- Evaluate prosthetic needs and requirements of clients (both children and adults)
- Present opinions and rationale to clients/families and team members
- Responsible for the design, fabrication and fitting of upper and lower extremity prostheses
- Determine most effective prescription, assess fit of the prosthesis and adjust as needed
- Evaluate gait and ensure functional needs of the clients are met
- Perform all required aspects of prosthetic treatment plans
- Initiate cost estimates for the payment of prosthetic devices from ADP and other paying/funding agencies
- Assess and discuss manufacturing needs/componentry requirements with the technical staff
- Interact with members of the interdisciplinary team and community providers to ensure an integrated service approach
- Communicate in a timely and effective manner
- Provide education and instruction to the client regarding the proper care of the prosthesis and skin
- Provide education to students, visitors and other interest groups
- Participate in research activities undergoing in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department
- In partnership with clients, families and the interdisciplinary team, provides Client and Family Integrated Care which is goal directed, evidence based and outcome oriented
- Support and respect the client/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences
- Base practice on established policies and procedures
- Participate in quality improvement activities and support the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for staff, clients and families
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. There may be additional duties assigned as required.
- Certified Prosthetist with the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO)
- Graduate of an Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) accredited school or equivalent
- Certification in both Prosthetics and Orthotics will be considered a valuable asset
- Myoelectric experience preferred
- Experience working with children preferred
- Ability to design and fabricate custom or one-of-a-kind prosthetic devices
- Ability to effectively organize time and meet deadlines and to maintain schedule flexibility while ensuring quality of prosthetic services/products
- Proven ability to effectively address sensitive/complex issues with clients and families
- Skills related to clinical aspects of prosthetic design and working knowledge of latest prosthetic technology
- Demonstrated skills related to the technical aspects of prosthetic design and manufacture
- Excellence in the delivery of custom or one-of-a-kind prosthetic devices
- Demonstrated understanding of a Family Centered Care service delivery model
- Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines while ensuring high quality prosthetic services/devices
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary and diverse team
- Strong and effective organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and time-management skills
- Promote implementation of the highest quality control standards, latest technological developments and evidence-based practices in the field to improve quality of life of clients
- English language skills required to effectively communicate with colleagues and members of the public
- Report writing, basic computer skills
- Ability to effectively meet deadlines while ensuring quality of prosthetic services/products
Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.
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