Orthotic And Prosthetic Technical Officer Grade 1


Reference: 36042

Orthotic Technical Officer


  • Full Time, Ongoing

  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital

  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite parking

The Hospital:

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. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/
The Role:
Orthotic Prosthetic Technical Officers are an essential part of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Unit. They are responsible for the fabrication and finishing of a wide range of orthoses and prostheses. This Grade One Orthotic Prosthetic Technical Officer is a foundation position within the team. The successful applicant will be required to work closely with other technicians and clinicians to manufacture orthoses and prostheses and the various parts of these to a high technical standard.
They will be responsible for managing their own workflow and time to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner, and that they maintain stock levels they are responsible for. They will have the ability to transfer solutions from one task to another, and have or develop the skills to provide customised solutions for individual patients, in collaboration with the clinician. They will also be expected to adhere to the department’s stringent OH&S policies.
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • be highly motivated, with a sound work ethic and a commitment to high standards of quality in their work;

  • demonstrate sound working knowledge of small hand tools, and larger workshop machinery;

  • have a practical knowledge of manufacturing techniques in some of the areas of plastic work, fibreglass lamination, excellent finishing skills including buffing, grinding and sewing;

  • understand and commit to safe work practises, with WH&S knowledge required;

  • have excellent communication skills, to fit with a dynamic team of both experienced and developing practitioners;

  • be able to adopt computer literacy relevant to WH&S recording, and job tracking;

  • be willing to learn new techniques, skills and fabrication methods as introduced to the service;

  • Job suited to persons who have a practical trade background, or practised in carpentry, metal work, plastics work, upholstery or fitting and turning.

If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!
Why work at the RCH?
That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!
The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.
We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.
We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!
The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.
Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.