Team Lead - Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3H 4K4

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 117632
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Orthotics/Pros Other
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT   (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-21

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 Assistive Technology (AT) Program Manager,  the AT Team Lead provides leadership, innovation and support to the Assistive Technology Department (primarily the Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics areas)   with the goal of developing, managing, monitoring and evaluating clinical processes, production and workflow to meet clinical outcomes, service and production standards.   The AT Team Lead, in collaboration with the Manager, is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting the patient and workflow tracking system, ensuring patient throughput occurs in a timely manner and staff workload is balanced to achieve optimal quality and productivity. The AT Team Lead acts as a mentor and coach for peers, staff and learners and develops, implements and evaluates strategies to address program/unit/team specific learning and best practices and assists in bridging any identified learning needs or gaps in practice.

The AT Team Lead works closely with the program manager, professional practice coordinators, managers, physicians, referrers, patients, staff and other stakeholders to ensure timely, coordinated quality care is provided to the patients and families and any products dispensed through the department are meet criteria for production quality, timeliness and appropriateness. 


* Bachelor’s degree, typically in the health sciences related to Rehabilitation

* Registered or Certified in good standing with a professional organization such as Orthotics Prosthetics Canada or College of Pedorthics of Canada

* Professional training in an AT health profession and registration in good standing with the appropriate professional college or credentialing organization

* Three to five years of clinical experience ideally in a hospital setting required

* Demonstrated experience and understanding of Assistive Technologies

* Lean Six Sigma Training, preferred

* An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered by the employer

* Demonstrate success in collaborating with others

Additional qualifications

* Project Management experience

* Leadership qualities such as ability to engage and motivate others,  self-awareness, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

* Strong problem-solving , change management and clinical reasoning skills

* Superior level of communication

* Demonstrate sound judgement, common sense, flexibility and compassion

* Understanding and appreciation of high quality, innovative, efficient services

* Understanding of privacy and confidentiality legislation, policies and practices and understanding of infection control procedures


* 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 additional costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work

* Permanent, Part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$35.6981 - $43.4694 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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