As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours/week), day shift, ORTHOTIST-PROSTHETIST TECHNICIAN.
The Orthotist-Prosthetist Technician is responsible for providing technical support to the orthotic- prosthetic practitioners, utilizing specialized skills to fabricate and repair orthotic and prosthetic devices. This work will be completed at multiple UW Medicine facilities, including the Prosthetic-Orthotic Laboratory, inpatient and outpatient locations at Harborview Medical Center, and inpatient and outpatient locations at UWMC.
The Orthotist-Prosthetist Technician must work collaboratively with the members of the rehabilitation team and effectively communicate with team members, patients, families, and community resource representatives. The Orthotist- Prosthetist Technician is expected to participate in professional development activities.
Perform fabrication techniques for prosthetic and orthotic devices, including lamination procedures, finishing processes for orthoses and prostheses, prosthetic bench alignment, vacuuming forming of orthoses and prosthesis and cast preparation.
Fabricates footwear following specific patient requirements and fit specifications, as determined by P&O provider.
Document work performed for patient billing following current billing procedures.
Prepares positive models for lamination or vacuum forming.
Performs finishing processes for fabricating procedures done to clinician satisfaction.
Demonstrates ability to fabricate spinal orthosis.
Demonstrates ability to fabricate conventional metal orthoses.
Obtains accurate and pertinent fabrication information from the clinician.
Maintains and references fabrication logs / documents.
Provides laboratory supply management by inventorying, ordering and receiving supplies. Tracks purchase orders and reconciles packing slips.
References fabrication manuals, tech sheets and personal records when determining appropriate procedure.
Communicates workload to clinicians when scheduling projects.
Prioritizes workload to maintain efficiency.
Maintains a safe and clean working environment.
Uses personal protective equipment.
Services fabrication equipment when necessary.
Maintains inventory of tools for fabrication use.
Contacts vendors and places orders as needed.
REQUIREMENTS Completion of an accredited Orthotics-Prosthetics Technician program OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.