The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Ltd. (AOPA) is the peak professional body representing orthotist/prosthetists in Australia.
AOPA self regulates the profession and sets standards and codes which are upheld by the membership.
Currently AOPA has over 400 members and represents more than 80% of all practicing orthotist/prosthetists in Australia.
A recent report released by SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health) reveals that Australians with three common health conditions – stroke, diabetes and osteoarthritis – could avoid surgery or recover more quickly if they had access to multidisciplinary teams of health professionals.
The evidence provided in this report supports the key points raised in AOPAs recent Federal Government submissions.
The Orthotic & Prosthetic Services is WA's leading provider of technology services for clients presenting with acute, subacute, and chronic disabilities. It provides services to both inpatient and outpatient clients currently at Fiona Stanley Hospital, State Rehabilitation Service and Royal Perth Hospital as well as services to clients of other Western Australian hospitals and organisations referred to the Services.
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Unit at RCH seeks a full time Grade Three Orthotist for this challenging and responsible leadership position in the unit. There is an interesting and challenging Orthotic caseload, with the opportunity to provide innovative solutions for complex patients. Although previous paediatric experience is highly desirable, it is not essential, and this position provides an excellent opportunity for applicants to develop their paediatric clinical skills in a well-supported environment with an interesting patient mix, working alongside experienced and enthusiastic Orthotists.
As part of a dynamic team you will have the opportunity to work in both orthotics and prosthetics and see a large part of country South Australia while enjoying a diverse working environment, social lifestyle and an easy going community. Working for Country Health SA means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, and be part of an inter-professional approach to holistic health care.