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Position Details
Reference Number 406880
Position Title Permanent Part time Grade 3 orthotist
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification orthotist/ prosthetist level 3 part-time
Salary $93,000.00 - $96,113.00
Hours per Week 22.80
Number of FTE 0.60
Purpose of Position

Contribute to the coordination and delivery of comprehensive orthotic services to children, young people and adults who attend the Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) and Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) orthotics department.

Ensure an effective learning environment for all staff and students in regard to orthotic management.

Contribute to the planning and development of the orthotic department service, particularly in the area of adult orthotics and work health and safety.


The services provided will be evidence based and will contribute to the efficacy of medical treatments.

Relieve other relevant senior orthotists as required.



The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is currenly recruiting to a new level 3 permanent part-time position. The succesful applicant will be providing advanced orthotic management to adult patients, including spinal injuries/ trauma, neuromuscular and vascular conditions.

Demonstatred expertise in management of the high risk foot, and lymphoedema would be advantageous. An understanding of work health and safety requirements is essential.

The succesful applicant will be joining a large, busy department with 6 full time technicians and full on-site manufacturing facilities, 2 admin staff and 10 orthotists providing orthotic services to a tertiary paediatric and adult hospital, with a statewide spinal injury rehab service.  


This position is Permanent Part Time working 22.8 hours per week and is classified as an Orthotist/Prosthetist Level 3.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria 1. A minimum of a bachelor of P&O providing eligibility for registration with the AOPA.

2. Extensive post graduate experience working with vascular/ lymphoedema, neuromuscular and spinal injury/ trauma adults requiring complex orthotic management. Advanced skills in assessment, patient centred care, design and manufacture of a range of complex orthoses.

3. Recognised source of expert knowledge in orthotic provision functioning as a clinical consultant with demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning skills.

4. Capacity to provide clinical supervision and support to other Orthotists, Orthotic students, technicians and support staff.

5. Documented involvement in planning, implementing, evaluating and reporting on services including development of clinical innovations and initiatives. A comprehensive knowledge of work, health and safety requirements in a potentially hazardous workshop environment.

6. Willingness and skills to support other clinical areas as required and demonstrated ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Ruth Baker
Contact Number 0293828262
Contact Email ruth.baker@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 26/08/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view