Makes decisions related to a wide range of orthotic and prosthetic devices and formulates the program of patient care related to these devices.
Undertakes specialized biomechanical assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation (e.g. scoliosis, cerebral palsy, etc.).
Provides accurate measurements for orthosis at pre-operative assessment.
Formulates an individualized orthotic or prosthetic treatment plan using a range of treatment options in order to formulate a program of care.
Designs and specifies appropriate custom and pre-fabricated prosthetic & orthotic devices and arranges for manufacture.
Takes casts or 3D scans for manufacture of appropriate orthoses/prostheses according to agreed management plan.
Performs necessary adjustments to custom or pre-fabricated braces as required for patient comfort and function.
Monitors patient progress and modifies treatment plans according to changing clinical outlook.
Ensures accurate and clear paperwork is provided with all orders to enable correct manufacture in the specified time frame.
Performs positive cast rectification where appropriate.
Checks and ensures orthosis fulfills technical specification and quality aspects, before supplying it to the patient.
Demonstrates and teaches the safe use of materials/equipment to clients and/or care-takers as required.
Ensures arrangements are made to return the orthosis to the manufacturer in case it does not meet the specification within the agreed time frame.
Communicates effectively with patients and care-takers to ensure understanding of prosthetic & orthotic conditions.
Interacts with patients for assessment and treatment this may include patients with e.g. special needs children, babies, patients with hearing loss or those in pain.
Works within multidisciplinary teams when required in key areas such as diabetes, orthopedics and pediatrics.
Takes responsibility for care and adjustment as necessary and maintenance of equipment as appropriate.
Maintains patient information confidentiality whether formally or informally recorded.
Maintains compliance with all infection control and safety regulations and policies when dealing with equipment and patients.
Works towards the achievement of agreed key performance indicators for self and unit by ensuring staff accountability in competing required information to inform these KPI’s.
Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings in the service and maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of equipment and materials.
Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory.
Leads Performance Improvement activities and committees on the service as assigned.
Provides documented evidence of own performance and maintenance of skills consistent with the position. This includes a Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners Continuing Professional Development Profile for licensure.
Bachelor’s Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics
5+ year’s clinical experience as an Orthotist with clinical expertise across the competencies of the profession
Examine patients for illness or injury, plan and provide treatment in the form of medicines and therapies and refer them to specialist providers if necessary
Conduct routine adult physicals as well as youth sports physicals
Practice active listening and excellent communication skills with patients, their families and all staff, addressing patient concerns as the highest priority
Document treatments on digital charting software, adhering to Community Clinic’s medical charting standards, including ongoing progress notes and test results
Work with other physicians and support staff as a team in order to collaborate on diagnoses and perform procedures such as splinting broken bones, stabilizing a patient for hospital transport and wound suturing
Provide education to patients and families regarding medical conditions and their treatment options as well as preventative care strategies of nutrition, exercise and hygiene
Order laboratory tests such as white blood cell count, blood sugar and x rays and interpret test results
Current MD licensure
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, patience and empathy