Occupational Therapist | Occupational Rehab

Position Summary

Effective April 1, 2022, hourly rates of pay: $37.84 to $46.95

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) has a permanent full time opening in Occupational Rehab (OR) 2 Services.

The OR 2 Program provides WorkSafe BC clients with a multidisciplinary team approach that focuses on maximizing function and tolerance before re-entering the workforce after a period of inactivity. Job simulation, body mechanics, education seminars, biodex testing, aquatherapy, job site visits and gradual-return-to-work planning are all included within the program. This challenging position involves working with Occupational Rehab WorkSafe BC clients with emphasis on chronic pain, disability and return to work.

This position also involves some work in the Acute Care areas of KGH, covering acute orthopedics, surgery, ED, stroke, etc. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, with the occasional weekend work required.

We 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. During your career working in the tertiary acute care setting you will grow in abilities as you get exposed to every diagnosis. Library Services to support patient care, education and research are available. Educational opportunities, such as iLearns, in-house services, project assignments, etc.

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist who works well within the team with experience and certification (e.g. Matheson) in the area of occupational rehab. Able to work independently with good people and communication skills. Ability to coach and educate clients. Willing to learn new skills.

Reasons to Join Interior Health:
• Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package and generous vacation entitlement.
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• Relocation Allowance assistance.
• Access to our in-house learning and development centre to complete training courses to allow you to build on and develop your skills.
• Employee Health and Wellness programs are available to employees and family members.
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for IH staff.

If you value being in a B.C. city with ample recreational opportunities and you think this position sounds like a fit to you, we welcome receiving your application!


• 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.


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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