Occupational Therapist

Position Summary

Arrow Lakes Hospital, located in Nakusp, B.C., has an immediate permanent, part-time (0.80 FTE) Occupational Therapist opening.

Effective April 2024 hourly rates of pay $42.56 to $52.95. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.

What we offer:
• Financial moving support
• Strong employee benefit package
• Defined Pension Plan
• Mentorship to help orientate, navigate and thrive in your new role
• $1,000 per year to use for courses plus education leave
• Development resources for leadership skills leading to future roles
• Diversity and inclusion ~ bring your whole self to work
• Focus on safety and employee wellness
• Time is best spent in the service of clients

Based at Arrow Lakes Hospital – a 6-bed, level 1 community based hospital. This Occupational Therapist’s caseload covers Acute, Long-Term Care, and Community Care. Community Care is provided to the communities of Nakusp, New Denver and Kaslo. This position offers a full practice scope in all areas of care. Educational opportunities will be available as required with additional opportunities to take on leadership and change management projects.

Occupational Therapists play a crucial part in providing assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education to residents/clients and/or their caregivers. Operating within a client-centered approach and as an essential member of our interdisciplinary team, an Occupational Therapist makes a substantial contribution to promote functional independence and enable residents/clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.

About this location | Nakusp, nestled in the heart of the Kootenay region of British Columbia, offers a unique blend of small-town charm and stunning natural beauty. Life in Nakusp is characterized by its tranquil pace, surrounded by picturesque mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush forests. The community exudes a welcoming atmosphere, where residents embrace a laid-back lifestyle and a strong sense of community spirit. One of the defining features of life in Nakusp is its close connection to nature. With the stunning backdrop of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with a plethora of recreational activities year-round. From hiking and mountain biking in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, there's always an adventure waiting just beyond your doorstep. Nakusp boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene. The town is home to numerous galleries, artisan shops, and cultural events that showcase the talents of local artists and musicians. Residents take pride in their community's creative spirit, fostering a supportive environment for artistic expression and cultural exchange.


• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
• Valid BC Driver’s license.


This position is eligible for the B.C. Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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