Orthotist Prosthetist
Wellington, Newzealand
5d ago
source : Hireejobs

About the business and the role Orthopro is an independant Orthotics and Prosthetics practice that services the Greater Wellington Region We are requiring anOrthotist Prosthetist to join our team Job tasks and responsibilities Provide care to patients within the frameworks of the New Zealand Healthcare system including the governance structures policies and legislation on healthcare services in New Zealand Provide care taking into account different rehabilitation models including Maori health care models Design Manufacture and fit orthopaedic and prosthetic devices based on physicians prescriptions plus examination and measurement of patients through a holistic approach taking into consideration the individuals disabilities age and cultural beliefs Measurement and fitting of medical compression garmentsMeasurement and modification of surgical footwearConfer with prescriber and patient to formulate specific prescriptions for orthopaedic or prosthetic devicesLiaison with nursing staff allied health professions carers family and whanau on use and care of appliancesWork within a multidisciplinary team taking into account the importance of family whanau and community in the rehabilitation of an individual Maintain patients recordsMake modify plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with prostheses or orthoses for use in the device construction processSelect materials components to be used based on device designRepair rebuild and also modify prosthetic orthopaedic appliancesConstruct fabricate appliances or supervise others constructing the appliancesTrain as well as supervise support staff like orthopaedic and prosthetic assistants techniciansShow as well as explain orthopaedic prosthetic appliances to healthcare workersUpdate skills as well as knowledge by attending conferences seminars research and attendance of training coursesResearch new ways to construct as well as use orthopaedic prosthetic devicesEmploy safe working routines and good housekeeping procedures at all timeOther duties assigned from time to time to meet Orthopro service or contractual requirementsMaintain practicing requirements for Orthotics and Prosthetics Skills and experience Proven experience in Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical and Manufacturing Good peoples skills A proper understanding of New Zealand Healthcare system including the governance structures policies and legislation on healthcare services in New Zealand A thorough understanding of holistic health of an individuals with disabilities older adults and palliative care of patients An understanding of different rehabilitation models including Maori health models Understanding of the importance of multidisciplinary team approach and the importance of family fanau and community in rehabilitation of an individual

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