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SIDRA5019 - Specialist Orthotist - Future Vacancy

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 05-Aug-2020
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Department & Job Summary:

Department Profile:

The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require. Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient/ family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.

Job Summary:

Specialist Orthotist/ Prosthetist evaluates patients and designs, fabricates, fits, maintains and repairs prostheses and orthoses to treat patients with physical disabilities.

Key Accountabilities:
    • Makes decisions related to a wide range of orthotic and prosthetic devices and formulates the program of patient care related to these devices.

    • Undertakes specialized biomechanical assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation (e.g. scoliosis, cerebral palsy, etc.). 

    • Provides accurate measurements for orthosis at pre-operative assessment

    • Formulates an individualized orthotic or prosthetic treatment plan using a range of treatment options in order to formulate a program of care. 

    • Designs and specifies appropriate custom and pre-fabricated prosthetic & orthotic devices and arranges for manufacture.

    • Takes casts or 3D scans for manufacture of appropriate orthoses/prostheses according to agreed management plan.

    • Performs necessary adjustments to custom or pre-fabricated braces as required for patient comfort and function.

    • Monitors patient progress and modifies treatment plans according to changing clinical outlook.

    • Ensures accurate and clear paperwork is provided with all orders to enable correct manufacture in the specified time frame.

    • Performs positive cast rectification where appropriate.

    • Checks and ensures orthosis fulfills technical specification and quality aspects, before supplying it to the patient.

    • Demonstrates and teaches the safe use of materials/equipment to clients and/or care-takers as required.

    • Ensures arrangements are made to return the orthosis to the manufacturer in case it does not meet the specification within the agreed time frame.

    • Communicates effectively with patients and care-takers to ensure understanding of prosthetic & orthotic conditions. 

    • Interacts with patients for assessment and treatment this may include patients with e.g. special needs children, babies, patients with hearing loss or those in pain.

    • Works within multidisciplinary teams when required in key areas such as diabetes, orthopedics and pediatrics.

    • Takes responsibility for care and adjustment as necessary and maintenance of equipment as appropriate.

    • Maintains patient information confidentiality whether formally or informally recorded.

    • Maintains compliance with all infection control and safety regulations and policies when dealing with equipment and patients.

    • Works towards the achievement of agreed key performance indicators for self and unit by ensuring staff accountability in competing required information to inform these KPI’s.  

    • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings in the service and maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of equipment and materials.

    • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory.

    • Leads Performance Improvement activities and committees on the service as assigned.

    • Provides documented evidence of own performance and maintenance of skills consistent with the position.  This includes a Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners Continuing Professional Development Profile for licensure. 

    • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

    • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


    In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • 5+ year’s clinical experience as an Orthotist with clinical expertise across the competencies of the profession
  • Demonstrated experience in pediatric care
  • Licensure in country of origin
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy and neurology
  • Demonstrated manual dexterity and speed to ensure accurate measurements are taken, especially in infants
  • Excellent teaching, mentoring or counselling skills
  • Ability to design and implement interventions to meet individual patient and family needs
  • Ability to function as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary team and communicate and advocate for patient/family needs within this team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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