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Prosthetic Technician Graduate – Assistive Technology, Rehab & Supportive Care Services

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 17, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 105851 Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
– QEII Company: NSHA Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Prosthetics Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Status: Paymaster position Posting Closing Date: 8-Jun-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.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager of Assistive Technology, and under the direction of Certified Clinician or Registered Technician, the Prosthetics technical intern participates as a learner member of the clinical health team providing orthotic and/or prosthetic care to both inpatients and outpatients, as well as learning to support the evaluation, treatment planning, individualized design, custom fabrication, implementation and maintenance of prostheses and orthoses to enhance patient mobility and/or physical function.

Learners are expected to work collaboratively with the inter-professional health care team and others care and to assist the patient in achieving their prosthetic or 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 Technician registration exam or the Clinical Certification exam should apply.

The Internship/Residency provides the graduate the opportunity to work towards the 3450 technical hours/3450 clinical hours required to challenge their licensing exam.

Learners must practice under the supervision of a registered technician or certified clinician until licensure is obtained.

Individuals with demonstrated equivalent job experience who plan to challenge the OPC exam in orthotics or prosthetics may be considered.

Graduates are solely responsible to complete any application processes required by Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) for the Internship/Residency Program and to assume any associated costs, including any OPC membership fees Qualifications Two year diploma from an OPC approved Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician or Clinical Program; equivalent practical experience may be considered.

Applicants are immediately required to register with OPC for residency/internship as appropriate Experience working with patients with physical and 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.

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 Applicants will be screened based on the above qualifications.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.

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 Long assignment, Full-time position Beginning as soon as possible until May 21, 2023 These are anticipated dates and are subject to change Salary Information $22.2557/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 ab ove.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

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.

Only online applications are accepted.

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