Orthopaedic Technologist (1 Position)

Job Ref No: CHJ/OCT/J115 | Closing Date: 31/August/2022


Reports To:

P&O Team leader

Supervises:

Orthopaedic Workshop (OWS) Assistants, Shoe Artisan, and Volunteers


Objective of the position:

Fabricate, repair and issue good quality prosthetics/orthotics (assistive devices and appliances) for patients/users.

Assessment of patient/user

  • Is responsible for the examination of the patient/user and prescription of prosthetics/orthotics; and advises on the design of the prosthetic/orthotic device interface, suspension and selection of the proper components.
  • Advises on relevant aspects of pre-surgical, post-surgical, medical and therapeutic management of individuals requiring prosthetic/ orthotic devices.
  • Records and reports any pertinent information regarding patients/users and their families, including a determination of expectations and needs.
  • Communicates appropriate information to patients/users and their families.

Fabrication, Fitting and Issuing of prosthetics/orthotics

  • Identifies physical and other relevant characteristics of the patient/user.
  • Formulates a range of prosthetic or orthotic designs including selection of materials, components and additional aids.
  • Is responsible for all casts and measurements required for proper fabrication and fitting.
  • Modifies positive and/or negative models and/or layouts of design to obtain optimal fit and alignment.
  • Carries out fitting, static and dynamic alignment and, where appropriate, preliminary training and initial check-out.
  • Performs and/or supervises fabrication of the prosthesis or orthosis.

Evaluation and follow-up

  • Advises the team and participates directly in final check-out and evaluation of fit, function and cosmesis.
  • Instructs the patient/user or family in the use and care of the device.
  • Takes part in follow-up procedures as well as maintenance, repair and replacement of the appliance.
  • Recognizes the need to repeat any of the identified steps in order to optimize fit and function.
  • Collaborates and consults with other multidisciplinary team members engaged in the management of the patient/user.          

Management and supervision

  • Supervises the tasks of supporting staff and manages workshop activities assigned to him/her, including:
  • use and maintenance of tools and equipment
  • maintenance of safe working environment and procedures
  • inventory and stock control
  • appropriate record keeping
  • production quality control
  • Devises improved job methods for increasing efficiency.
  • Liaises with various disciplines/departments involved in client rehabilitation whenever required.

Training and education

  • Supervise and take part in the training of orthopaedic technologists, technicians and bench workers.
  • Train and demonstrate to colleagues and other professionals concerned with prosthetics/orthotics and also to community and other interested groups.
  • Participate in Information, Education and Communication (IEC) sessions for patients and attendants.
  • Participate and contribute to the process of continuing professional development.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments concerning prosthetics/orthotics and teaching techniques.
  • Participate in community rehabilitation programs about prosthetics and orthotics upon request.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology.
  • Up-to-date registration and annual practicing licence with Uganda Allied Health Professionals’ Council.
  • Skills to fabricate Canadian prostheses, Upper limb prostheses, corsets and callipers.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience.
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children
  • Computer knowledge and documentation skills.

How to apply:

  1. NB: Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of academic qualifications clearly indicating position applied for).
  2. Write to The Head of Human Resource, CoRSU Hospital P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to recruitment@corsuhospital.org.
  3. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews. The closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday,31st August,2022.

Qualified persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.



Closing Date: 31/August/2022