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Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2020 February 07

The Inuulitsivik Health Center (IHC), with more than 900 employees, is part of Quebec's Health and Social Services Network in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support services, to the population of the Hudson Bay Territory, which is composed of approximately 7,000 people. In addition, it provides youth protection services and management, for the Nunavik region, of Ullivik, located in Dorval. The mission of the latter is to welcome Inuit people who need to receive health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is spread over seven communities along the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.
Under the direction of the Director of Professional and Hospital Services, the physiotherapist assesses physical impairments and disabilities related to the neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems, prepares a treatment plan and performs procedures to ensure optimal functional performance.

Ensures, for each of the tasks performed, the safety of users;
Applies, contributes and collaborates in the risk management process;
Welcomes customers;
Makes initial assessment of new clients (objective, subjective, medical history;
Construct a treatment plan for each client based on the initial assessment;
Enquires about the client's condition as well as the various interventions undertaken or to come if necessary;
Performs different therapeutic procedures for the client (electrotherapy, manual therapy, hydrotherapy, etc.);
Explains to the client the different therapeutic procedures that will be performed;
During treatment, ask the client how they feel (pain, burning, etc.);
Place the different devices used for the treatments and store the equipment when finished;
Indicates to the client the different exercises they must do at home and teaches them;
Can install corsets and support stockings to the customer;
Takes physical measurements for corsets, support stockings and places orders;
Conducts assessments and treatments for inpatients in different care units, points of care and home care;
Completes client files, records the date of attendance, the client's progress and the various therapeutic procedures performed;
Consult the client's previous file in the archives as well as the results of computer tests;
Closes the files (digital and paper) when a client's processing is completed;
Compiles computer work time statistics; records the time required to complete different therapeutic modalities for a client, assessments, etc;
Makes the work schedules based on clients and calls them to schedule an appointment if necessary;
When necessary, consults with colleagues to seek advice on a case;
Call the attending physician for more information and record these calls in the client's file;
Performs any other task related to their position and/or required by their immediate supervisor;
Complies with all IHC policies and procedures.


Must hold a first university degree in physiotherapy
Must be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec
Must be bilingual English/French (fluent spoken and written)
A minimum of 2 years of experience as a physiotherapist or any other specific experience working in an international, intercultural or innovative environment will be considered
Essential skills and abilities
Ability to communicate
Manual dexterity
Organizational skills
Ability to work in a multicultural work team
Respect for Inuit culture and traditions


Conditions and benefits

Salary rate between 25.63/hour and 47.48/hour
Replacements between 4 to 6 weeks in a row depending on the service needs (4 months per year)
Cargo allowance of 115,64$/week
Removal allowance of 191,93$/week 
Retention allowance starting at 114,99$/week
Group Insurance
Furnished accommodation provided
Moving and storage expenses reimbursed by the Centre

Any employee recruited in Quebec more than fifty (50) kilometers from the locality where they are called upon to perform their duties, will be entitled to annual outings and accommodation provided according to their status (transit or house to share if the situation requires it).

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