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Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician II

Company: Shriners Hospitals For Children
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

The O&P Technician II independently fabricates orthotic and prosthetic devices, including highly technical devices, with direction and guidance from other technicians and practitioners. The O&P Technician II will do so quickly and efficiently with limited supervision. The O&P Technician II will also repair prostheses as required, maintain inventories and fabricating devices with enough lead time to meet the set delivery date for each device. The person in this role will assist practitioners with casting and fitting as requested by the practitioner. Up-to-date fab tracking in OPIE is required. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Device Fabrication and Technical Knowledge

  • Independently demonstrates the knowledge and technical skills to correctly fabricate orthotic/prosthetic devices.
  • Independently fabricates and accurately repairs neat appearing and structurally sound standard and highly technical prosthetic or orthotic devices utilizing optimum time management and cost savings techniques in fabrication.
  • Ensures devices are fabricated within deadlines.
  • Ensures cosmetics of orthosis/prosthesis alignment of joints and appropriateness trim lines are satisfactory to practitioner and patient.
  • Makes certain final product is smooth, uniform in thickness when indicated, and conforms to model. Uses componentry and materials selected appropriately for patient height, weight and activity level.
  • Follows product manufacturer---s guidelines.
  • Follows specifications on work orders.
  • Communicates effectively with practitioner regarding devices.
  • Provides guidance to technicians in all areas of fabrication as needed. Serves as a resource for the development or creation of innovation design and fabrication of devices. Maintains accurate documentation in Fab Tracker. Responsible for Fabrication of Top Quality Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices
    • Modifies casts and/or prepares drawings for fabrication independently.
    • Prioritizes work for fabrication sequence.
    • Supervises and assists technicians as needed. Provides orthoses/prostheses in reasonable amount of time according to department general guidelines or time constraints as requested by physicians. Safety
      • Completes department-specific and hospital-wide safety requirements.
      • Complies with safety programs.
      • Maintains clean, safe, clutter-free and orderly environment.
      • Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working in all phases of fabrication and repair of O&P devices.
      • Utilizes proper equipment and departmental safety precautions and equipment to reduce fumes and dust whenever possible.
      • Maintains and cleans equipment in the O&P laboratory.
      • Takes leadership role in maintenance and repair of all laboratory equipment. Job Requirements:The qualified candidate will have experience in the following areas:
        • 3 years of orthotics & prosthetics experience in a laboratory or private firm required Minimum Education Required/Preferred:
          High School diploma or GED required ABC Registered Technician certification preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:
          • Sound knowledge in all areas of orthotic and prosthetic fabrication. Able to fabricate structurally sound and neat orthotic and prosthetic devices. Communication skills necessary to effectively cooperate and work with practitioners and other technicians.
          • Able to work with chemicals; able to work safely with equipment and infection controls Current full Covid vaccination status required

Keywords: Shriners Hospitals For Children, Portland , Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician II, Professions , Portland, Oregon

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