Recruitment Call—College is Looking for Assessors

The College is seeking physiotherapists to become peer Practice Assessors for the Quality Assurance program. Assessors are hired for one-year contracts that can be renewed.

What do Assessors do?

Assessors conduct practice assessments in a physiotherapist’s main employment setting. The performance of a physiotherapist is measured against the standards and essential competencies of the profession. During the assessment the Assessor documents their observations and submits a report on them for the Quality Assurance Committee to review. The Committee then decides on the outcomes based on the Assessor’s report and additional information from the PT, if requested.

Practice assessments are conducted throughout the year across all parts of Ontario. Assessors can expect to conduct 1 to 5 assessments per month, depending on their availability.

Once an Assessor has experience conducting practice assessments they could be asked to act in the role of a Coach to help a physiotherapist address gaps identified in their practice. Coaches are used in the different areas of the College: Quality Assurance, Registration and Professional Conduct.

Please note: Applicants must be hired as Assessors before they take on coaching responsibilities

Assessors who conduct practice assessments or take on coaching opportunities are compensated for their time and reimbursed for expenses.

To be considered for an Assessor role, candidates must:

  • be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • have worked as a physiotherapist in Ontario for a minimum of 5 years
  • have successfully completed a practice assessment within the last 10 years
  • be willing to take on coaching opportunities once experience has been obtained conducting practice assessments
  • understand the College’s role and what it means to act in the public interest
  • be knowledgeable about the standards of practice of the profession, as well as the unwritten standards commonly understood by the profession
  • be able to commit the necessary time to conduct practice assessments and complete the associated report within set time limits
  • possess excellent communication skills
  • not be currently involved with the College in any other paid role (as a consultant or Council/ Committee Member)
  • never have been involved in a complaint/investigation at the College where action was taken (cautions, acknowledgement & undertaking, specified continuing education and remediation program (SCERP), discipline hearing or fitness to practise hearing)
  • never received a charge or conviction for a relevant offence
  • never had a finding of malpractice or negligence
  • have a valid driver’s license

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have clinical experience in more than one type of practice setting or patient population
  • Are willing to travel within Ontario
  • Are proficient at report writing and using technology to communicate and send documentation
  • Are on a roster to perform one or more of the controlled acts authorized to physiotherapists
  • Have past or present experience supervising physiotherapy assistants
  • Have recent experience in direct patient care (within the last 3 years)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward the following information to:

  1. Current resumé
  2. A cover letter that describes:
  • why you are interested in becoming an Assessor/Coach (300 word maximum) 
  • what makes you a strong candidate to be an Assessor/ Coach (300 word maximum)

Please quote “Quality Assurance—Assessor” in the email subject line.

The College of Physiotherapists is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the College’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Applications for this role will be accepted until July 3, 2017.