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.
AOPC is committed to each team
member’s long term well-being and as such, has partnered with Canada Life to
provide extended group benefits and an opportunity for team members to
participate in the Group RRSP and Deferred Profit Sharing Plan. Team members also have the opportunity to take
advantage of our Health spending and Wellness benefits.
Furthermore, we provide extended break over the Winter Holidays and endless
amounts of Tim Horton’s that roll into our office.
- 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
- 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
- Clinical staff may be expected to
travel for patient care or to attend educational conferences.
- 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.
of a four (4) year bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science field (e.g.
Kinesiology, Nursing, Biomechanics, Biology, or Engineering) from an
of an Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) approved and recognized post-secondary
clinical Prosthetic/Orthotic education program required.
Prosthetics Canada (OPC) Certified Orthotic Clinician
Suite 347, 3750 46 Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2B 0L1