Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

Under the general supervision of the Charge Occupational Therapist, performs assessments and interventions related to patient/resident occupational performance at St. John Hospital and Stuart Nechako Manor according to established Occupational Therapy practices.


- Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences from a recognized program.
- Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently or as a member of a team.
- Able and willing to work in physical and/or psychiatric services.
- Physically and emotionally able to perform the duties of this position.
- Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets.
- Comfortable engaging in public speaking.
- Ability to keep abreast of development in the field of Occupational Therapy; committed to continuous professional development.
- Ability to work within a regional service delivery model.
- Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle.

Nestled in the Nechako Valley, on the banks of the Nechako River, Vanderhoof is the geographical centre of British Columbia. The Vanderhoof Bird Sanctuary, along the route of the Pacific Flyway is considered a mecca for bird watchers. The major industries include forestry and agriculture. Vanderhoof offers affordable housing and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle. Local activities include golfing, skiing, horseback riding, curling, skating, bowling, tennis, fishing, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, hunting and camping. There are seven elementary schools, one secondary school and several private schools, as well as opportunities for continuing adult education.



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The growing town of Vanderhoof is located on the Nechako River in northern British Columbia. Forestry and agriculture are the mainstays of the economy here and the town functions as a service centre for the surrounding area. Recreational opportunities for residents and visitors include arts and cultural activities, horseback riding, tennis, skating, and more.

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