Occupational Therapist, Virtual Psychiatric Unit

City Surrey
Job ID 2023-44455
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Occupational Therapy
Employment Type
Part Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$40.84 - $50.80 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $40.84 - $50.80 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


We have an exciting Part Time opportunity for a Occupational Therapist I to join our team.


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Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Operations for operational and administrative issues and coordination of program services including the development, delivery and evaluation of services outcomes; and to the Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy for professional and practice issues. Duties include assessing, planning implementing and monitoring occupational therapy treatment programs, communicating with patients/families, other healthcare givers and the community, maintaining patient records and statistical data, delegating components of treatment to assistants and Mental Health Care Worker, facilitating student learning, preparing and delivering presentations, attending Mental Health Addictions departmental and hospital-wide in-services and educational programs and assisting with departmental maintenance and quality management. May provide care to patients through a combination of telephone, virtual video/audio conference and/or remote technology to patients in their homes, in the community including outreach, and virtually.


  1. Utilizing an evidence-based approach, assesses patient's occupational performance by methods such as reviewing records, interviewing the patient, family and team members, and gathering relevant information.
  2. In collaboration with Mental Health and Addictions Team, plans individual and/or group occupational therapy treatment programs by establishing and prioritizing expected outcomes, discussing implementation options, and determining resources available.
  3. Implements occupational therapy treatment programs utilizing diverse intervention approaches to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational performance potential. May provide care to patients through a combination of telephone, virtual video/audio conference and/or remote technology to patients in their homes, in the community including outreach, and virtually when required in order to assess and/or engage with patients within their own environment and community.
  4. Monitors the quality and outcome of occupational therapy treatment programs by determining the purpose, method and criteria of the evaluation, implementing the evaluation, and analyzing and interpreting results. Uses results for future planning and to improve service delivery. Utilizes available software/hardware applications for data collection and analysis.
  5. Delegates' components of treatment to assistants/aides by instructing, observing and monitoring treatment provided to ensure quality patient care. Provides input for the performance evaluation of the assistants/aides.
  6. Provides consultation, liaison and education to patients/family, other health team members and the community to ensure comprehensive service delivery, promote teamwork and avoid service duplication.
  7. Maintains patient records, clinical outcome measures and statistical data in accordance with department, facility and professional standards.
  8. Participates in interdisciplinary, departmental and professional development and education to maintain on-going professional competency.
  9. Provides instruction, feedback and supervision of students to facilitate student learning, by modeling professional and ethical occupational therapy practice.
  10. Prepares and delivers presentations on subjects related to Occupational Therapy to facility staff for inservice and orientations, and to the general public.
  11. Assists with departmental maintenance, process structure, planning and quality management issues by assisting to develop and maintain occupational therapy programs, supportive documentation, resource material, and equipment and materials.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university.

Two years' recent related experience working in a mental health setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and 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) or the British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists (BCSOT).

Valid Class 5 Driver's license and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes, as required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia Essential Competencies of Practice
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, consult and advise.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others both within and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in a continuously changing environment and take initiative to ensure effective and timely delivery of services.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and promote change.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy including applicable software, hardware and remote/virtual technology applications.


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