Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Occupational Therapist 2

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Occupational Therapist 2 - Community Health Services 
    Work Site: Richmond Continuing Health Services
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $35.05 - $43.73 per hour
    Hours: 08:00-18:00 /10:00-20:00 with rotating days off
    Reference#: 120197-jat


    Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and the vision and values of the organization, this position works without general supervision and provides occupational therapy services to enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes. These services are provided in private homes, facilities, the Palliative Care Unit, hospices, group homes and schools. Duties include assessing client’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach, planning and implementing goal directed services, evaluating the effectiveness of the service, preparing and maintaining records, participating in interdisciplinary research, demonstrating safe and effective resource utilization and quality management and contributing to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services. As required, contributes to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services, and participates in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education. Utilizes relevant software applications such as PARIS, Microsoft Word and Access.


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and two to three years’ recent related experience.
    • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
    • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
    • Valid B.C. driver’s license in good standing. Local area travel I requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid.

    Knowledge & Abilities 

    • Working knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice including the application of standardized tests/tools and measures.
    • Working knowledge of the determinants of health and health promotion principles and practices.
    • Working knowledge of community health agencies and available community resources.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully analyze situations, problem solve and facilitate resolutions.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate and modify rehabilitation services
    • Demonstrated ability to prescribe and/or recommend a variety of self-aids and rehabilitation equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant assessments per established standards of practice.
    • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan/deliver/evaluate health education for individuals and groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with clients, caregivers/families and community partners.
    • Ability to provide effective service in a variety of community settings and with diverse populations.
    • Demonstrated computer knowledge in relevant software applications.
    • Working knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


    Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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