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

​Req ID: 141244
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Prosthetics
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Status: NSGEU
 Healthcare 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 to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

Recruitment Incentives

Successful candidates may be eligible for a $5,000 - $10,000 signing bonus and up to $5,000 of relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract.


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Assistive Technology, and under the direction of Certified Prosthetist, the Registered Prosthetic Technician is an integral member of the clinical health team that provides prosthetic care to both inpatient and outpatients.  Registered technicians provide technical expertise towards evaluation, treatment planning, individualized design, custom fabrication, implementation and maintenance of limb prostheses to enhance patient mobility and/or physical function.  Registered technicians work collaboratively with the inter-professional health care team and others to provide optimal prosthetic care and to assist the patient in achieving their prosthetic goals. 

Registered technicians work with patients daily and indirectly by contributing in the prosthetic evaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, re-evaluation and ongoing care.  Registered technicians work closely with prosthetists to ensure the quality and integrity of prostheses 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.

About You

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

  • Two year diploma - Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician Program plus completion of a two year (3450 hours) Technical Internship supervised by a Registered Technician or Certified Prosthetist
  • Registered as a Registered Technician Prosthetic RTP(c), or as both a RTP(c) and RTO(c)
  • Successful Completion of the National Technician Registration Examination (Orthotics Prosthetics Canada)
  • Registration in good standing with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada
  • Experience working with patients with physical/cognitive impairments
  • 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

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


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

Compensation and Incentives

$29.81 - $36.54 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 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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