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Clinical Extern – Physiotherapy Learner

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Clinical Extern – Physiotherapy Learner
Job Number: 93752
Job: Students
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre, St. Peter’s Hospital, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Organization: COVID-19
Status: Temporary Part-time
Hours per week: .01
Number of Openings: 25
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 17.0000 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 17.0000
Post Date: Jan 25, 2022, 5:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Ongoing

Unit Summary

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is an academic health sciences centre, a family of seven hospitals, a Cancer Centre and an Urgent Care Centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and South Central Ontario. We foster a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our mission and vision of Best Care for All. What makes HHS exceptional is the remarkable people who work at our hospitals. HHS employs approximately 13,000 people who share our values of respect, caring, innovation and accountability. HHS staff, physicians and volunteers are proud to work at HHS and of their contribution to the excellent care received by patients and families in one of Ontario’s largest and most complex health systems.

The clinical extern program employs learners from various disciplines (such as nursing, medicine, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and paramedics) as unregulated health care providers who support clinical teams across Hamilton Health Sciences sites.

Position Summary

The Clinical Extern – Physiotherapy Learner is an integral member of the healthcare team, as an unregulated care provider. As part of the interprofessional healthcare team, the Clinical Extern will support high quality care for patients and families, while demonstrating a commitment to excellence in supporting the patient and family experience. Clinical externs are involved in delivering care to our patients, which include assisting in personal care including feeding, dressing and toileting, promoting patient safety through falls risk assessments and skin assessments, help with repositioning, transfers and ambulation, and other interventions that are assigned or delegated to them by the interprofessional team. Clinical Externs will work under the direct/indirect supervision of an Extern Coordinator.

The Clinical Extern position is open to Physiotherapy Students enrolled in a recognized Physiotherapy program.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days; evenings; weekends.

This position is temporary until September 30, 2022.


1. Must be enrolled in a recognized Physiotherapy program
2. Demonstrated evidence of excellent academic standing
3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
5. Demonstrated strong communication and organizational skills
6. Demonstrated infection prevention and control practices
7. Effective interpersonal and communication skills
8. Preference will be given to candidates with previous clinical placement experience at Hamilton Health Sciences

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement