Physiotherapist   Permanent Full-time position

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home   64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish, NS.  B2G 1W7

Physiotherapist   Permanent Full-time position

The Home is seeking a dynamic, compassionate person; committed to excellence and quality practice environments; with demonstrated team leading skills; and enthusiastic about a profession in Long Term Care to fill the role of Physiotherapist.Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Physiotherapist is responsible for encouraging growth of residents through the provision of programs and services that are in keeping with the philosophy of RK MacDonald Nursing Home and its established policies and In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Person Centered Care, the Social Worker serves as a positive role model; as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, and represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.

Key Responsibilities:

-Carries out assessments, plan implementation, plan evaluation and education in accordance with RK policies and procedures, the Physiotherapy Code of Ethics, the National Physiotherapy Competency Requirements, and the Physiotherapy Act of NS.

-Conducts self within legal/ethical/professional obligations and requirements.

-Performs beyond entry level competencies and within medical directives and delegated medical functions as approved for the practice setting as per the Physiotherapy Act of Nova Scotia.

-Works as a champion of resident centered care.

-Respects the individuality, autonomy and confidentiality of the resident and ensures the resident is treated respectfully and uses a person-centred approach involving shared decision making and responsibility with the resident and Substitute Decision Maker.

-Demonstrates professional integrity and a commitment to the well-being of all residents.

-Engages in professional development and lifelong learning activities.

-Orientation of new employees and mentor / preceptor of new and existing employees as appropriate.

  • Acts as a mentor / preceptor for student clinical internships


Minimum of 3 years recent experience in a Long Term Care setting and/or Community

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy or Masters of Science in Physiotherapy Entry Level, from an accredited University.

Registered member of the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists

Safety courses such as, BCLS, CPR, CPI and WHIMIS

Current membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with active participation in professional activities preferred

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to organize, develop and initiate ideas and programs.

Commitment to working in an interdisciplinary approach.

Demonstrate good communication skills, verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Good Attendance and Work Record


  1. Thorough knowledge of Physiotherapy practice, with an interest in program development and evaluation skills
  2. Demonstrated accountability and responsibility.
  3. Strong resident focus and ability to build solid resident relationships.
  4. Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills with the resident at the centre.
  5. Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
  6. Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  7. Demonstrated planning, organization, and time management skills.
  8. Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health.
  9. Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment.
  10. Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment.
  11. Computer skills (e.g., statistics input, word processing, email, etc.).
  12. Annual Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation certification (BCLS).
  13. Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position.
  14. Physiotherapy is a diverse profession and additional courses/education/training in many specialized areas of practice may be required, e.g., stroke rehabilitation, seating, splinting, mental health services, etc.

Hours of Work:                  Non-union regular full-time (1.0 FTE) – Typically 40 hrs per week                                                Monday – Friday (hours may flex as necessary)

Salary:                                $72,865-79,609 annual salary (based on experience)

Benefits:                              Health & Dental etc. and Pension Plan (Manulife/NSEHPP (HANS),                                               Corp rate for Gym
Deadline                             December 8, 2021

Start date:                          Immediately

Apply by:                             Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator                                               by email or mail: or in person at 64                                                           Pleasant Street Antigonish NS B2G 1W7, for more information                                                      please contact HR at (902) 863-2578 ext. 292.

Job description:                 Can be viewed in its entirety on the Home’s website



The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home provides patient centred care to 136 residents with approximately 290 care partners. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing excellent resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment. If you are looking for an opportunity in a patient centred home than we are the place for you. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a