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Orthotics Resident – Orthotics

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Winnipeg, MB posted June 7, 2020.

Requisition ID: 13201 

Position Number: 20024443

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Orthotics 

Job Stream: Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $25.970, $27.595, $29.221, $30.836


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Orthotics/Certified Orthotist and concurrent with extensive self teaching in preparation for the OPC exam, the incumbent assesses, measures, fabricates and fits orthoses.NOTE: The degree of supervision received and the complexity of the tasks performed are in accordance with the incumbent’s demonstrated proficiency.


  • Previous education and experience in the assessment, measuring and fitting of Orthoses as obtained in the OPC approved educational program required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards required.
  • Completion of an Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) accredited clinical Orthotics school program or OPC approved equivalent training and approved by OPC for entrance into an Orthotics Residency.
  • The ability and initiative to self teach is essential.
  • In addition to extensive self teaching, on-the-job training will be provided by a Certified Orthotist to prepare the incumbent for the OPC certification examination in Orthotics.
  • As a condition of employment, the incumbent must commit to write and pass this examination within four years from date of hire.
  • In addition, the incumbent must attend relevant continuing education programs in orthotics on an ongoing basis as requested by the Coordinator of Orthotics.


  • Acceptance into an OPC Orthotics Residency and maintenance of good standing within the Residency. Must acquire the skills and knowledge to achieve successful OPC Certification in Orthotics within 4 years from date of hire.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other disciplines.
  • Demonstrated professional judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to perform both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments with a minimum of supervision.
  • Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practice in the academic and clinical fields of health care knowledge.
  • Computer literacy.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Must demonstrate adequate strength, agility, motor coordination and dexterity for assessment, fabrication and fitting of orthoses.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.
  • May be required to occasionally work extended hours.
  • May be required to work a variety of shifts.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.