned 

Bilingualism Required


Police Check Requirement

Vulnerable Sector Check 


RLHC-ONA Paramedical 

Ramsey Lake Health Centre

41 Ramsey Lake Road Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1

Salary Information

$37.69 to $52.26 (as per collective agreement)

Application Closing Date

Posted until filled


Join Northeastern Ontario’s Health Care Leaders!


Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking an innovative individual for the position of Physiotherapist in the Surgical Resource Pool.  The successful incumbent will provide services to patients within the Surgical Inpatient Units and/or designated Surgical Short Stay areas with responsibility for service provision coverage of other units within the Surgical Program.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to further develop and enhance your foundational physiotherapy skills by consulting, educating, and working within a interdisciplinary team to provide high-quality, patient-centred care. You will provide pre-operative and post-operative care to patients undergoing various surgical procedures including but not limited to general, gynecological, plastic, head and neck, vascular, urology and thoracic as well as orthopedics and neurosurgery. You will have the opportunity to work with and provide care to clients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions.


The ideal candidate will have a Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario with current rostering or intent to roster with the CPO for the authorized acts of Oxygen Administration. We are looking for someone with a minimum of six (6) months’ experience working in evidenced-based approach to service delivery. Candidates with experience working with orthopedic, general, vascular, and thoracic surgery are preferred.


If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to view the full job description on the HSN Careers Website:




We offer a competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses. In addition, there may be additional monetary incentives available upon hire.


*Note: the salary information 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.


We also offer Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)! All employees are eligible to join immediately upon hire.HOOPP is a defined benefit pension plan, and one of the leading pension plans in Canada. HOOPP is a multi-employer pension plan, meaning it can be transferred between many organizations in the province. 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.


HSN provides support through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which is available for all HSN staff and family members regardless of status, position, affiliation, etc.


HSN is a proud participant in the Rural Northern Immigration Pilot. This program is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities. More information regarding this program can be found here.



Provide services to patients within the Surgical Inpatient Units and/or designated Surgical Short Stay areas with responsibility for service provision coverage of other units within the Surgical Program.


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



  1. Perform detailed, comprehensive medical history and physical assessment of patients to establish a clinical impression for physiotherapy intervention as 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.