CoRSU Hospital Orthopaedic Technologist Jobs in Uganda

CoRSU Hospital Orthopaedic Technologist Jobs in Uganda


Fabricate, repair and issue good quality prosthetic/orthodontics (assertive devices and appliances) for patients/users.

Responsibilities

Assessment of patient/user

  • Is responsible for the examination of the patient/user and prescription of prosthetic/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 prosthetic/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 ?t 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 ?t, 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 activity of supporting staff as appropriate.
  • 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 in liaison with Stores
  • 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 programmes about prosthetics and orthotics upon request.

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology
  • Computer knowledge and documentation skills
  • Updated registration and annual practicing licence with Allied Health Professionals’ Council
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children
  • Skills to fabricate Canadian prostheses, Upper limb prostheses, corsets and callipers.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience
  • Experience in rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children
  • Good communication, presentation and social skills
  • Needs to be flexible and creative person
  • Needs to be able to document all activities in the department
  • Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Knowledge of English and at least two Ugandan languages

    How to apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by Monday 14th October 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; CoRSU Hospital Orthopaedic Technologist Jobs in Uganda

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