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Orthotist / Prosthetist Specialist

negotiable Expires in 1 month

JOB DETAIL

Job Description

  • 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.

Skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Experience:

  • 5+ year’s clinical experience as an Orthotist with clinical expertise across the competencies of the profession
  • Demonstrated experience in pediatric care.

Certification and Licensure:

  • Licensure in country of origin
  • Eligible to be licensed in State of Qatar