Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Occupational Therapist 2

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Occupational Therapist 2 - Home Health

    Work Site:

    Additional Sites:

    Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre

    Pender Community Health Centre

    Status: Temporary Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible until return of incumbent
    Salary: $35.05 - $43.73 per hour
    Hours: 08:40-16:30 with a 1/2 hour unpaid lunch. Shifts are Monday to Friday with some weekends on call. 
    Reference#: 120705-jmc




    Home Health programs provide a range of health care and support services to people living in the community who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.



    Home Health clients typically have on-going health issues and/or complex personal and/or social issues, requiring care planning and coordination of appropriate resources. Clients include frail elderly, younger clients with disabilities, and adults with chronic illnesses requiring supports to maintain/promote independence. Robert and Lily Lee Family serves the Grandview, Woodlands and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods. Pender serves Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods.


    Within the context of a client directed framework and continuum based care model and in accordance with the Essential Competencies of Practice of the College of Occupational Therapists of BC and the vision and values of the organization, working without general supervision, the Occupational Therapist plans, delivers, evaluates and provides care coordination to address the needs of the clients and families experiencing functional impairment and acute/chronic disease within community, ambulatory and/or institutional settings. Collaborates with family members or significant others, inter-disciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers as needed, to address the client’s functional/physical/occupational/ social/cognitive/perceptual/environmental needs to maximize capabilities, community participation, recovery from or adaptation to illness/impairment and achieve excellence in health services and education. Contributes to the organization and delivery of occupational services by participating in program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education.


    Education & Experience

    • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in occupational therapy or rehabilitation medicine.
    • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
    • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
    • As required, valid BC Driver’s License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated program/area.
    • Basic knowledge of occupational therapy standardized tests and measures.
    • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
    • Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients both one-on-one and in groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Skill in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate to occupational therapy treatment.
    • Basic computer literacy.

    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.

    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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