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Certified Orthotist

Position Summary

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), located in Kamloops, B.C., has an immediate Term Specific, part-time (0.80 FTE) Certified Orthotist opening.

What we offer:
• Effective April 2024 hourly rates of pay $37.89 to $47.31.
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• Financial moving support
• Strong employee benefit package
• Defined Pension Plan
• Mentorship to help orientate, navigate and thrive in your new role
• $1,000 per year to use for courses plus education leave
• Development resources for leadership skills leading to future roles
• Diversity and inclusion ~ bring your whole self to work
• Focus on safety and employee wellness
• Time is best spent in the service of clients

RIH stands as a prominent healthcare institution serving the interior region of B.C. Renowned for its comprehensive medical services and commitment to excellence, RIH offers a wide range of specialized care, including emergency medicine, surgery, maternity services, cancer care, and mental health support. With its state-of-the-art facilities, skilled healthcare professionals, and dedication to patient-centered care, the hospital provides residents with access to high-quality healthcare close to home. As a vital hub for medical innovation, research, and education in the region, the RIH continues to play a crucial role in promoting health and wellness in the communities it serves.

In this role, you'll design and fit orthoses that enhance our clients' functionality and quality of life. Your responsibilities will include assessing clients' needs, designing and selecting suitable orthoses, and making necessary adjustments. You'll also evaluate existing orthoses and recommend repairs or replacements as needed. This unique position offers the successful Certified Orthotist an opportunity to work with complex orthotic cases including spinal, pediatrics, trauma, neuro and post-surgical procedures.

As our Certified Orthotist, you'll collaborate with an interdisciplinary team, other healthcare providers, and suppliers, ensuring our clients receive the best care possible. You'll also play a key role in promoting our orthotic services and staying abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the orthotics field. Administrative duties will also be part of your role, including supervising and providing work direction to Orthotic staff.

About this location | Living in Kamloops offers a blend of urban amenities and outdoor adventure set against the backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Situated at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers, Kamloops boasts a semi-arid climate with warm summers and mild winters, making it an ideal playground for outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Residents enjoy easy access to a wealth of recreational activities, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and fishing, with numerous parks and trails scattered throughout the city and surrounding areas. Beyond its natural attractions, Kamloops offers a vibrant cultural scene, with art galleries, museums, and festivals celebrating the region's Indigenous heritage and artistic community. The city also boasts a thriving culinary scene, diverse shopping options, and a welcoming atmosphere characterized by its friendly residents and strong sense of community spirit. With its affordable cost of living and quality healthcare and education systems, Kamloops provides a high quality of life for individuals and families seeking a balance between urban comforts and outdoor adventure in the heart of British Columbia's interior.

Qualifications

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).

Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01820780

Employee Type:

TERM SPECIFIC PART TIME (0.80 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL

Location:

Kamloops

Department:

RIH ORTHOTICS

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER AND/OR DESIGNATE

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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