Kinesiologist – Westlock, McLennan, & Falher – 1.0 FTE

About The Aspen Region

The Aspen region covers several communities, including Athabasca, Barrhead, Wabasca, McLennan, and Westlock. Each community provides ample opportunity for recreational, club, and community events all year round.

About The Aspen PCN

The Aspen Primary Care Network (PCN) first became operational in 2010, serving three communities. Since then, we have grown to include partnership between family physicians in Athabasca, Westlock, Barrhead, Swan Hills, Kinuso, High Prairie and Wabasca, Alberta. In total, the PCN has 43 participating physicians serving approximately 30,000 residents within our region.

Our priorities are to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention, and to enable successful self-management of chronic diseases and conditions.

This position is with the Aspen PCN FTE: 1.0
Status: Permanent position Hours per Week: 37.5
Hours per Shift: 7.5 Reference ID: KIN240823
Primary Location: Westlock, McLennan, and Falher AB
Position Summary

The Aspen Primary Care Network is currently seeking a Kinesiologist for a 1.0 FTE position to be shared by clinics in Westlock, McLennan, and Falher. The Kinesiologist works collaboratively with patients, family physicians in the community, other health professionals, and local and regional programming in a multi-disciplinary environment to ensure a high quality of evidence-based health care to the practice population. The role utilizes physical activity and exercise as medicine for improving the health, fitness, function, and well-being of patients.

What You Will Do
  • Work collaboratively within the PCN to enhance the delivery of primary care services
  • Conduct lifestyle, health, and fitness assessments and use outcomes of assessments to guide decisions regarding physical activity and exercise prescriptions
  • Design individually based activity and exercise prescriptions for the conditioning of patients with consideration of their special requirement(s)
  • Provide physical activity clearance and seek medical clearance (where necessary) for patients before providing physical activity prescriptions
  • Demonstrate, supervise, and monitor physical activity and exercise prescriptions with individual patients and small groups
  • Conduct population targeted physical activity and exercise classes such as walking classes, group resistance training, etc
  • Provide physical activity and exercise counselling
  • Answer patients’ questions regarding physical activity and exercise
  • Provide tailored information based on patients’ readiness to change their activity patterns
  • Educate patients on the different ways in which they can become physically active
  • Educate patients on the benefits of physical activity and exercise as it pertains to their own health and circumstance
  • Help patients recognize and overcome their barriers to being physically active
  • Provide social support and motivation to patients by creating goal setting
  • Assist in setting up health promotion programs relevant to the needs of the practice population
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate records in keeping with practice policy
  • Identify data needs, analyze data, and communicate results as appropriate
  • Initiate and maintain positive community and regional partnerships
What You Need To Succeed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiology
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist and/or the ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist certificate
  • Current CPR certified, current registration in good standing
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions and monitor clinical standards
  • Strong oral, written, and analytical skills; self-directed and accountable and high level of perceptiveness
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Attention to details and problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to maintain accuracy while multi-tasking or working under pressure
  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members
  • Understanding EMR software is an asset
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office suite
To Apply

The Aspen Primary Care Network offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to

Leslie Phillips, RN Clinical Team Lead
Aspen Primary Care Network
10004 107 Street
Westlock, AB T7P 2K8
Fax: 780-349-4087

Include the Reference ID in the subject line if your email.

The Aspen PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Aspen PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Aspen PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

This position will remain posted until filled.