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Standard

The physiotherapist practices within her/his level of competence and actively pursues continuous lifelong learning to maintain competence in existing and emerging areas of her/his practice.

Expected outcome

Clients can expect that the services they receive are delivered by a physiotherapist who actively maintains her/his competence in existing and emerging areas of practice.

Performance expectations

The physiotherapist:

  • Maintains the competence requirements reflected in Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada.
  • Practices within her/his level of competence, incorporating the required knowledge and skills to deliver quality client-centered care.
  • Takes appropriate actions (e.g., referral to another physiotherapist or health-care provider, courses, mentorship) in situations where he/she does not have the required competence to deliver quality client-centered care.
  • Complies with the appropriate Alberta regulatory requirements of continuing competence programs.
  • Incorporates use of competence reflection tools, established benchmarks, Standards or other methods (where available) to assess performance, and feedback from peers, clients and others to enhance self-reflection to identify learning needs and objectives to maintain competence.
  • Actively participates in self-directed life-long learning to maintain competence in existing practice areas and to acquire competence in new and emerging areas of practice.

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