Chiropractor – Musculoskeletal (MSK) Low Back Program (.8 FTE, 4 days) – Couchiching FHT (Couchiching)

Couchiching Family Health Team

Position:  Chiropractor – Musculoskeletal (MSK) Low Back Program (.8 FTE, 4 days)
Reports To:  Clinical Program Manager


Position Summary:

As a key member of the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), and an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care team, the major role of the Chiropractor will use a variety of physical techniques and therapies to treat and rehabilitate patients who are suffering from disorders and/or injuries of the back or musculoskeletal system.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assess a patient’s medical condition by reviewing their medical history, listening to the patient’s concerns, and performing a physical examination
  • Analyze the patient’s posture, spine, and reflexes
  • Conduct tests, including evaluating a patient’s posture and taking x rays
  • Provide neuromusculoskeletal therapy, which involves adjusting a patient’s spinal column and other joints by hand
  • Give additional treatments, such as applying heat or cold to a patient’s injured areas
  • Advise patients on health and lifestyle issues, such as exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits
  • Refer patients to other health care professionals, if needed
  • Formulate and communicate medical diagnoses
  • Determine the need for, and order from, an approved list of screening and diagnostic laboratory tests and interpret the results
  • Provide health education and health promotion information to individuals and groups
  • Consult with physician in accordance with the standards for consultation with physicians, and/or refer the client to another health care professional
  • Ensure all notes and patient charts are updated in a timely manner
  • Prepare quarterly reports and monitor daily statistical data to ensure statistics are reported to the Ministry of Health in a timely fashion
  • Participate in CFHT and regional committees as needed
  • Provide education on chiropractic issues to physicians and service providers
  • Maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills
  • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
  • Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CFHT

Other duties as required

Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an Interprofessional team, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional documentation skills and attention to detail
  • A positive and professional attitude
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task and effectively set priorities
  • Knowledge in current, evidence based methods and practise of primary care delivery
  • Excellent oral/written/interpersonal skills


Education/Specific Job Requirements:

  • Current registration and license with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
  • Current registration with Ontario Chiropractic Association and evidence of Professional Liability Insurance coverage
  • Certification in CPR (BLS-C)
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings if required
  • Police Record/Vulnerable Record Check



  • Preference will be given to candidates with 2-3 years clinical experience as a Chiropractor
  • Experience in program development an asset
  • Experience with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and office applications.


Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line

The Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT) supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. CFHT is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise our Human Resources Manager.  Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.


Jun 2018