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2021 Virtual Conference

 

We all deserve the freedom to continue our journey.  When a life-changing injury or illness strikes, we help patients reclaim their lives and realize their potential.  Alberta Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre combines the feel of a patient-centric village with the effectiveness of an outcome-based clinic. Here, patients receive individualized care that addresses all aspects of person and possibility in the journey from crisis… to hope… to realizing potential.  We are passionate about realizing potential – our patients’ and our own. AOPC is looking for a full-time, permanent, Certified Orthotist to add to our team and provide comprehensive patient care, under the direction of the clinic manager.

 

Accountabilities:

 

  • Complete patient assessment, following best practice guidelines, to ascertain a patient's needs and develop a suitable care plan.
  • Provide information to the patient, family, and involved health care professionals regarding potential advantages and disadvantages of a device to ensure understanding of the treatment plan and cooperation of the individuals involved.
  • Shape capture as is appropriate for the treatment
  • Select appropriate materials and components based on patient criteria to ensure optimum 
    strength, durability, and function
  • Provide guidance to the technician who will assist in producing the finished device.
  • Aid in the sculpt, design and/or fabrication of devices, as required, to comply with the patients physiological and biomechanical requirements.
  • Provide continuing patient care to ensure proper fit and function of the orthotic 
    device by periodic evaluation.
  • Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for

    improvement. 

  • Work collaboratively with others engaged in patient management (e.g. Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, family members, and funding agencies).
  • Responsible for building and developing orthotic business relationships with medical professionals and identifying appropriate opportunities in all aspects of orthotic treatment in conjunction with the Clinic Manager.
  • Provide alterations or adjustments to devices as required.
  • Provide professional consultations to patients or other professionals
  • Provide education and guidance to other staff and allied professionals
  • Provide direct or indirect supervision of clinical residence or technical interns as required by AOPC management
  • Provide direction to administrative staff regarding scheduling appointments/follow-up sessions for patients.
  • Provide clear chart notes as per the requirements of your professional, licensing body and AOPC management
  • Provide direction to support staff regarding billing for patients
  • Have working knowledge of relevant billing practices for the different paying agencies and comply with all rules and regulations that they have outlined.

     

     

  • Have a working knowledge of Opie and its many facets as it relates to day to day practice through continual learning as outlined in the Opie Learning Portal and/or AOPC management
  • Have working knowledge of all technology that AOPC has adopted ie. Office equipment, computer equipment/programs, phone system, etc.
  • Clinical staff members will be expected to participate in, develop reference material for or lead educational workshops
  • Clinical staff may be expected to travel for patient care or to attend educational conferences
  • Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place. 
  • Perform any other duties that are deemed relevant to the position at the Clinic Manager’s request
  • Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the core values of AOPC: Compassion, Thought Leader, Innovative, Courage and Humility.

Education/Certification/Licensure

 

  • Minimum of a four (4) year bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science field (e.g. Kinesiology, Nursing, Biomechanics, Biology, or Engineering) from an accredited university.
  • Graduate of an Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) approved and recognized post-secondary clinical Prosthetic/Orthotic education program required.
  • Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) Certified Orthotic Clinician

     

     

    Qualifications and Skills

     

  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other disciplines.
  • Demonstrated professional judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to perform both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments with a minimum of supervision.
  • Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practice in the academic and clinical fields of health care knowledge.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of OPIE preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

 

4 years of relevant experience is preferred.

 

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