Provide exemplary provision of high-quality movement programmed to meet the needs of patientsexperiencing addiction and mental illness, encouraging effective and sustainable behavior change andempowering independent physical activity / exercise participation.
Reports to : Head Kinesiology & Movement4. KEY ACCOUNTABILITY : Strategy and Performance Management : - Contribute to the execution of the Physiotherapy & Movement’s long-
term strategic plan andprovide feedback that allows alignment with the department’sstrategic priorities. Contribute to the development of annual business plans of the assigned areas of responsibility tosupport the achievement of financial and strategic objectives.
Support monitoring and reporting of key performance indicators related to the department to trackperformance and recommend corrective action.
Clinical : - Provide high quality expert exercise physiology clinical care, acting with limited supervision toassess, plan, treat and progress patient care across the areas of substance use and behavioraldisorders, mental health, lifestyle modification and chronic pain.
Flexibly manage a varied caseload of both inpatients and outpatients. Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care.
Educational : - Deliver movement and physical health / well being in-service development within the scope of yourpractice.
Support the development and implementation of Naufar service improvement. Assist in the teaching of other multidisciplinary team members, clinical and non-
clinical staff, andothers in order to promote knowledge and use of exercisephysiology, and movement in general, to enhance patient care.
Culture Propagation : - Support the department in promoting and transmitting Naufar’s desired culture with emphasis onpatients, empowerment and ennoblement of staff, and creativity and innovation to motivate desiredemployee behavior and support Naufar in achieving it objectives.
Generic Account abilities : - Maintain good working relationships with your team members and all other departments. Ensure that you read the organization’s Employee Handbook and have an understanding andadhere to all Naufar Policies & Procedures rules and regulations andin particular those relating to Health and Safety.
To be responsive to any changes in the department as required by your line management. Maintain licensing requirements with QCHP while employed by Naufar in this roleMovement Services : -
Develop and provide high-quality evidenced based exercise programmes to improve patientphysical fitness (i.e., strength, flexibility, balance, coordination andcardiovascular function), in accordance with established guidelines for exercise testing andprescription, regulatory and credentialing requirements.
Incorporate health coaching techniques, including motivational interviewing, individual or groupbasedphysical activity education sessions about the benefits ofphysical activity, and goal-
setting strategies to encourage effective and sustainable behaviouralchange for patients that are experiencing addiction and mentalillness, and empowering independent physical activity / exercise participation.
Explain exercise programme or physiological testing procedures to patients to help themunderstand the benefits and any potential risks.
Interpret patient assessment and exercise programme data to evaluate progress or identifyneeded programme changes. Ensure exercise programmed and specified equipment are customized to individual patientneeds.
Recommend methods to increase lifestyle physical activity and improve their health. Assess physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recoveryor rehabilitation exercise programs.
Coach patients on techniques to improve physical performance, such as heart rate monitoring,recovery techniques, hydration strategies, or training limits.
Engage with patients to better understand their needs and wishes, and review their medical andphysical activity histories.
Conduct validated exercise tests and procedures, such as graded-exercise stress tests, toevaluate patient’s health. In collaboration with Nutritional Services advise patients about nutrition, energy balance, andongoing exercise regimens to help them maintain their fitness andfollow a healthy lifestyle.
Utilize outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and present findings toHead Kinesiology & Movement.
Maintain accurate records for all patient interventions and participation to keep track ofengagement and progress. Work in collaboration with other sport and exercise professionals such as physiotherapists,dietitians, strength and conditioning coaches, and sport psychologists,to improve programme quality.
Conduct and promote regular physical health screening and metabolic monitoring (body weight,body composition, blood pressure etc.
to assess health conditionsof patients. When necessary consult with Medical Assessment Physicians to considering clinicaloutcomes, risk factors, physical conditions, and other healthparameters (e.
g. medication side-effects, sleep, fatigue and / or pain) to develop appropriate exerciseprogrammed and interventions. Contribute to the MDT through a patient-
centered approach incorporating recovery and strength basedmodels to achieve Patient-specific health related goals. Promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle for people experiencing addiction and behavioraldifficulties, to achieve physical activity targets.
Facilitate linkages with community gyms and sports teams to encourage patients to follow healthylifestyles.
Professional / Academic Qualifications : - Bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology from a reputable university (thesis-
basedMasters preferred) U.S / U.K / Australia / Canada Professional Accreditation Licensed as an exercise physiologist, kinesiologist or movement specialist in home country Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area
At least 5 years of experience in Exercise Physiology / Kinesiology including at least one year inpositions requiring progressively increasing leadership roles.