Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Occupational Therapist looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Physiotherapy department.

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.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work:: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00

Stuart Nechako Manor has 45 publicly subsidized beds, 12 beds specifically for dementia residents and 2 Short Stay Beds used for Respite and Palliative needs. Stuart Nechako manor has a combination of single and double occupancy rooms. Stuart Nechako Manor provides Recreational Therapy Services 5 days a week. Pastoral and Spiritual Services are provided by the Vanderhoof Ministerial Group with regular on site spiritual care. There is a Volunteer Program in place to accompany Residents on social outings, appointments, assist with feeding and provide hospice support. Hairdressing and barber services are available on site for a fee determined by the service provider. Stuart Nechako Manor also provides an on-site integrated community adult day program, operating 3 days a week.

Vanderhoof has a population of 4,500 (2021). Nestled in the fertile Nechako Valley, on the banks of the Nechako River, rural Vanderhoof is the geographical centre of the province of British Columbia. Check out Vanderhoof where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government


• 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)

Skills and Abilities:
• 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.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.



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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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