Occupational Therapist II

Position Summary

We have a permanent, part-time (0.80 FTE) opening available in beautiful Nakusp, BC situated in the Kootenay Boundary region.

Effective April 2023 hourly rates of pay: $41.32 to 51.40

Based at Arrow Lakes Hospital – a 6-bed, level 1 community based hospital – the 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.

The Village of Nakusp is set on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake alongside the Monashee Mountains. It offers a quaint downtown with a museum, art gallery and many eateries and shops. Things to do include annual summer festivals and events, sandy beaches, waterfront walkway, Winter adventures and the renowned Nakusp Hot Springs. It’s a place to be as busy as a beaver or as quiet as a quail.

Interior Health will provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues and the Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader. Library Services to support patient care, education and research are available. Educational opportunities, such as iLearns, in-house services, project assignments, etc.

Reasons to Join Interior Health:
• Diverse caseload.
• Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package and generous vacation entitlement.
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• Relocation Allowance assistance.
• Isolation Allowance remuneration.
• Work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical and leadership skills.
• Employee Health and Wellness programs available to employees and family members.
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for IH staff.
• Eligibility for BC’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
• BC’s smaller urban cities offer natural beauty, access to backcountry adventures, community connections, peace of mind, and a quieter way of life.

Apply to join our cohesive, adventure seeking, and amazing team!


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

We welcome applicants with provisional registration and upcoming Masters of Occupational Therapy new grads to apply!

BC Loan Forgiveness Program - Recent graduates in select in-demand occupations can have their BC student loans forgiven by agreeing to work in rural communities. Check out the program details to see if you’re eligible.


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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