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Manual Lymph Drain Therapist - Repost

Requisition ID: 22519 

Position Number: 20090092


City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: 400 Tache Avenue

Department / Unit: Breast Health Centre 

Job Stream: Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date: 07/08/2019 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015 


Salary: $31.976, $32.935, $33.922, $34.941, $35.986, $37.066 


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Provides quality manual lymph drainage and complex decongestive therapy services including consultation, patient assessment, planning, intervention implementation and follow up care/evaluation, program planning, discharge planning and follow-up in order to maintain optimal function, prevent disability and promote well-being. Provides education and guidance to other healthcare providers or people working within the educational system. Provides feedback to referring practitioners and oncologists. Provides clinical supervision and training for students and participates in the education of other healthcare professionals upon request. Maintains professional accountability, professional judgment and reasoning with a high level of communication and collaboration.


  • Recent and relevant clinical experience with breast cancer patients preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Entry-to-practice academic credential in massage or physiotherapy from an accredited Canadian university or program or the approved equivalent if internationally educated.
  • Must have all levels of Lymphedema Certification completed and be registered with an appropriate education facility.
  • Must maintain recertification in accordance with their lymphedema school, at employee’s expense.


  • Must be registered with an appropriate association, and maintain good standing.
  • Certification with an accreditation lymphedema organization.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the applicable policy.

  • LANA Certification preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships
  • Must have effective organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other disciplines and demonstrate professional judgment and initiative.
  • Knowledge of the physiological, social, cultural and economic aspects of patient care.
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments with a minimum of supervision.
  • Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practice in the academic and clinical fields of healthcare and education knowledge.
  • Computer literacy as appropriate to the setting.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical and mental health and be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting.
  • Must demonstrate the use of safe and effective body mechanics while working with patients.
  • Must be able to safely transfer large and/or heavy patients who may have limited or no weight bearing capabilities.
  • Must demonstrate adequate motor coordination or dexterity for implementation of therapeutic techniques and manipulation of therapeutic activities as necessary.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the apply the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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