Purpose of the role
Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians will fabricate/repair artificial arms and legs for patients who have either
lost a limb or were born missing a limb. They will also fabricate special orthotic devices such as splints, neck
collars, braces and special footwear, to support a patient’s limbs or spine or to relieve pain caused by illness
or injury to provide maximum fit, function, appearance and workmanship.
This role reports to Associate Centre Manager / Centre Manager.
Fabrication / Manufacturing
• Fills casts
• Assembles pre-fabrication components
• Drapes mold orthoses with high temperature thermoplastics.
• Laminates prostheses
• Removes prostheses/orthoses from casts and finishes rough edges
• Assembles post-fabrication components.
• Prepares prostheses/orthoses for fitting by the Prosthetist/Orthotist
• Assists the Prosthetist / Orthotist with fitting, where required
• Sews leather, performs metal work and attaches to prostheses/orthoses
• Documents the components and techniques used in the fabrication of a device
Repair of Prostheses / Orthoses
• Assesses and overhauls existing prostheses/orthoses as per Prosthetist/Orthotist instructions
• Replaces broken parts on prostheses/orthoses (e.g., broken metal uprights, torn or worn straps,
worn padding or lining, socket/liner replacements etc.
Contribution to Custom services revenue
Implementing Standard Work and Quality Protocols
Practice Standard Work Documentation
Implementing Safety Standards and Protocols
Strive for Results
Commit to Customers
Act for Change
Ability to using a range of hand tools as well as large / heavy equipment and molds
P & O Knowledge
P & O Fabrication Skills & Techniques
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Associate Centre Manager / Centre Manager
Workshop and Material Management
Learning and Growth
Minimum Educational Qualification
Diploma in Prosthesis and Orthosis
Relevant Work Experience
Minimum years of experience – Minimum of 1+ years