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orthotics-prosthetics Practitioner Trainee (full-time, Days) - Seattle, WA #7634629

Company: University of Washington

Date: 09/27/2020

City: Seattle, WA

Employment type: Full-time

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Harborview's Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, Ortho/Prosthetics Practitioner Trainee (Prosthetic/Orthotic Resident). The Resident is in a year-long position, supervised by licensed, ABC certified Prosthetist/Orthotist. The resident participates in patient care commensurate with his/her level of advancement and responsibility. Resident will assess the prosthetic/orthotic needs of patients, design, modify and fit devices. The Resident will work collaboratively with other team members and demonstrate skills outlined in UW Service Culture guidelines. NCOPE guidelines and directives will be followed. Residency track and plan for project completion will be determined with the assistance of the Residency Director and Mentor. Resident must be reliable, must take initiative in his/her own clinical development, and must be able to work as part of a team. This person should be coachable and open to various points of view.


Assesses patients and determines the prosthetic or orthotic needs of a diverse patient population

Identifies impairments and functional limitations of individuals with limb loss or orthotic needs. In collaboration with team, including patient, designs and implements interventions that meet biomechanical and functional objectives

Directs fabrication requirements

Modifies device as needed. Follows up with patient to ensure effectiveness of device

Demonstrates competency in gait observation including normal and pathologic gait

Works with support staff to monitor WIP and ensure all projects are on track

All work is supervised by a licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist Practitioner

Performs other duties as required or assigned


Graduation from an accredited Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner program


Equivalent education/experience.

Knowledge of: common methods, practices and materials used in fabrication of orthoses, prostheses, and adaptive equipment; use and care of hand and power tools.

Ability to: interpret drawings and specifications; perform ordinary arithmetic; comprehend forms in space and understand relationships of plane and solid objects; work within precise tolerances; use hand and power tools with skill; work safely.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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