Kinesiologist (Full-time Permanent)

Kenora, ON


Competition Number 


Job Type

Full-time Permanent


1.00 FTE






$33.6936 to $35.0184 per hour   *under review

As per CUPE LOCAL 3634 Collective Agreement

Closing Date

Ongoing until filled



The Kinesiologist (Kin), following the scope of practice as set by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), will provide assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance, and will have no controlled acts within their scope of practice.

The position is responsible for the assessment, treatment, education and management of patients in the provision of rehabilitation services to the clients of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH). The Kinesiologist will work both independently and collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team and under the guidance of the Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists, to support and enhance the services of the rehabilitation department and to ensure the provision of safe, wholistic and patient centered care to clients.

The position will have a particular focus on providing class-based interventions, including but not limited to cardiac and pulmonary rehab, GLA:D and total joint replacement classes, both independently and in conjunction with a Physiotherapist (PT).

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you and you meet most of the essential qualifications we are looking for, we encourage you to apply and provide us more details about why you think you would be a great fit. We cannot make any promises, but we will consider your qualifications and the potential you bring. LWDH is dedicated to ongoing professional development and continuing education opportunities to enhance skillsets and working experience.


Why Work with LWDH? In this position, there are many benefits to joining our team:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan enrolment, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans that includes inflation protections, survivor benefits, buyback options, and early retirement
  • Desjardin Group Life Insurance coverage that includes life insurance, and short/long-term disability coverage
  • Green Shield Canada extended health benefits for single and family including dental/orthodontic services, prescription, health services, vision, hospital accommodation, etc.
  • Access to staff physiotherapy, onsite gym, Employee Assistance Program, staff wellness initiatives, and much more!



  • Must be a member in good standing with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
  • Must be a graduate of a certified post-secondary degree program in Kinesiology
  • Previous experience of at least one year working in physical medicine preferred
  • Specific additional training in cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, nutrition, participant counseling, GLA:D or BoneFit certification or other related health care activities considered an asset
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Current certification in BCLS and demonstrated ongoing competence through annual re-certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and Windows-based software programs/keyboarding skills
  • Independent clinical problem-solving skills, ability to organize and prioritize work within time constraints, and demonstrated sound judgment, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform physical therapeutic assessments and analyses, and to coordinate implementation of prioritized kinesiology interventions utilizing available supports including family, staff and students
  • Physically capable of frequent bending, stretching, and lifting and of assisting heavy-needs patients with bed mobility, transfers, ambulation, and exercise program. Must be able to stand and walk the majority of the day
  • Must demonstrate a tactful, empathetic, and caring patient approach, and encourage independence
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize duties/projects, multi-task, and work independently in a fast-paced environment with constant demands
  • Reliable attendance record


Please apply through the online application process via

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. First consideration will be given to current internal employees of LWDH.

Qualified applicants may be considered for other comparable positions or within the same classification other than this posted position.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

LWDH is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and belongingness in our operations, throughout our workplace, and seeks to employ individuals who are committed to and value these principles.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this responsibility, LWDH will make appropriate accommodations, including alternative formats available. Please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation.

LWDH values the importance of creating a workplace that reflects the population it serves and promotes the representation of the Employment Equity groups as outlined by the Employment Equity Act (1993). Applicants are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861 ext. 2393



Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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