Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist - Wellington New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist - Wellington New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

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Job ad - Clinical Prosthetist-Orthotist - Wellington- March 2019

20 March 2019

Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist - Wellington New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

Full time, permanent position
Report directly to the Central Regional Manager

The vision of the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is 'independent and productive lives for the people we care for'. NZALS is a specialist healthcare provider that manufactures high technology medical devices, mainly artificial limbs, for individual patients with an integrated rehabilitation and coordination of care service.

With the patient at the centre of everything we do, NZALS' has a new strategy that will see a significant evolution in services to our patients. This position will directly contribute to this strategy through prescribing and maintaining prosthetic limbs appropriate to the patient’s needs and capabilities, a vital role in ensuring we deliver a world class service to all patients. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a passion for persevering the contralateral limb and providing orthotics to diabetes and vascular patients in an effort to appropriately prevent amputation.

The ideal candidate will have the following skill set, (linked to the themes of our 2021 strategic plan):

  • Service to prescribe and fit prosthetic and orthotic devices to enable patients to achieve their individual goals. Actively participate in patient clinics and multidisciplinary team meetings to appropriately prescribe prosthetic and orthotic devices and contribute to your patient’s rehabilitation plan.

  • Expert Workforce the successful candidate will have a degree in prosthetics and orthotics or equivalent, (as defined by NZALS’ Service Agreement with ACC) and will ideally be a member of NZOPA. Candidates are also required to demonstrate relevant experience as a Prosthetist/Orthotist and have commitment to developing/building experience in manufacturing and repairing customised prosthetic limbs and orthotic devices.

  • R&D/Technology you will have a passion for embracing technology and research to improve the patient experience and outcomes for patients; and a strong desire to continually improve processes and standards to gain operational efficiencies.

  • Equity a desire to provide patients with access to technology and service based on need.

We are looking for a Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist to be based in our Wellington Centre. You will report directly into the Central Regional Manager and you will be required to also conduct some of the technical work required for your patients.

To see the job expectation/position description for this role and other NZALS vacancies, please visit http://www.nzals.co.nz/careers/current-vacancies/.

To apply for this role, please email a cover letter and your CV to careers@nzals.co.nz with the subject heading “Wellington Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist vacancy”. Applications close Friday 05 April 2019.

This is fantastic opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of patients in New Zealand.

Posted: Mon 01 Apr 2019

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