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ADMN O 24R - Qualified Exercise Professional

Requisition #:  42670
Department: Ministry of Health
Ministry Branch / Division: HealthLink BC
Posting Close Date: 2017-08-01
Location: Burnaby
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Part Time
Category: Health Services
Job Profile: Qualified_Exercise_Professional_job_profile_req_42670.docx
Job Summary:
Qualified Exercise Professional
Administrative Officer 24

Salary $33.15 - $37.84 hourly
An eligibility list may be established

2 positions available  
Both positions will be temporary "As and When" (called when needed) with end date of March 31, 2018

Regular employees must have their supervisor's approval prior to applying on the temporary opportunity. 
This posting is not limited to the geographic area.  Board and lodging and relocation expenses do not apply for applicants for temporary appointments

HealthLink BC’s (HLBC) telehealth platform delivers high quality telehealth services across the continuum of care to health care providers and the public that positively impact the health care experience, health outcomes and the availability and use of health human resources in a way that will improve the affordability and sustainability of health care in British Columbia.  HLBC’s comprehensive self-care and health system navigation services focus on quality client services to consumers and health care professionals. Core services include Navigation Services, Nursing Services, Dietitian & Physical Activity Services, www.HealthLinkBC.ca, HealthLinkBC Files, Directory Services, and the BC HealthGuide Handbook.

HealthLink BC is a transforming organization that will realize technological innovation and enhancement of current core services and an expansion and integration into other health-related initiatives that will promote improved wellness and health for the residents of British Columbia and other jurisdictions. HealthLink BC plays an integral role in health system redesign and Ministry of Health initiatives now and into the future.

The Qualified Exercise Professional delivers telehealth physical activity services to the public, health professionals and the media in British Columbia. The services provides physical activity information, education and advice to clients on becoming active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a variety of channels including telephone, public and professional print resources, web, email and approved social media channels.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Barbara.Leslie@gov.bc.ca  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
  • Undergraduate degree in Exercise Science (e.g. Bachelor of Kinesiology).
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, certified in good standing with the Health and Fitness Federation of Canada and with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.  Advanced certification or completion of additional training or internship in exercise science is an asset.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent relevant experience as a certified exercise physiologist in providing physical activity information,  guidance (e.g., exercise prescription, precautions, resources, tools) and health screening for a wide range of callers, including children, athletes, families, older adults, and individuals living with chronic medical conditions, in a tele-health environment.
  • Work experience in physical activity related education and behavioural counselling acquired in a variety of settings. Experience in lifestyle counselling by telephone is preferred.
  • Significant experience in applied research and critical appraisal of the literature and in writing practice guidelines and public and professional resources.
  • Computer experience with relevant software. I.e. electronic health records, exercise program software, MS Office, etc.
  • Experience talking on the phone and typing simultaneously.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover letter required:  NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.



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