Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is looking for Certified Hand Therapists to join our team. If you are interested in Casual hours within a hospital setting (i.e. clinics with physicians; intervention with a wide scope of hand therapy practice and a great team), we welcome hearing from you!
This is a hospital-based position that supports Outpatients and Acute In-Patient Care Post-Op Splinting by developing, planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive Hand Therapy Program.
What will you work on?
Utilizing clinical best practice and a goal-directed, evidence-based approach, the Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessing and developing comprehensive treatment plans for referred clients including Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) clients with hand and upper extremity dysfunction using appropriate therapeutic interventions.
Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. As a Casual there is opportunity to work up to full time hours on a regular basis within KGH and other Rehabilitation settings within the Central Okanagan.
What stands out from other employers?
Caring is at the heart of who we are. We strive to live out our vision: Health and well-being for all, as we deliver programs and services to the over 834,000 people across British Columbia’s southern Interior region. We strive to provide a workplace that is innovative, engaging and understanding; one that promotes physical safety as well as supports employee mental health. Empowering our employees to work safely and find the supports and resources they require leads to a healthy, productive and motivated workforce.
What is the team dynamic like?
We have a great, supportive team that provides ongoing mentorship and comradery. We enjoy our work, work hard to get things done and have fun while doing so!
What are the mentoring opportunities and opportunities for growth?
Interior Health is committed to helping our team members grow. We support a lifelong learning perspective. We provide education pertinent to your growth and areas you are interested in. We pair all new staff with experienced therapists to share experiences, encourage growth, and foster confidence in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.
Join us in Kelowna, BC! Apply today! Explore your potential while enjoying work-life balance at shift’s end.
• Graduation from an approved program of Physical Therapy
• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Physical Therapy.
• Current Hand Therapy Certification with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.
• Minimum of two (2) years' recent, related experience (which includes at least one (1) years’ experience in splinting/hand therapy) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
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.