Certified Orthotist - Assistive Technology - Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services [IJ-503]

Certified Orthotist - Assistive Technology - Rehabilitation & Supportive Care Services [IJ-503]

01 Jul
Nova Scotia Health Authority

01 Jul

Nova Scotia Health Authority


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Req ID: 113371

Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII

Company: NSHA

Department: OPCZ Assistive Tech Orthotics 

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT   (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Aug-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 Manager of Assistive Technology, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team the Certified Orthotist provides a diverse range of clinical interventions to a pediatric and adult population.  Essential components of this position include a high degree of expertise in decision-making, creativity, interpersonal skills and professional development. The Certified Orthotist provides clinical leadership particularly in complex cases and has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidence informed care. The dynamic environment requires the Certified Orthotist to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with other health care professionals to solve challenging clinical issues. The Certified Orthotist supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship. The Certified Orthotist will attend clinics, rounds, conference and meetings as required and provide supervision and evaluation of students and/or technicians.

The Orthotist may be required to provide services throughout the Rehabilitation and Supportive Care Services portfolio within a seven day service.


Must hold title of Certified Orthotist from Orthotics Prosthetics Canada

1-3 years of professional experience, ideally in a hospital setting, preferred

Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work independently

Excellent communication, observation and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team setting

Demonstrated ability to critically analyze assessment data and identify treatment needs focusing on a patient-centered approach

Understanding of Privacy legislation and commitment to the protection of personal health information

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 associated costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened 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.  Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Hours of Work

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

Salary Information

$37.6518 - $41.4711/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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