Prosthetic & Orthotics Technician

Competition #


Job Title

Prosthetic & Orthotics Technician 


Rehab Engineering 



Work Type



AIIO personnel paramédical 

Shift Assignment

As assigned 

Bilingualism Required


Police Check Requirement



RLHC-ONA Paramedical 

Salary Information

$25.58 - $29.44

Application Closing Date

Posted until filled.

Join Northeastern Ontario’s Health Care Leaders!


Status: Permanent Full-Time 

Location: Sudbury, Ontario 

Bilingualism Required – Unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

Shift Assignment – Days Monday - Friday


An exciting new opportunity awaits you within a dynamic and growing health care environment in Sudbury, Ontario. Home to over 330 lakes and rivers, the City of Greater Sudbury is the place to live, play, and learn with year-round access to some of Ontario’s greatest scenery and outdoor experiences.


Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking an innovative individual for the position of Prosthetic & Orthotics Technician. While in this role, you will have the opportunity to support the Prosthetic (e.g. artificial limbs) and Orthotic (e.g. braces) services provided to both inpatient and outpatient clients, and work collaboratively with health care professionals in the fabrication, design, and repair of all devices.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a two (2) year Diploma as an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician, from an accredited college. Current Certificate as a Registered Prosthetic Technician (RTP), Registered Orthotic Technician (RTO), or both is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates that possess a minimum of six (6) months’ related experience.


We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.


We also offer Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)! All employees are eligible to join immediately upon hire.HOOPP is a defined benefit pension plan, and one of the leading pension plans in Canada. HOOPP is a multi-employer pension plan, meaning it can be transferred between many organizations in the province. HOOPP is currently offered in over 600 organizations in Ontario. For every dollar an employee contributes to HOOPP, the employer (HSN) contributes $1.26, meaning the plan is 55% funded by the employer, and 45% funded by the employee.


Funding is available to HSN staff to enhance employee development including required training/education as well as professional growth and development.


We also provide support through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which is available for all HSN staff and family members regardless of status, position, affiliation, etc.


If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to view the full job description on the HSN Careers Website.

Pending/recent graduates are encouraged to apply!


Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to requisition # 2096 on the HSN Careers Website at This position will be posted until filled.



Support the Prosthetic (e.g. artificial limbs) and Orthotic (e.g. braces) services provided to both inpatients and outpatients, and work collaboratively with health care professionals in the fabrication, design, and repair of all devices.



Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Rehabilitation Business Development.



  1. Assemble, build, and create artificial limbs and braces, and participate in the design of these devices to meet the specific needs of clients.
  2. Utilize molds, tracings, and written and verbal instructions to fabricate each device to be unique to each patient.
  3. Fabricate specialty items that are not related to Prosthetic and Orthotics for other departments (e.g. keyboard guide covers for speech and augmentative communications, shoe lifts for physiotherapy assessment, etc.).
  4. Fit devices to patients independently or with clinical personnel and provide the patient with wearing instructions and device care.
  5. Adjust, modify, and repair devices as per the clinicians’ specifications; repair or improve various items to assist other departments (e.g. russet leather wrist restraints and zippers on Operating Room (OR) transfer stretchers).
  6. Assess and troubleshoot patients’ devices to diagnose and determine cause of malfunction.
  7. See patients and staff for proper fitting of regular and specialty footwear, off-the-shelf soft-goods, bracing, and interface products for their Prosthesis and/or Orthotic.
  8. Participate and provide input into the design process of Prostheses and Orthotics in consultation with the Orthotist or Prosthetist.
  9. Create custom-made devices in a three-dimensional (3D) patient model or directly customize devices to a patient's body part; make allowances for adjustments to the patient’s changing needs.
  10. Remain abreast of new technology, fabrication techniques, and materials to fabricate devices that are lightweight, durable, and functional; ensure to include clinician’s criteria and the appropriate technical standards of construction or inventive construction designs to facilitate ease of repairs and maintenance.
  11. Provide regular maintenance checks on the machine; contact HSN maintenance personnel if repairs are required beyond the scope of the Prosthetic and Orthotics Technician.
  12. Ensure all chemicals are stored properly and that Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) policies are followed and reviewed.
  13. Ensure a safe work environment, maintain education and handling procedures of hazardous and toxic materials used in the manufacturing process, and ensure a suitable inventory is maintained.
  14. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
  15. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  16. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  17. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
  18. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required. 
  19. Perform other duties as required. 





  1. Minimum of a two (2) year Diploma as an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician, from an accredited college.
  2. Current Certificate as a Registered Prosthetic Technician (RTP), Registered Orthotic Technician (RTO), or both is preferred.
  3. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.



  1. Minimum of six (6) months’ related experience is preferred. 



  1. Demonstrated biomechanical and anatomical skills with the ability to build and fit custom-made devices to each individual.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of pathologies being treated by the service.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of material sciences and their stress modulus (e.g. metals, plastics, leather, foams, and wood), and structural and architectural design to ensure the materials and components used in each device can withstand the forces and movements involved in the function.
  4. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  5. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  6. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  7. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  8. Demonstrated ability to manage routine correspondence, multiple tasks/projects, diversified workload and rapidly changing priorities and challenging deadlines.
  9. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
  10. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.



  1. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  2. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  3. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  4. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  5. Ability to travel between local sites.


Selection Process:  Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.