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The kinesiologist-employer relationship

As a registered kinesiologist, you are required to practise according to the standards of the profession . But what about your employer?

Sometimes you may find yourself working at a facility that has policies or procedures that fall below or contradict the College’s standards, which poses challenges. Oftentimes you can work together with other regulated colleagues and your employer to increase compliance with the standards of practice.

For kinesiologists seeking new employment, this is an opportunity to find out about an employer’s practices. Researching a company beforehand, asking others who work or have worked there, and asking questions during an interview can make a big difference in securing the best employment.

Understanding the College’s practice expectations can help you know what to look for in an employer. Some common concerns are facilities’ record keeping practices, billing practices, consent protocols and use of unregulated practitioners. There are some facilities that:

Here are some questions to ask your employer or prospective employer:

It is important for you to critically assess your workplace or potential workplace. If a facility does not have the proper business practices or operational capability to meet the profession’s standards, you should consider whether or not the facility is a suitable place for employment.

When information is received by the College that identifies a practice concern, an investigation is usually initiated. And while the policies and procedures of the facility may have been in contradiction of the profession’s standards, you may be found to have committed professional misconduct by not adhering to the standards.

Securing employment is a priority, but finding employment that respects your autonomy and skills as a regulated professional is critical. Employment situations which enable you to adhere to the standards make for a rewarding work experience, and allow for the provision of services which you can be proud of.