Vancouver Coastal Health

Occupational Therapist 3 - Clinical Instructor

Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist 3 - Clinical Instructor 
Work Site: Banfield Pavilions, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $38.57 - $48.01 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 174172-eag


Come work as a Clinical Occupational Therapist at Vancouver General Hospital! Relocation Assistance may be available.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Clinical Instructor to join the Banfield Pavilions team working out of Vancouver General Hospital.  Apply today to join our team! 

As a Occupational Therapist Clinical Instructor with VCH you will:

  • Operate the clinical education and training program and clinic for occupational therapy students for an assigned area, in accordance with established policies and procedures and professional standards
  • Supervise and ensure occupational therapy students receive required supervision, training and orientation
  • Participate in student education and/or evaluations and utilize advanced clinical knowledge to provide clinical services to patients, as required.


Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
  • Four (4) years' recent related health care experience including two (2) years experience teaching students.
  • One (1) year experience in a leadership/supervisory role and completion of a course on adult basic education, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Specialty certificate/program if applicable.
  • Eligible for clinical faculty appointment at the level of Clinical Instructor or higher at a recognized educational institution.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to assigned area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice within a client centred model of care, including knowledge of self-management skills.
  • Broad knowledge of interprofessional team competencies, including knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation with students and an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader, motivator and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and promote teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, other health care staff, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and materials.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to make public/professional presentations.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.
  • Ability to deal with and promote change.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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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