Certified Orthotist - Assistive Technology - Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

​Req ID: 113371
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Orthotics
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-22


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

 

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager of Assistive Technology, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team the Certified Orthotist provides a diverse range of clinical interventions to a pediatric and adult population.  Essential components of this position include a high degree of expertise in decision-making, creativity, interpersonal skills and professional development. The Certified Orthotist provides clinical leadership particularly in complex cases and has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidence informed care. The dynamic environment requires the Certified Orthotist to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with other health care professionals to solve challenging clinical issues. The Certified Orthotist supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The Certified Orthotist will attend clinics, rounds, conference and meetings as required and provide supervision and evaluation of students and/or technicians.


The Orthotist may be required to provide services throughout the Rehabilitation and Supportive Care Services portfolio within a seven day service.

Qualifications

Must hold title of Certified Orthotist from Orthotics Prosthetics Canada

1-3 years of professional experience, ideally in a hospital setting, preferred

Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work independently

Excellent communication, observation and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team setting

Demonstrated ability to critically analyze assessment data and identify treatment needs focusing on a patient-centered approach

Understanding of Privacy legislation and commitment to the protection of personal health information

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.  Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.  Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

 

Hours of Work

* Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$38.79 - $42.72/hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Successful candidates may also be eligible for signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service commitment - Approximately one (1) year return of service for every $5,000 provided to a maximum of three (3) years.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

 

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

 

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