Registered Orthotic Technician - Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Req ID: 117633
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Orthotics
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT   (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-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 Program Manager of Assistive Technology, and under the direction of an appropriate, certified Clinician, the Registered Orthotic Technician provides technical expertise towards evaluation, treatment planning, individualized design, custom fabrication, and maintenance of assistive devices, primarily orthoses, to enhance patient mobility and/or physical function. The Registered Technician works collaboratively with the inter-professional health care team to provide optimal care and to assist the patient in achieving their orthotic goals.

The Registered Technician works with patients directly and indirectly by contributing to the orthotic ongoing care. The Registered Technician works closely with the certified clinician to ensure the quality and integrity of orthoses provided to patients meet the physical and functional needs of the patients and their goals by ensuring the materials and components used are best evidence informed practice. Registered Technicians incorporate critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication to deliver high quality care to patients.


* Registration in good standing with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (annual renewal)
* Minimum of two years’ experience (Technical Internship is considered experience)
* The registered technician must have the ability to communicate well with patients, families and the health care team
* Possess excellent interpersonal skills and have organizational skills to complete assigned work and manage changing caseloads
* 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
* Successful external 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 relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Hours of Work

* Two (2) Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$27.9487 - $34.2676 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.


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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