We are building our Casual Pool of Occupational Therapy and invite applications from interested Occupational Therapists.
What Will You Work On?
As a Casual Occupational Therapist you can expect to be deployed in inpatient acute, community and/or long term care.
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.
An Occupational Therapist in Acute Care could assist in the following:
1) Assistance with Discharge Planning, such as setting up extensive equipment that could support safe transfers, prevention of wounds, mobility equipment to allow people to get around in their homes, go to the toilet, bathe, get up and down stairs, and get into and out of their home.
2) Swallowing Assessments.
4) Cognitive Screening to determine how independent people are and what type of care they might need at home to remain safe, or helping to coach loved ones/caregivers how to help someone with cognitive decline to be home safely or if needed to support access to long term care.
5) Hands on assessment and treatment of clients with stroke.
6) Working in ER to help determine if a client can go home and setting up supports for BADL’s to allow that to happen.
7) Fitting of Aspen Collars in Emergency Department for clients that may have been in a MVA/fall, etc.
8) And also working with clients who have psychosocial issues to help determine how they are managing with basic and instrumental ADL’s and looking at what might be affecting their independence in these areas of function.
How Will You Create Impact?
You will provide occupational therapy services to promote functional independence and enable the client to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. You will draw upon your ability to identify and assess occupational performance issues important to the client and implement occupational therapy services. You will evaluate intervention approaches for quality assurance and in how the client’s goals and needs are being met. We have very busy but rewarding environments, and in Creston we have a great team of rehab staff as well as nursing and medical staff to support client care.
How Will We Help You Grow?
During your Occupational Therapist career you will develop skills for utilizing an evidence-based and diverse intervention approach to identity and carry out occupational performance issues important to the client. You will grow to become an expert in determining resources and duration of service to meet identified client goals. 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. Annual Educational Allowance. Educational opportunities, such as iLearns, in-house services, project assignments, etc.
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC). Or an eligible Occupational Therapist currently registered in another province who can apply for COTBC. A valid Driver’s License is required and access to a personal vehicle.
• 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.