Specialty Physiotherapist

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Explore Rehabilitation opportunities in Port Alberni. New graduates and experienced professionals welcome!

Do you enjoy being immersed in magnificent scenery and outdoor recreation while having access to all the amenities of big city life? Consider the joy of working in the close‐knit community setting of Port Alberni where healthcare providers’ play and important role in this community. We offer the best possible life-work balance with community focused teams, relocation assistance and an amazing lifestyle in one of Canada’s best climates.

Rehabilitation Roles - Unique Opportunities in a Community-minded Environment
You will work closely with a supportive team of professionals. New graduates receive practice support and mentorship from our experienced staff. Additional support for the community resource team comes from the rehabilitation teams in Campbell River. This last sentence seems strange. Did it come from the program leader?

Know your Clients Better – Living and working in a smaller community gives staff the opportunity to get to know their clients better. In this role, you follow your clients from facility to the community which enhances continuity of care.

Living and Working Here
Here are just a few of the great reasons for living, playing and working in Port Alberni:

• Affordable housing and a tight knit, family-oriented community that make it a great place to raise children
• An outdoor enthusiasts paradise - surrounded by wildlife and easy access to beaches, fishing, camping, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking trails, bike riding, skiing
• A smaller community means you get to know your patients as well as your co-workers
• Centrally located at hour from alpine skiing on Mount Washington and a short drive to pristine beaches, whale watching and surfing of Tofino
• A small town living environment with big city benefits – big box stores, craft breweries, large sports facilities including the Port Alberni Multiplex, and education facilities (North Island College)

What we offer

Excellent Benefits Package
We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, pension, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

Growth and Development Opportunities
With over 150 sites across Vancouver Island, you have the ability to move between communities and clinical settings. We also offer training and educational opportunities to help you grow your skills and development your career.

More about Port Alberni
Nestled in the Alberni Valley and at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Port Alberni has a population of a little under 18,000. The town is a major service centre for local, regional, and provincial governments, and a supply centre and hospital for west coast communities like Bamfield, Tofino, and Ucluelet. The area's amenities, opportunities for fishing (both marine and freshwater), its convenience as a jumping-off point for outdoor recreation and ecotourism activities such as hiking, kayaking, and mountain-biking, make it a desirable place to live.

To learn more about this fascinating and accessible area, visit https://www.portalberni.ca/, https://albernivalleytourism.com/ and http://portalbernitourism.ca/ websites.

To get a first-hand look at what it’s like to work in healthcare in Port Alberni, we invite you to watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz1o7BP3sjM&sns=em

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Port Alberni

Situated in the central interior of Vancouver Island at the end of a long narrow inlet, Port Alberni is one of the few ports on the west coast that provides shelter against some of the powerful Pacific weather systems. Blessed with a moderate climate, it harbours both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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