Orthotic Clinician Graduate - Assistive Technology, Rehab & Supportive Care Services

Req ID: 132450
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Orthotics

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: MGMT/NON-Union Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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.



About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Assistive Technology, and under the direction of Certified Clinician, the clinical resident participates as a learner member of the clinical health team providing orthotic care to both inpatients and outpatients, as well as learning to support the evaluation, treatment planning, individualized design, custom fabrication, implementation and maintenance orthoses to enhance patient mobility and/or physical function.  Learners are expected to work collaboratively with the inter-professional health care team and others and to assist the patient in achieving their orthotic goals. 

Please Note: This opportunity only applies to graduates from an accredited education program recognized by Orthotics Prosthetics Canada.  Only graduates who have not challenged the Orthotics Prosthetics Canada Orthotic Clinical Certification exam should apply. The Residency provides the graduate the opportunity to work towards the 3450 clinical hours required to challenge their licensing exam.  Learners must practice under the supervision of a certified clinician until licensure is obtained. Individuals with demonstrated equivalent job experience who plan to challenge the OPC exam in orthotics may be considered. Graduates are solely responsible to complete any application processes required by Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) for the Residency Program and to assume any associated costs, including any OPC membership fees. 

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Two year diploma from an OPC approved Prosthetic/Orthotic Clinical Program; equivalent practical experience may be considered.
  • Applicants are immediately required to register with OPC for residency as appropriate
  • Experience working with patients with physical/cognitive impairments
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and have organizational skills to complete assigned work and manage changing caseloads with support
  • High level of manual dexterity, strong problem solving abilities, computer skills
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality requirements and understanding of infection control procedures
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Occasional travel with the supervising technician/clinician to other NSH sites within the province of Nova Scotia may be required.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


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

  • Approximately 24 months

Compensation and Incentives

$30.08 - $32.09 hourly. 


Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract.


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 Management/Non Union 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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