Certified Prosthetist - Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Req ID: 119183
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Prosthetics
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment   (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:  NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Aug-22

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager of Assistive Technology, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team the Certified Prosthetist 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 Prosthetist 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 Prosthetist to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with other health care professionals to solve challenging clinical issues. The Certified Prosthetist supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The Certified Prosthetist  will attend clinics, rounds, conference and meetings as required and provide supervision and evaluation of students and/or technicians.


* Must hold title of Certified Prosthetist from Orthotics Prosthetics Canada

* Two (2) years of prefessional 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.

Hours of Work

* Long assignment, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning December 1, 2021 until September 1, 2022

These are anticipated dates and subject to change

Salary Information

$38.79 - $42.72/hourly


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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