Occupational Therapist

Therapy Services
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Monday, August 23, 2027

L09 / PIPSC Bargaining Unit
Pay Rate: 
$41.15 - $54.97
Employment Status: 
Term Full Time Position
Monthly/weekly hours: 
75 hours bi-weekly
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022


Yukon Hospitals strives to cultivate an environment of passionate and engaged people with a culture that values growth, work/life balance, and wellness in helping all our people reach optimal ability. Our organization is an integrated system of hospitals: Whitehorse General Hospital (55 beds), Watson Lake Community Hospital (6 beds) and Dawson City Community Hospital (6 beds).


Occupational Therapists work within an interdisciplinary team, to assess and plan rehabilitation and discharge planning needs for a wide variety of patient populations. The OT is responsible for the provision of service and/or expertise to the clients and staff of the Yukon Hospital Corporation’s facilities.  The OT provides occupational therapy assessment and treatment to clients with a broad range of physical and mental health conditions; promotes client independence and self-esteem; supervises and directs Therapy Assistants; supervises OT students; offers consulting services to clients, family members and the health care community in general; trains and supports YHC Staff in all facilities.


Knowledge, skills and abilities required:


  • Knowledge of occupational therapy philosophy and principles;
  • Knowledge of the rehabilitation process;
  • Strong working knowledge of adapted or special equipment;
  • Ability to supervise and train support staff;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to develop a plan and follow through with therapy;


  • Ability to instruct in-services and teach individual training programs;
  • Ability to promote client independence and self-esteem;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Strong assessment and treatment skills in the physical, social, cognitive and psychological function of individuals;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills; and
  • Cross-cultural awareness.


The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, be eligible for individual membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a valid CPR Level C certification. Knowledge of program development, research, and evaluation; knowledge of general acute care principles and hospital procedures; knowledge of acute occupational therapy treatments (e.g. burns, CVA, dysphagia); knowledge of splinting techniques and principles; and two years related clinical experience are desired for this position.




  • $3,000 Sign on bonus (May be applicable)
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Pension Plan
  • Hours of work are typically 8‑hour shifts during weekdays
  • Generous vacation time

TO APPLY: quote competition #2022-444 and email your resume to careers@yukonhospitals.ca by 4:00 pm August 23, 2022


For more information, contact recruitment at careers@yukonhospitals.ca or 867-393-8675

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Please Note: Internal employees only: This job posting will be utilized to create (2) two Eligibility Lists – one for regular (full-time and part-time) and one for term positions. Qualified employees who wish to be included on either or both of the Eligibility Lists must apply for the job posting in order to be interviewed for the purpose of being ranked on the Eligibility Lists.


Indigenous Workforce Initiative - We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email body of your application.  Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have.  All self-identification information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at IWI@wgh.yk.ca or call 867-332-7203. 


Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to consider resumes from International applicants. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status, Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.


Posting Date: August 9, 2022

Last Updated:Tue, 08/09/2022 - 10:18