Careers

About The Business
Orthopro is an independent Orthotics and Prosthetics practice that services the Greater Wellington Region and beyond. We currently require two enthusiastic Orthotist Prosthetists to complement our expanding practice. The candidates will need to be dedicated and able to work independently as well as be part of a close-knit team. We are offering a competitive salary based on relevant experience with the prospect of future involvement in the business if desired. To find out more about this position or to apply for this position please email us at info@orthopro.co.nz.

 

About The Role

  • Design, manufacture and fit orthotic and prosthetic devices, based on physicians’
    prescriptions plus examination and measurement of patients through a holistic
    approach taking into consideration the individual disabilities, age and cultural
    beliefs.
  • Measurement and fitting of medical compression garments.
  • Measurement and modification of surgical footwear and insoles.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, taking into account
    the importance of family, whanau and community in the rehabilitation of an
    individual.
  • Make modified plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with orthoses or prostheses.
  • Select materials and components to be used on device design.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify orthotic and prosthetic appliances.
  • Train, and supervise support staff, like orthotic and prosthetic assistant technicians.
  • Constructs fabricate appliances or supervise others constructing the appliances.
  • Demonstration and instruction of orthotic and prosthetic devices to healthcare
    workers with regards to the application and maintenance of such devices.
  • Update skills and research new ways to construct as well as use orthotic and
    prosthetic devices.
  • Maintain patients records.
  • Practice safe working routines and housekeeping procedures at all times according
    to the Health and Safety Act.
  • Other assigned duties from time to time to meet Orthopro service or contractual
    requirements.

Skills And Experience

– Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the field.

– Peoples skills.
– A proper understanding of:

  • The New Zealand Healthcare system including the governance structures, policies,
    and legislation on healthcare services in New Zealand would be an advantage.
  • Holistic health of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and palliative care of
    patients.
  • Different rehabilitation models including Maori health models.
  • The importance of multi-disciplinary team approach and the importance of family,
    whanau, and community in rein rehabilitation of an individual.

 

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver’s licence?
  • What’s your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?