Physiotherapist – 0.6 to 1.0 FTE – Permanent

About The City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region, and is the largest city north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 (2018 census), with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups.

Grande Prairie has been the hub of the Peace Region since the early 1900s, making it rich with the culture and heritage of its many residents past and present. Across the city, there are many ways to immerse yourself in the experience of Grande Prairie’s culture and heritage. Grande Prairie possesses several state-of-the-art recreational facilities and has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Grande Prairie has something for all those you live and work in this great city. Visit one of our many historic exhibits, check out a significant landmark or one of many other opportunities to explore the city in new ways today! To learn more go to

About The Grande Prairie PCN

The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, in beautiful Grande Prairie, Alberta – a city rich in cultural and economic opportunities, and a great place to raise a family – was formed in 2010 to work with local primary care physicians in the delivery of primary healthcare services. The PCN provides innovative and collaborative initiatives that improve communication, increase coordination of services, and enhance medical clinic practices to better meet the needs of the community.

This position is with the Grande Prairie PCN FTE: 0.6 – 1.0 FTE
Status: Permanent position Hours per Week: 
Hours per Shift: 7.5 hours per day Reference ID: PT20230315
Primary Location: Grande Prairie PCN
Position Summary

The Physiotherapist will assist patients in developing skills to improve their level of function and quality of life as well as manage persistent pain conditions. This is a 0.60 FTE permanent position with flexibility to be a 1.0 FTE.

What you will do...
  • Assist in identifying priorities for care and development of patient treatment care plans
  • Assess the patient’s level of mobility, strength, endurance, and other physical abilities to determine the impact of illness or injury on physical function
  • Diagnose physical conditions and develop treatment plans to restore movement and function and reduce pain or limitations to mobility
  • Collaborate with other clinical team members to assess and treat patients’ physical impairments and subsequent disabilities encompassing the musculoskeletal parameters of range of motion of joints, muscle length, muscle strength, endurance/cardiovascular fitness
  • Document patient assessment, treatment information, reports, referrals, etc. and maintain patient charts in accordance with practice standards and organizational policy
  • Measure patient progress regularly and adjust treatment accordingly
  • Conduct testing of physical musculoskeletal outcome measures pre- and post-treatment
  • Advise patients on how to manage their conditions independently and help them prevent avoidable recurrences or complications
  • Provide education to patients, both individually and in group settings, to support self-management of their conditions
  • Ensure continuity of care by liaising with other providers and referring patients to appropriate programs, services and agencies as required
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with primary care physicians, team members and internal/external resources
  • Responsible for all the medical equipment used by the provider while treating in the clinic to ensure that safety guidelines are being maintained
  • Knowledge of and adherence to organizational policies and procedures
  • Adherence to Physiotherapy Alberta standards of practice and Code of Ethics
What you need to succeed...
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from an accredited physiotherapy program at a recognized university
  • Successful completion of a national physiotherapy competency exam
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a healthcare setting or equivalent
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Alberta with Physiotherapy Alberta
  • Canadian Orthopedic Division Level II Upper/Lower Quadrant or equivalent preferred
  • IMS or acupuncture certification considered an asset
  • Experience in a healthcare setting is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of current persistent pain theory
  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions along with their prevention and management
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment skills
  • Awareness of ergonomic principles and application
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of modalities in the chronic pain population
  • Awareness of social determinants of health and principles of self-management
  • Strong oral, written and analytical skills; self-directed and accountable and high level of perceptiveness
  • Ability to build a good working relationship with healthcare professionals, clients and other members of the community
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment
  • High levels of integrity and professional behaviour
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Attention to details and problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Able to work independently and demonstrates ability to be proactive in completing duties
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Understanding of EMR software is an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

The Grande Prairie PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Grande Prairie PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Grande Prairie PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.