Physiotherapist Delegate

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Red Cross Society
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
  • Human Resources
Contract - Full Time
  • Home-Office Based
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2018-11-272019-01-26

JOB POSITION:

 

Do you want to make a difference?

 

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) is a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world.

The Canadian Red Cross – International Operations is seeking experienced Physiotherapy professionals to join our Emergency Response Unit (ERU) delegate register! When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, rather you are applying for a position on the ERU register, to be called upon for future emergency deployments, as and when the need for your professional skillset is required. As opportunities become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Background: An ERU is composed of trained personnel (whom we call delegates) and state-of-the-art equipment ready to deploy at short notice nationally or internationally, to some of the most remote regions of the world, providing medical and healthcare aid to anyone affected by disasters and emergencies. ERUs may augment, or temporarily replace damaged or inaccessible local infrastructure with logistical, communication, administrative, clean water and sanitation support

This opportunity means that if you are selected to be part of the ERU (Physiotherapist) register, your application will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and should you meet the role qualifications, we will contact you accordingly once there is a direct requirement for your profile and start you on the path of deploying with us as a delegate!

To deploy with us on national or international missions as an ERU (Physiotherapist) delegate, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physiotherapy (current and ongoing eligibility to work in Canada including valid licensure from a recognised provincial or territorial regulatory body)
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in physiotherapy
  • Demonstrated experience in acute care and early rehabilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously provide care for patients across age spectra (paediatric to geriatric care) with various rehabilitation requirements
  • Demonstrated clinical skills including (but not limited to): assistive device prescription fitting and training; positioning and patient mobilization; education and re-training of patients and care providers; provision of psycho-social support; respiratory care
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability to deploy on short notice-48-72 hours and on unaccompanied missions of 4-6 weeks
  • Excellent physical & mental health with the ability to complete and maintain a thorough medical screening and receive medical clearance prior to departure in the field
  • Completion of mandatory online courses and in-person training as required upon selection and onboarding
  • Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector criminal record and professional reference checks

You will stand out if you have:

  • Fluency in additional languages (French, Spanish, Arabic or other are major assets)
  • Experience working in an emergency context
  • Experience living/working in hardship and/or low-resource environments
  • International driving license and/or experience driving standard transmission
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Previous experience working/volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Movement
  • Experience with the management of medical resources (supplies and equipment)
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in therapeutic techniques such as basic splinting
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, global guidelines and protocols relevant to acute rehabilitation services
  • Knowledge of global health programming and/or disaster management
  • Skills in training, facilitation, coaching and development of staff and volunteers

What we offer our delegates:

Want to foresee how you will make a difference? Visit our following websites below to get a glimpse of what we do, aspire to be one of our many current delegates, locate where we deploy, and much more!

http://www.redcross.ca/about-us/jobs/who-is-needed/emergency-response-delegates

https://www.facesofhumanity.redcross.ca/

Take the Next Step:

If you have what we are looking for and looking to make a difference with us, apply HERE

 

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