Occupational Therapist

Position Summary

Hillside Centre (HLS), located in Kamloops, B.C., has an immediate relief, full time Occupational Therapist opening. This position is to provide coverage until February 2025, or the return of incumbent.

What we offer:
• Effective April 2024 hourly wage will be $42.56 to $52.96 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

Hillside Centre is an acute tertiary mental health facility providing highly specialized care for adults aged 19 and older with complex and severe mental illnesses, including neurocognitive disorders. The 47-bed facility is comprised of 12 geriatric beds, 10 provincial neuropsychiatric beds, and 25 adult beds. As a regional tertiary centre, HLS caters to patients referred from across the Interior and Northern region, while also supporting the provincial UBC Neuropsychiatry Program. The centre's experienced multidisciplinary team, which includes Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Recreational Therapists, and Support Workers, aims to thoroughly assess patients, stabilize their symptoms, and return them to their home communities using a trauma-informed approach.

As an Occupational Therapist, you'll be a vital part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, providing assessment of clients' needs, planning and implementing treatment programs, and providing consultation and education to clients and their caregivers. You’ll promote functional independence to help clients achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. You'll also provide work direction to Rehabilitation Assistants, guiding them in the transfer of function. In addition to direct client care, you'll contribute to the organization and overall goals of the department. This includes participating in quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research, and education. This role requires a deep understanding of human health and well-being, a passion for helping others, and the ability to think creatively to solve problems.

About this location | Living in Kamloops offers a blend of urban amenities and outdoor adventure set against the backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Situated at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers, Kamloops boasts a semi-arid climate with warm summers and mild winters, making it an ideal playground for outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Residents enjoy easy access to a wealth of recreational activities, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and fishing, with numerous parks and trails scattered throughout the city and surrounding areas. Beyond its natural attractions, Kamloops offers a vibrant cultural scene, with art galleries, museums, and festivals celebrating the region's Indigenous heritage and artistic community. The city also boasts a thriving culinary scene, diverse shopping options, and a welcoming atmosphere characterized by its friendly residents and strong sense of community spirit. With its affordable cost of living and quality healthcare and education systems, Kamloops provides a high quality of life for individuals and families seeking a balance between urban comforts and outdoor adventure in the heart of British Columbia's interior.


• 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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