Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

Interior Health is seeking an Occupational Therapist with interest covering a temporary full time line at Ponderosa Lodge located in Kamloops, BC. This position will cover short stay and long term care beds with the intended end date of this position March 31, 2020.

Ponderosa Lodge embodies a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible.

The beds at Ponderosa are “short term” only and consist of:
• 68 FAB (First Appropriate Bed) - these residents are waiting for a permanent bed in a long-term care facility
• 68 PTH (Pathway to Home) – these include convalescent care beds as well as respite care.

Practicing in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC), Occupational Therapists work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of residents and/or their caregivers to promote functional independence and enable the client to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. Occupational therapists provide work direction to the Rehabilitation Assistants working with the rehabilitation team in regards to transfer of function.

Days of work are Monday to Friday with weekends and statutory holidays off. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Relocation allowance may be eligible for the qualified candidate.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. It is an organization where every person matters.



Vacation Leave
As per the Health Science Professionals Provinical Agreement
Estimated Remuneration
$33.83 - $42.19 per hour
Benefits and/or Incentives

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Kamloops is a vibrant city that takes pride in its arts community and First Nations culture, represented in sites throughout the city, theatre events and music festivals. Come here and play a round at Tobiano golf course, spend the day kayaking, or head up to Sun Peaks for mountain biking, skiing or snowboarding. With something for everyone, Kamloops is a great place to live, work and play.

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