Physiotherapist - Critical Care Unit - Temporary full-time 2023-223289

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Date Posted: 6/12/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-223289

Position Type: Temporary full-time

Department: Critical Care Unit

FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: Other

Campus Site: Other

Shifts Weekday Required: Other

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

We currently have a Temporary Full-time (Until approx. June 2023) opportunity for a Physiotherapist in the Critical Care Unit at our Bayview Campus.

Hours of Work: Weekdays & Weekends: Days; 8 hours; As per schedule, Statutory Holidays Required

Summary of Duties:

The Critical Care Unit (CrCU) is a 20 beds Level 3 intensive care unit (ICU) providing care for the most vulnerable patients at Sunnybrook. The Physiotherapists provide service to patients presenting with various conditions including multisystem traumas, orthopaedic, neurological, oncology, post-surgical and cardiorespiratory issues. The Physiotherapists (in collaboration with the interprofessional team) are responsible for providing person centred patient assessments and interventions for patients with complex needs. The physiotherapists in the CrCU collaborate with each other and members of the patient care team to foster, enhance and support physiotherapy best practice and early mobilization with the ICU. Physiotherapy in the CrCU provides a unique opportunity to be mentored into the intensive care environment

Summary of Duties

  • Provides physiotherapy assessment and treatment while collaborating with the interprofessional team
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, evaluative processes that include the use of standardized and valid outcome measures, report writing, and research activities
  • Participates in continuing professional development activities including the provision of clinical and educational in-services that fosters ongoing learning, professionalism, interprofessional collaborations, and best practices in physiotherapy for ICU patients
  • Participation of supervision of physical therapy students on an ongoing basis and is a resource for the education of interprofessional students
  • Is an expert resource for staff, students, and other health care providers related to physiotherapy
  • Participates on appropriate committees pertaining to the operation of the CrCU
  • Participates in discipline-specific activities within Physiotherapy Services
  • Practices in accordance with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario standards of practice


  • MScPT or equivalent
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Ability to be rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for Tracheal Suctioning and Administering a Substance by Inhalation
  • Expertise in interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral and nonverbal communication skills
  • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job
  • Computer literacy preferred

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 223289 (2 positions) to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.