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Medical Rehabilitation
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Thursday, January 27, 2022

L09/PIPSC Bargaining Unit
Pay Rate: 
$41.15 -$54.97
Employment Status: 
Regular Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 
1.0 FTE
Start Date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022


Start Date is Negotiable


Under the direction of the Manager, Therapy Services, the Physiotherapist (PT) plans, organizes, directs, and delivers physiotherapy services for the assigned clinical area to the clients/patients and staff of the Yukon Hospital Corporation facilities. Provides PT services in order to enable clients/patients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes, by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Performs assessments of the client’s physical status, functional ability and needs and goals, establishes a physiotherapy diagnosis and prognosis, develops and implements an intervention strategy, evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicates with the client/family and health care team members.  The PT trains, mentors, and supports YHC staff in all facilities, supervises and directs support personnel, acts as clinical preceptor for Physiotherapy students, fulfills the Total Joint Navigator role, and participates in departmental/program quality assurance initiatives, program development and general departmental administration.


Benefits include:

  • Relocation allowance to support moving expenses
  • Generous paid vacation, health and dental benefits, and participation in a pension program
  • Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary
  • Training provided to expand your knowledge of Yukon First Nations culture
  • Hours of work are typically 8-hour shifts during weekdays, with the potential for extra shifts on the weekends/holidays on the inpatient units

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of physiotherapy philosophy and principles;
  • Knowledge and ability in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions treated by      physiotherapists;
  • Knowledge of the rehabilitation process;
  • Knowledge of hospital routines and procedures;
  • Ability to develop a plan and follow through with therapy;
  • Ability to supervise and train support staff;
  • Ability to supervise physiotherapy students;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within  an interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to educate clients, peers and other health care professionals or community groups individually or in groups;
  • Ability to promote client independence and self-esteem;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with clients, families, staff and  multidisciplinary team members;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities;
  • Demonstrated ongoing participation in continuing education activities ;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Cross-cultural awareness


The successful candidate is required to have a Masters/Baccalaureate degree in Physiotherapy; be currently registered or eligible for registration with Yukon Community Services (Physiotherapy Registrar); eligible for registration with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and have current C.P.R Level “C” certification.  Candidates who possess clinical experience in a general setting will be given preference. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.


Internal employees only: This job posting will be utilized to create two Eligibility Lists – one for regular (full-time and part-time) and one for term positions. Qualified employees who wish to be included on either or both of the Eligibility Lists must apply for the job posting in order to be interviewed for the purpose of being ranked on the Eligibility Lists.


Quoting competition #2022-009, email your resume by January 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm to:


Indigenous Workforce Initiative - We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email body of your application.  Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have.  All self-identification information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at or call 867-332-7203. 


Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status (Permanent Resident), Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.

Last Updated:Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:44