Position Summary

Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH), located in Nelson, B.C., has an immediate permanent, full-time opening available in the beautiful Kootenay Boundary region.

Effective April 2024 hourly rates of pay $42.56 to $52.95. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.

What we offer:

• Financial moving support
• Strong employee benefit package
• Defined Pension Plan
• Mentorship to help orientate, navigate and thrive in your new role
• $1,000 per year to use for courses plus education leave
• Development resources for leadership skills leading to future roles
• Diversity and inclusion ~ bring your whole self to work
• Focus on safety and employee wellness
• Time is best spent in the service of clients

KLH serves as a vital healthcare resource for the residents of the Kootenay Lake region in offering a comprehensive range of medical services, including emergency care, surgery, maternity services, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, and mental health support. Patients can expect to receive personalized care from a team of skilled healthcare professionals dedicated to their well-being. The hospital’s staff members are known for their compassion, expertise, and commitment to excellence, ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of medical treatment and support. With its focus on patient-centered care and its idyllic natural surroundings, Kootenay Lake Hospital embodies the spirit of community health and wellness in the heart of the Kootenay Lake region.

In this position the Physiotherapist will primarily work with inpatient acute care clients, including general medical, ICU, Acute Orthopedics and Emergency Department patients and Outpatient Clinic as required. Majority of clients seen will be elderly and adult assisting them to reach their desired functional status. The Physiotherapist helps in providing treatment programs which allow clients to be safe and improve their quality of life. The Physiotherapist acts as a physiotherapy resource for other members of the health care team.

The Physiotherapist participates in approved physiotherapy and interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with designated personnel/team and other health care professionals.

This position is eligible for the B.C. Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

About this location
Living in Nelson, British Columbia, is like stepping into a postcard-perfect mountain town nestled amid stunning natural beauty. Situated on the shores of Kootenay Lake and surrounded by towering peaks, Nelson offers residents a harmonious blend of outdoor adventure, cultural vibrancy, and small-town charm. Life here revolves around the great outdoors, with endless opportunities for hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and water sports right at your doorstep. The vibrant downtown core boasts historic architecture, eclectic shops, cozy cafes, and a thriving arts scene, where residents gather to celebrate local talent and community spirit. With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking scenery, and rich cultural offerings, Nelson exudes a laid-back yet dynamic vibe that captivates both residents and visitors alike. In Nelson, you’ll find a tight-knit community where neighbors become friends and every corner reveals a new adventure. Whether it’s exploring the nearby wilderness trails, attending live music performances, or simply soaking in the serene beauty of the lake, life in Nelson is defined by moments of connection, creativity, and appreciation for the natural world. With its welcoming spirit and idyllic surroundings, Nelson offers a lifestyle that’s both enriching and inspiring, making it a truly special place to call home.


• Current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).
• Valid Driver’s license where required.


This position is eligible for the B.C. Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.  We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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