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
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner program OR 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.
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.