Interior Health is looking to hire casual Occupational Therapists (OT) to be based out of Kimberley Health Centre in Kimberley, B.C. The Occupational Therapist will provide services to clients both in residential care facilities, but also in community in the surrounding region. Travel is required in this role.
Casual employment means there are no guarantee of hours and work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees receive 12.6 percent of straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, Casual employees have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.
What Will You Work On?
In this role the Occupational Therapist works independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing community and residential occupational therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of clients and/or their caregivers to promote functional independence and enable the client to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. The occupational therapist provides work direction to the rehabilitation assistants working with the rehabilitation team in regards to transfer of function.
How Will We Help You Grow?
Mentorship processes and informal supports with more experienced Occupational Therapists on the team is available. Opportunity for informal learning, e.g. in-services is possible. Working up to full time hours and opportunities to apply internally for new Occupational Therapist openings.
Who Are We Looking For?
Flexibility and availability to accept shifts, sometimes on short notice, is a requirement of the position. Travel is required within this role in the surrounding area such as to Wasa, part way to Cranbrook etc. Access to personal vehicle will be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary.
BC’s rural towns and smaller cities offer natural beauty, access to backcountry adventures, community connections, peace of mind, and a quieter way of life. Experience the satisfaction that comes from working and living in a rural area.
• 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.