Orthotist/Prosthetist (505510)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 14, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for an Orthotist/Prosthetist vacancy.

Orthotic Prosthetic Services Tasmania (OPST) is a State-wide service providing a wide range of orthotic, prosthetic and custom seating and wheelchair services. The position involves provision of outpatient orthotic services for adults, adolescents and paediatrics.


$61,194 to $93,623 per annum


Allied Health Professional Level 1-2


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time, day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP until 1 October 2021


Orthotics Prosthetic Services Tasmania – Hobart


In the role of Orthotist/Prosthetist you will:

  • Provide high quality, client-centred orthotic and/or prosthetic services and lead other staff and clinical teams within OPST to achieve optimal outcomes for all clients.
  • Inform and train clients and carers. Assist clients to develop new skills relevant to optimising the success of their orthotic / prosthetic management.
  • Institute appropriate procedures for the provision of orthotic/prosthetic treatment by assessing neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders, formulating prescriptions, fabricating and providing orthoses and prostheses, and following a treatment plan.

  • Provide background knowledge and guidance for other health professionals regarding specialised procedures and complex orthotic and/or prosthetic service types.
  • Participate in the planning, development and review of orthotic and prosthetic services within the Tasmanian Health Service and assist with the implementation of new or modified orthotic and prosthetic treatment methodologies.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and evidence of membership of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) Generic Orthotist-Prosthetist HP1-2 (September 2020) HPRNL (1).pdf

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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf

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How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Richard Dyson-Holland
State Manager – Orthotic Prosthetic Services Tasmania
Phone: (03) 6166 7377
Email: [email protected]

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