Our Mentorship Program

Excited to Offer this New Full-time, Fully Paid Mentorship Position – Learn and Work at the Same Time!

We Believe In Mentorship!

As clinicians our learning never ends. Whether you are a seasoned clinician or new grad, mentorship, collaboration and learning together is always fun – everyone on our team agrees that it enhances their job satisfaction.

Our clinic uses the Integrated Systems Model https://learnwithdianelee.com/the-integrated-systems-model/ a regional interdependent, evidence-informed approach and this mentorship position will take you on a learning journey like no other. The senior associates are all part of our mentorship team and are ISM certified (https://learnwithdianelee.com/ism-certification/)

Where is Diane Lee & Associates (DLA)? We are in South Surrey BC, an oceanside community 45 minutes to most parts of Vancouver, but heh, why not live in South Surrey – a much quieter part of the Lower Mainland? Housing is affordable and if you have kids our schools are new and looking after kids really well.

Learn how to develop assessments that are meaningful

This unique position offers you:

·     Lots of new assessments per week guaranteed to build your  part or full time caseload quickly while you are mentored in ISM

·       Clinical ISM Mentorship program – 1 year

o   1 hour per week mentorship with a DLA senior associate who is ISM certified

o   Curriculum for the mentorship is guided by Diane Lee and follows the skills and clinical reasoning you will learn in the ISM Series (beginning January each year)

o   50% discount on the tuition for the ISM Series (this is a $3000 CAD value)

·       Potential for a permanent position offer after the completion of the ISM mentorship program – terms and details dependent on position availability and team compatibility 

·       Competitive compensation even while you learn. 28-30 clinical hours per week can yield you up to $90,000! More hours worked = more $$

·       Full administrative support. We manage all reception, appointments, invoicing, and billing for you

·       Your own private assessment room for your shift – we have 3 very large private rooms suitable for exercise training in these physical distanced times

·       No double-booked treatment sessions

·       Ability to offer a hybrid of both in person and virtual care (Telehealth) – we are ready for any second wave of COVID and will offer continuous care in the event that numbers continue to escalate in the fall.

·      If a permanent position is offered at completion, mentorship for ISM Certification follows in the second year, if a permanent position is offered, and  is provided by Diane herself. Once certified, you have the opportunity to mentor others who join our team.

How does this mentorship work?

You’ll meet with your assigned clinical mentor(s) twice weekly to:

1.     Learn how to develop assessments that are meaningful (task specific and function based)

2.     Learn how to understand the relationships between multiple impairments in the complex patient and be able to explain these relationships to the patient without using ‘dangerous language’ and creating thoughts of catastrophizing

3.     Find drivers – the primary impairment that if treated first, will result in improvement of function in many other sites of impairment

4.     Determine the underlying system (articular, neural, myofascial, visceral) impairing the driver – that main body region to treat that may be far removed from the site of symptoms (i.e. left foot impairment for right hip pain)

5.     Know which tools (manual therapy, dry needling, release techniques, motor control training, ultrasound imaging (3 have 4 ultrasound imaging units and will train you how to use them)) strength and conditioning) to pull from your treatment tool box that is unique to the individual in front of you.  No recipes or protocols in ISM!

Sound like fun? It truly is.  These words are from Stuart Dixon – a student on the ISM Series in Australia this year

“ISM helps to trust your hands.  People often look at me strangely when I, for example, make a correction [somewhere in their body] and their stiff ankle they have had multiple treatments on instantly lets go.  And then I can repeatedly and easily show them how to do their own corrections so they don’t think I’m playing tricks on them. The system you have created Diane is powerful and so well organised it’s ridiculous.  I think that is why people give up, and rely on “evidence” to tell them what to do.  They don’t have a proper system to learn within.”

Feedback like this prompted us to formalize an in-house mentorship position.

Learn how to develop assessments that are meaningful

Contact me if you have the same CORE VALUES:

·       Passionate about collaboration and learning

·       Love to use your hands and brain at work

·       Believe in clinical reasoning and individual assessment and treatment

·       Problem solver with good time management skills, patience and a sense of humour

Required Competencies

You must be registered member with the College of Physiotherapists of BC.

If this is for you, send your resume to Diane (dianelee@dianelee.ca) and let’s set up a ZOOM meeting to see if we are a fit.