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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Staff Occupational Therapist I - Provincial Eating Disorders Program

Reference # 66224

Temporary Part Time (0.80 FTE until January 31, 2019)

Wage: $31.99 to $39.90 per hour

4480 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC

The Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program at BC Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, specialized program to assess and treat children and adolescents with eating disorders. The program emphasizes the involvement of parents / caregivers in the delivery of care. The Program has outpatient, day treatment and inpatient services.

Any child or adolescent (up to age 18) who, in the opinion of a community care provider, is struggling with an eating disorder may be referred for assessment at the provincial program.

The program encourages consultations and referrals to promote the early identification of an eating disorder, since early treatment is consistent with improved outcomes. 

Job Summary

The Staff Occupational Therapist focuses on occupational performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure and works within the context of a client/patient and family centered care model within Children’s & Women’s Health Centre, a Provincial Resource Centre and in accordance with established standards of professional practice. The Staff Occupational Therapist works in an interprofessional environment and plans and provides Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to clients/patients.  The Staff Occupational Therapist also participates in education and research activities.

Example of Duties/Accountabilities

  • Provides Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment in accordance with established standards to promote self-care, productivity and leisure by performing duties such as assessing needs, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment programs to an individual client/patient or group of client(s)/patient(s) in various environments.
  • Documents information including relevant clinical data, assessments, treatment plans, progress reports and outcomes.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary groups and/or teams including members such as physicians and nursing staff by performing duties such as providing clinical input and suggestions related to the management of the referred client/patient or group of clients/patients to ensure that quality of care is delivered.
  • Assists clients and families to obtain specific equipment to meet the individual needs of the client/patient by performing duties such as communicating both verbally and in writing with agencies regarding the specific needs of the client/patient and requesting funding and liaising with suppliers regarding equipment needs.
  • Maintains communication with clients/patients and families and/or caregivers in order to foster optimal progress for the client/patient through methods such as establishing and maintaining supportive, collaborative and therapeutic relationships.  Participates on professional committees/teams and designated programs through methods such as attending meetings, providing written/verbal reports as it relates to the referred clients/patients and to facilitate the resolution of issues and advocate for the goals and objectives of the specific clients/patients. 


Education, Training and Experience 

  • Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy and licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in groups, one-on-one and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. 

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled. 

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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