Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

Interior Health has a permanent, part-time opportunity open for an experienced Occupational Therapist to provide Acute, Long Term Care, and Community Care occupational therapy services to our clients in the Merritt and surrounding areas (including Logan Lake).

The Long Term Care Services will also support our short term care clients temporarily staying in Merritt. This position offers the Occupational Therapist an opportunity to make a difference in clients’ life by helping with the recovery process during a respite stay and ensuring they will do well once back at home in the community. This is a full spectrum Occupational Therapy position and we are seeking a therapist with experience in the practice areas outlined above as well as excellent generalist skills. The successful Occupational Therapist will be able work interdependently as part of a team consisting of a Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Assistants, and Nursing staff.

Acute services will be minimal and based out of the health centre. Community services will involve the Occupational Therapist supporting clients in their homes. Scheduled days are Tuesdays through Fridays.

We are seeking a motivated, team player, with ability to be a leader within the role and the team. If you are seeking a unique opportunity in a rural community and willingness to work with a caseload consisting primarily of the frail elderly, we would love to hear from you!



Vacation Leave
As per Health Sciences Professionals Collective Agreement
Estimated Remuneration
$33.77 to $42.13 per hour
Benefits and/or Incentives
Comprehensive Benefit Package
Other Incentives
- May be eligible for $tbd Relocation Bonus

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Rolling hills, sparkling lakes, and endless hours of sunshine every year make Merritt a haven for four-season outdoor recreation. The summer offers some of the best sailing and windsurfing in North America, and nearby Nicola Lake offers endless choices for water activities. The area is also known for the beautiful horseback riding opportunities as well as camping, and fishing. An almost endless trail system renowned for mountain biking and hiking are also at your fingertips. Winter brings champagne powder and opportunities for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and curling. Merritt also enjoys a thriving arts community - with an art gallery located in Merritt’s historic Court House, and an active Arts Council, the communities’ arts are flourishing.

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