Occupational Therapist | Casual

Position Summary

Interior Health’s Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) and its Long-Term Care facilities within the South Okanagan invites applications for the role of Occupational Therapist. We are looking for knowledgeable Occupational Therapists with experience in identifying and assessing occupational performance issues important to the client considering the client’s personal context, valued occupations and environmental strengths, and resources utilizing an evidence-based approach.

PRH is a 155-bed Acute Care facility in the Okanagan Health Service Area and responsible for providing core medical and surgical specialty services to surrounding population of approximately 90,000 people. The Occupational Therapist’s focus would be physical/medical adult, including inpatient surgical/orthopaedics, rehab unit, medical caseload. Our South Okanagan Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities consist of Westview Place (Penticton), McKinney/Sunnybank (Oliver, BC) and Dr Andrew Pavillion (Summerland). Our LTC facilities embody a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible.

As an Occupational Therapist you will work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing inpatient 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. Reporting to the Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader, you will draw upon your ability to implement occupational therapy services utilizing diverse intervention approaches by carrying out the plan, engaging the client in activities associated with occupational roles and the client’s goals, assessing and modifying the implementation, and identifying completion criteria to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational potential. It is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the organization and the overall goals of the department and provide work direction to the rehabilitation assistants working with the rehabilitation team in regards to transfer of function.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Shifts when offered on short notice or pre-planned will be 08:00 to 16:00 hours and could be within a 7 day work week. Flexibility and availability to accept shifts is a requirement of the position. Casual employees receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

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Apply to join Interior Health’s South Okanagan Occupational Therapy team today! Working in these smaller towns there is a cohesive approach to health care, working closely with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and all Allied Health including Physical Therapists, Rehab Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Respiratory therapists and Dieticians. We welcome receiving your application today!


• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.


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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