Occupational Therapist

Position Summary

Ponderosa Lodge, located in Kamloops, B.C., has an immediate relief, full time Occupational Therapist opening. This position will provide coverage until return of incumbent.

What we offer:
• Effective April 2024 hourly rates of pay $42.56 to $52.95 per hour. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• 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

Ponderosa Lodge embodies the spirit of care, compassion, and community, providing seniors with a supportive and enriching environment where they can live their best lives in their golden years. This modern assisted living facility offers a warm and welcoming environment where residents can enjoy the comforts of home alongside personalized support services. Whether it's assistance with daily activities, medication management, or simply a friendly conversation, residents can count on the staff to be there for them every step of the way. In addition to its exceptional care services, Ponderosa Lodge offers a range of activities and amenities designed to enrich residents' lives. From fitness classes and arts and crafts sessions to outings and social events, there's always something engaging happening at the lodge.

An Occupational Therapist plays a crucial part in providing assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education to patients and/or their caregivers. Operating within a client-centered approach and as an essential member of our interdisciplinary team, you make a substantial contribution to promote functional independence and enable patients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. You will provide work direction to the Rehabilitation Assistants working with the rehabilitation team in regard to transfer of function.

About this location | Proud to be Canada's Tournament Capital, the city of Kamloops is situated in the heart of the southern interior at the meeting of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Kamloops is the 3rd largest city outside the Lower Mainland and is the centre of commercial trade and services for the region. Residents enjoy a lively professional arts scene that offers up a variety of galleries, the symphony, and a number of live theaters, modern shops, excellent parks and multi-use trails, world class ski and golf resorts, top recreational facilities as well as an endless choice of water sports and fishing lakes. Kamloops is home to some of the best mountain biking in North America and the renowned four season resort Sun Peaks is only 45 minutes away. Blue skies, endless sunshine, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to work and play.


• 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 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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