Orthotics & Prosthetics Technician I in Tampa, FL at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    2900 North Rocky Point Drive
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/24/2019

Job Description

The O&P Technician I duties include, but are not limited to, performing orthotic and / or prosthetic technical duties under the supervision of the Lab Supervisors, which are detailed in the performance standards. The O&P Technician I will demonstrate competence in the fabrication, adjustment and repairing of all orthotic and/or prosthetic appliances.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently fabricates and repairs standard orthotic or prosthetic appliances, examines structural integrity and cosmesis according to standards (inserts, shoe lifts MAFO, Boston, B/K or B/E)

  • Fabricates and repairs complex devices – seeking input from supervisor and others as needed (KAFO, A/K, partial foot, HKAFO’s W/D, A/E)

  • Makes accurate decisions concerning material selection for each project, using input from practitioners concerning patient’s size, diagnosis and activity level

  • Demonstrates plaster-working abilities through: cast sealing and preparation, plaster mixing and pouring to produce a solid model with minimal aeration or imperfections.

  • Demonstrates attention to quality by producing clean project with even contours, smooth edges and secure parts. Identifies deficiencies and seeks input concerning re-fabrication if necessary. Makes sure that all screws are lock-tight, and that the Orthosis or Prosthesis is structurally safe and in good working order

  • Plans and prioritizes the work week to accomplish routine responsibilities within the prescribed timelines

  • Adjusts schedule with assistance from supervisor to expedite emergency fabrication or repairs as needed

  • Supports research in any needed Orthotic/Prosthetic technician capacity

  • Maintains and supplies inventory of both fabricated parts and on stock Orthotic/ Prosthetic devices and supplies

  • Fulfills other duties as assigned, to help keep a smoother operation of the department

  • Achieves goals on set performance plan

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with CAD/CAM and foam models

  • Fulfills other duties as assigned, to help maintain efficient department operation

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

  • 1 or more years of orthotic and/or prosthetic fabrication experience in a laboratory or private firm required

Minimum Education Required/Preferred:

  • High School or GED required

  • Certification and licensure with orthotics & prosthetics preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

  • Sound knowledge in all areas of orthotic and prosthetic fabrication.

  • Ability to fabricate structurally sound and neat orthotic and prosthetic devices.

  • Ability to demonstrate competence in the fabrication, adjustment and repairing of all orthotic and/or prosthetic appliances.

  • Ability to work with chemicals and work safely with equipment and infection controls.

  • Professional, effective communication skills necessary to cooperate and work with practitioners and other technicians.

 

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