Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) has a relief, full time opening for a Certified Orthotist.
Days of work are Mondays through Fridays 08:00 to 16:00 hours. This position will provide coverage until July 2023, or return of incumbent. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan, plus generous vacation after your first year of employment. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
What Will You Work On?
Receiving referrals, assessing clients’ needs, designing and/or selecting appropriate orthoses, fitting and adjusting orthoses, examining and evaluating existing orthoses and making recommendations for repair/replacement. Orthotists are supported by technical rehab and administrative support staff while providing In-Patient and Out-Patient Services.
How Will You Create Impact?
Working in Acute Care and Outpatients at KGH, this position designs and fits orthoses to enable clients to function better and improve their quality of life. It offers a unique Orthotist experience working in the rehabilitation setting within the hospital. The Orthotist consults with interdisciplinary team members, other health care providers and suppliers, promotes orthotic services, and maintains knowledge of current trends and new technology in the field of orthotics.
How Will We Help You Grow?
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Department is a full service department integrated with the Rehabilitation Centre. The Orthotist will receive support from the Professional Practice Leader (PPL) and current Orthotists and Technical staff on-site, as well rehabilitation colleagues from across Interior Health.
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for a Certified Orthotist with desire to work within the public practice environment. The Orthotist will have excellent oral and written communication abilities & be able to connect with people from all types of backgrounds. The Orthotist will be creative in supporting clients’ goals while assessing extent of disability and measuring client to established dimensions of orthosis. The Orthotist will be an active and engaged team member, able to respectfully communicate and resolve conflict in a timely manner.
• Completion of recognized Orthotics Program and two years’ recent experience in a rehabilitation health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Certification in Orthotics from the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO) and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO).
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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