OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – SENIORS HEALTH & WELLNESSApply Now Job ID 1231733 Date posted 03/19/2019
Facility :NORTH HILLS CARE CENTRE
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Join Interior Health’s focus on enhancing Home Health Services to seniors in Kamloops, BC. We are seeking an Occupational Therapist with passion for working in community care and treating older adults in a self-management program.
Based in the North Hills Centre, the Seniors Health and Wellness Centre offers seniors a range of services needed to maintain independence and live at home, to optimize patients’ health through an inter-professional team approach, and to provide support to family and care team.
The Home Health Program incorporates community nursing, community allied health, a community bathing program, a lab collection centre, and a primary care clinic in which nurse practitioners care for patients age 65 and older. The team consists of a geriatrician, general practitioners, geriatric psychiatrist, dietitian, mental health clinician, pharmacist, physiotherapist, rehab assistant, registered nurses, respiratory therapist, speech-language pathologist and social worker.
In this role, the Occupational Therapist sees clients in their home setting ensuring their environment is as safe and effective as possible and deals with activities of daily living. Travel is involved in this role within the City of Kamloops. A valid BC Driver’s License is necessary and access to a personal vehicle is required.
Days and hours of work are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm. This is a temporary full time opportunity until return of incumbent (date unknown).
In Kamloops, Interior Health employees Occupational Therapists in a many worksites and practice focuses. Many careers begin with temporary assignments that will lead to regular employment opportunities.
• 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.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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