Occupational Therapist (Full-time, part-time, & casual)

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada · St Paul, MN, USA · St. Louis, MO, USA · British Columbia, Canada · Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Are you an Occupational Therapist looking to be part of a diverse interdisciplinary Allied Health team with a fantastic culture doing impactful work while earning competitive pay?


Did we mention a great benefits package including unlimited massage and physiotherapy? 


Providence Health Care's Occupational Therapy department is currently accepting applications for both our acute and long-term care teams at various sites. Our OTs are key members of our Allied Health team, working closely with other Allied disciplines like Physiotherapy and Speech Language Pathology as well as other members of our care teams to tackle the rewarding variety of treatment needs of the patient populations we serve. With a tight-knit and supportive departmental working environment that fosters a sense of community amongst practitioners dedicated to patient care, being an OT at Providence provides incredible opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, mentorship, and professional development. 


Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, Providence is proud to offer a range of opportunities including full-time, part-time, and casual, with no evenings, limited weekends, and most shifts starting at 8AM and finishing by 4PM. OT roles with Providence also offer a very competitive benefits package for eligible employees, from medical/dental benefits (including unlimited massage and physiotherapy) and pension plan to paid vacation and the stability and job security of a unionized position.

With OT roles across multiple sites, working with Providence provides opportunities to work in a variety of settings to expand your professional skill set, from long-term care to Urban Health. 

If you'd like to learn more, apply today! No cover letter required. 


Who we are: 


Providence is a non-profit healthcare provider with over fifteen sites, including a large tertiary hospital in the heart of Vancouver’s beautiful and vibrant Downtown, a smaller community hospital in the idyllic Mount Pleasant neighborhood, five long-term care facilities, as well as other clinics. 


As a leading teaching and research organization, and the provincial referral center for Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, and Renal Care, we provide services ranging from acute and long-term care to leading substance use and addiction treatment supporting some of BC’s most marginalized communities. Guided by the motto “how you want to be treated”, delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care is our mission.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

Baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy and up to one year of experience in the designated area or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia. Eligible for membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with, patients/residents, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers. Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures related to healthcare. Demonstrated ability to gather relevant data and make a multi-dimensional assessment. Demonstrated ability to conduct patient/resident assessments. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/resident care. Demonstrated ability to draw out information that will contribute to understanding the patient/resident's situation in order to explore issues beyond the initial concerns. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload. Ability to operate related equipment. Ability to participate in research. Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and teaching to students. Demonstrated ability to develop and provide in-services and presentations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs occupational therapy assessments, program planning, interventions, discharge planning and follow-up using OT techniques and practices. Contributes to an inter-disciplinary approach to patient/resident care and program related issues by attending ward rounds and team conferences to exchange information in patient/resident issues related to patient/resident care and discharge planning. Participates in the quality improvement activities of the Occupational Therapy Department by providing input into the development, implementation, and evaluation of written procedures and standards, assessment forms, and patient/resident materials, program descriptions, audit tools and clinical guidelines. Completes required health record reports and reports workload statistics. Collaborates with other team members to organize in-service education, to identify the need for and to participate in educational programs by preparing educational materials and making presentations. Provides clinical supervision to and evaluation of students as required. Provides clinical direction to Activity Aides, Rehabilitation Assistants and Volunteers. Attends and participates in Program councils and task groups to support strong interdisciplinary focus within the Program. Attends and participates in professional practice forums. Supports clinical research activities by generating questions, assisting in writing proposals, and participating in data collection and interpretation, within departmental resources. Provides input to clinical and operating budget needs of the service and department. Maintains knowledge of current developments in Occupational Therapy by reviewing professional literature, consulting with other professionals and actively participating in relevant education programs. Monitors and controls levels of supplies and equipment and reports equipment malfunctions when necessary. Arranges for equipment maintenance as required. Performs other related duties as assigned.