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Orthotist / Prosthetist

Adelaide Metro, SA

Full Time

$65,487 - $79,942

Orthotist/Prosthetist

  • Central Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Salary AHP-1 $65,487/$79,942 (pro rata)
  • Full-time temporary from 16/1/23 up to13/1/25

South Australia has some of the best beaches, world famous wine regions, the Fringe Festival, the fantastic Adelaide Oval and enviable award-winning food and dining experiences. Adelaide consistently ranked in the world’s 10 most liveable cities throughout the 2010’s and in 2021 Adelaide was ranked the third most liveable city in the world. Adelaide has more affordable accommodation and less traffic congestion with easy access to all facilities from the beach to the Adelaide Hills and scenic regional areas. With a population of over 1,300,000, Adelaide has all of the advantages of bigger cities without the dense population and expense.

About the Role

Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) sits within SA Health as South Australia’s most populated health network, servicing nearly 464,000 South Australians with sites including the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and many more. Our consumers come from diverse backgrounds, being any users of the health service. These may include inpatients, outpatients, and other support services (Integrated Care, SA Dental, Prison Health Service, DonateLife SA, Imaging, Pathology, BreastScreen SA and Pharmacy).

You will provide high quality Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) direct clinical services for inpatients and outpatients of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and associated clinics provided by the O&P service within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). You will undertake assessment of a variety of clinical conditions, along with the prescription, modification and review of appropriate interventions. Engaging in productive interactions with patients and their families, you will keep abreast of new developments in O&P and contribute to the implementation of new interventions and technologies. Applying your clinical expertise to the delivery, development and continuous improvement of quality O&P services appropriate to the goals and expectations of the health service, you will problem solve at both a clinical and technical level, but with support from the more senior professional staff. As well as managing an independent clinical case-load on and off-site, you will participate in quality assurance, ongoing professional development and research activities within the O&P Service.

You will need to hold a degree or equivalent qualification appropriate for Orthotists and Prosthetists, and have experience in Prosthetics and Orthotics practice within a multidisciplinary setting. Working well as part of a team, you will be capable of working under pressure to meet set deadlines and demonstrate effective time management skills. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will equip you to interact effectively with patients and families from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Benefits of Working at CALHN
From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, and a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

  • Salary packaging: Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.
  • Diversity and inclusion: CALHN supports and fosters a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work. The culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions.
  • Flexible working arrangements: Voluntary flexible working provisions have been introduced to enable CALHN employees to better balance work, personal life and family commitments.
  • Opportunity for movement across the SA Health system: There are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and your career at one of our many metropolitan or regional sites

About CALHN

We’re looking for talented staff to join us and help us to shape the future of health through world-class care and world-class research and achieve our vision of being in thetop 50 health services in the world and top 5 in Australia.

Each day presents our nearly 15,000 employees with an opportunity to perform at their best, not because they are expected to, but because they want to as they work together to achieve our strategic ambitions. Together we’re committed to delivering the very best in care for the community in line with our organisation’s values.

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network includes South’s Australia’s major quaternary facility, theRoyal Adelaide Hospital,The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, theHampstead Rehabilitation Centreand theRepat Health Precinct. We also deliver mental health services atGlenside Health Services and at a range of other locations across the metropolitan area.

Our Statewide clinical services includeBreastScreen SA,SA Pathology,SA Medical ImagingandSA Pharmacy. Community health services includeSA Dental(including School Dental Services),SA Prison HealthandDonate Life SA.

Application Information:

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 806870

Enquires to

Kaelene White Telephone:7074 2728

Email: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

11.55 pm Friday 21 October 2022

Attachments

Download File806870 RD Orthotist - Prosthetist.pdf

Australian applicant guidelines

International applicant guidelines

Job Ad Reference 806870
Date Listed 22 September 2022
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