Friday, September 8, 2017
Osteopathic Practitioner - Contractor - This position is for a contractor working in the Wellness Clinic, Restore Rehabilitation Inc., that is scheduled to open early 2018.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Assesses the patient’s general posture and checking for restrictions or tensions in joints or muscles by asking the patient to perform a series of active movements;
- Undertakes physical examinations of patients by using a highly refined sense of touch (palpation) to identify any restricted, weak or strained areas of the body;
- Takes a patient’s blood pressure and making other physical assessments as necessary;
- Makes a working diagnosis;
- Plans treatment in partnership with the patient. Osteopathic treatments often involve working with the hands using soft tissue techniques, gentle release techniques and other appropriate methods of treatment, such as cranial osteopathy;
- Makes lifestyle and dietary recommendations to patients, as required, regarding areas such as posture, eating, exercise and relaxation;
- Refers patients to other specialists, if required;
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date patient records;
- Refers to and interpreting digital imagery generated by scanning techniques such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound and x-rays.
- Proven experience as an Osteopathic Practitioner
- Member of good standing with Osteopathy BC
- Completion of a British Columbia recognized Osteopathic Manual Therapy program
- Experience working with athletes an asset
- Dealing with Ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change, and multiple situations,, manages in a professional manner and is able to control emotions. Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Approachability – Is easy to approach and talk to, spends the extra effort to put others at ease. Can be warm, pleasant, and gracious, is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others, builds rapport well, is a good listener, is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.
- Conflict Management – Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities, reads situations quickly, good at focused listening, can work through difficult situations and settle disputes equitably, can find common ground and get cooperation when working with staff team.
- Managing Diversity – Manages all kinds and classes of people equitably, deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, and both sexes, and supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all.
- Integrity and Trust – Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
- Motivating Others – Creates a climate in which people want to do their best, can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members, can assess each person’s emotions and use it to get the best out of him/her, able to delegate effectively, empowers others, invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility, makes each individual feel his/her work is important, is someone people like working for and with.
- Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.