Occupational Therapist | Sole Charge

Position Summary

100 Mile House (OMH) has a permanent, full time opening.

In this position the Occupational Therapist receives referrals from clients requiring Community and Home Health services and from residents in Long-Term Care facilities Fischer Place and Mill Site Lodge. Community Home Health is provided to 100 Mile House and to surrounding communities.

This is a Sole Charge position requiring the Occupational Therapist to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team providing occupational therapy services. As a valued member of the 100 Mile House teams, you will be working closely with other community-based healthcare disciplines (i.e. Physiotherapist, Rehab Assistants, Home Care Nurses, Palliative Care Team, Community Nurse Case Managers for Long-Term Care, Community Health Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers and Transition Nurses) in providing client-centered care.

Within the role, 50 percent of time is seeing community home health clients from age of 18+ are provided in-home assessments, consultations, treatment and education. Services include training in the use of mobility devices like walkers and crutches; or recommending modifications to make a home accessible and safe. And works collaboratively with the home health team to determine a treatment care plan. The other 50 percent of time is seeing long-term care residents. In both areas of practice the Occupational Therapist provides work direction to the rehabilitation assistants working with the teams in regards to transfer of function.

Days of work are Monday to Friday. Local travel is required in this role within the surrounding area. Access to personal vehicle will be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health.

Professional occupational therapy practice is supported at multiple levels. Locally by the Cariboo team at large and by the group of Occupational Therapists working within Williams Lake and Kamloops. Direct supervision for this positon is provided by the Physiotherapy Professional Practice Leader for Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

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.

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.

Qualifications

• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
• Practice specific requirements and experience in programs applicable to practice area.
• Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

Comments

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.

Competition #:

01801598

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

100 MILE HOUSE HOSPITAL

Location:

100 Mile House

Department:

OMH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER

Hourly Wage:

$37.24 - $46.39

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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