Seating Devices Technician

  • Company:
    BC Childrens Hospital
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Customer Service

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
is part of the Provincial
Health Services Authority (PHSA)
which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
• Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Seating Devices Technician
Reference # 74557
Regular full time
Wage: $26.51 to $33.03 per hour
3644 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
The Seating Devices Technician is responsible for measuring, customizing, fabricating and delivering positioning and mobility systems for children, both onsite and outreach to meet the specific and unique needs of children with physical and developmental disabilities.
Provincial outreach is required.
Duties/Accountabilities Include:
Measures, drafts, fabricates, designs and customizes equipment for the positioning needs of children. Assesses the effectiveness of the equipment and adjusts as necessary.
Fabricates custom fitted seating systems for clients and performs modifications on mainstream consumer product, customization of commercial adaptive equipment and fabricates custom designed unique products to meet specific patient needs.
Consults with manufacturers of equipment regarding their design and production of new equipment.
With the approval of the Program Manager or Designate, orders shop equipment and maintains departmental supplies and materials.
Prepares and presents manuals and workshops to parents, community therapists and technicians on the principles, maintenance and adjustment of seating systems.
Participates in research and development activities of the Rehabilitation Technology Service of the Neuromotor Program.
Education, Training and Experience
Post secondary education or specialized training related to seating, alternate positioning, mobility, mounting or positioning of other assistive technologies, plus two year’s of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Skills and Abilities
Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to deal with others effectively
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
Ability to organize/prioritize work
Ability to operate related equipment
Ability to relate well with children with disabilities and their families
Ability to relate well with rehabilitation professionals
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