Orthotic -Prosthetic Technician II
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
High school graduation or GED and basic science course and two (2) years experience in Orthotics/Prosthetics or related technical experience.
- Operates and provides basic maintenance for machinery to fabricate devices.
- Pours molds for rectification, vacuum forming, or laminating of prosthetics and/or orthotics.
- Assembles orthoses and/or prostheses for delivery. Vacuums form plastics over positive models. Contours metal joints to model or tracing.
- Laminates orthoses and/or prostheses for fabrication by constructing lay up with various materials.
- Fabricates and applies straps to devices for suspension by measuring lengths of straps, cutting, and sewing.
- Maintains inventory to stock lab with materials and prosthetic and/or orthotic supplies; contacts vendor to acquire costs for materials.
- Responsible for keeping laboratory in good operating condition to provide efficient and safe environment for fabrication of devices.
- Documents services provided to outside practitioners to produce report for monthly billing.
- Organizes and documents prosthetic and/or orthotic incoming projects.
- Responsible for cleanliness of laboratory; ensures safety procedures are followed in laboratory to prevent injury to self and others.
- Picks up and delivers device or materials.
- Provides working supervision to new technical staff in orthotic or prosthetic procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- This position supports faculty providers by fabricating prosthetic and orthotic custom devices fro direct patient care.
- The position will also include training students with their fabrication techniques.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.