Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

If you have a passion for occupational therapy and want to advance your career into a leadership role, we have the position for you to join our team in Vernon! Interior Health is seeking a Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapist to join its exceptional team of Allied Health Professionals. Ideal candidates will be patient/family-focused with negotiation, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills. We are looking for a like-minded, talented individual to contribute toward our vision of setting new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services.

This position offers continuous opportunity to influence patient care and improve/define occupational therapy’s role across the continuum of care. It is a relief position until the return of the incumbent (approximately March 2019). Days of work will be Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:00 with weekends and statutory holidays off.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
• Accountable for the administration, supervision, planning and budgeting of the department.
• Reporting to the Allied Health Director on administrative matters this position is responsible for monitoring and managing budgets, workload, quality, labour relations and human resource issues.
• Interpreting and implementing all organizational regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to Allied Health services in their respective area, site, department or program.
• Provides leadership and representation for the assigned Allied Health profession in their respective area, site, department or program.
• Responsible for ensuring that standards for the Allied Health profession are consistent with regulatory/accrediting body standards and relevant legislation.
• Contributes to the development of the profession throughout the health authority via the practice council.

Interior Health offers generous vacation entitlement and a 100 percent employer-paid, comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. If you are passionate about the work you do and are looking for a rewarding career and great work/life balance, contact us today!


• Completion of a recognized degree from an accredited program in the assigned Allied Health profession;
• Recent five (5) years' clinical practice including a minimum of two (2) years’ Supervisory or Management experience in the assigned Allied Health field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Current Registration with the College or current Certification with the appropriate Association/Body for the assigned Allied Health profession/discipline as applicable.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.



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