Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician

Job Description

Title: Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ CAT II (Category 2 Diploma degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics) from recognized institute.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Orthotic, physical rehabilitation, Prosthetic
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): NGO, Development Agency, Hospital, Clinic, Medical Equipment

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection, and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host populations affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, and primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices (Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistics
∎ Number of staff: Around 270 National staff and 06 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for Prosthetics and Orthotics Technicians for its Inclusive Emergency Assistance to Crisis-affected Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh" project. Under the operational supervision of the Project Manager and the technical supervision of the Technical Officer-Rehabilitation & Rehabilitation Technical Specialist, the Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician provides Prosthesis and orthosis services to Rohingya communities living in camps.
∎ Job Location: Ukhiya & Teknaf
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to August 2023.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Undertake measurement, fabrication, production, and delivery of Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) devices:
∎ In close collaboration with the Rehabilitation officer and assistant identify and assess the person with disabilities who require P&O services at HI implementing areas of Cox’s Bazar.
∎ Provide appropriate training, assessment, and follow-up of individuals with the device, by performing the necessary technical checks, initial standing and gait training, and providing information about the use, maintenance, repair, and replacement times, while involving caregivers and beneficiaries' families.
∎ Assure all people with disabilities receive quality prosthetics and orthotics, both in workshops and on the field as per requirements
∎ Take into account contraindications and precautions related to the measurement, fabrication, production, and delivery of the orthotic and prosthetic devices to ensure the beneficiary's safety during the service provision. (DO NO HARM).
∎ Fabrication of orthotic devices likes - Hand splints and AFO by using low-temperature Thermoplastic (Orfit/ Technofit).
∎ The basic repair of Prosthetic and Orthotic devices such as AFO, KAFO, Hand splint, etc.
∎ Fabrication of low-cost and custom-made orthotic devices such as Gaiter, Lumber belt, arm sling, etc. by using steel strip, cotton, cloth, Velcro, etc.
∎ Fabrication or adjustment of shoes and sandals – height adjustment, Arc adjustment, etc.
∎ Custom fitting and adjustment of ready-to-use orthotic devices such as AFO and Lumber belt etc.
∎ Repair and maintenance of assistive devices such as a wheelchair, crutch, etc.
∎ Fabrication of low-cost positioning devices such as corner sitting, CP chair, Standing Frame, cylindrical and incline wedge/cushion, etc.
∎ Follow and respect policies and procedures of P&O service provision down by the rehabilitation TU and management.
∎ Maintain individual files for each person with a disability receiving P&O devices and carry out regular follow-ups as per the requirement of the particular person.
∎ Maintain all records about service delivery.
∎ Periodic field visits for follow-up with the user and finding out the further development of the devices.
∎ Procurement:
∎ Support to Plan & advise on the installation of equipment in the workshop
∎ Assist and follow up in the procurement of the equipment and materials as required for the workshop production.
∎ Support to prepare a proposal on Orthosis material & relevant purchase and quality check of the materials.
∎ P&O Workshop Setup:
∎ Set up the P&O workshop as per accepted specifications.
∎ Ensure the workshop is barrier-free for easy access for people with disabilities.
∎ Ensure all safety measures are maintained within the workshop to reduce hazards in the operation of various machinery and equipment.
∎ Workshop Maintenance:
∎ Ensure effective and efficient P&O workshop maintenance.
∎ Advise operating management on various costs related to P&O materials, equipment, maintenance, training, and service delivery.
∎ Coordination with Rehabilitation Team:
∎ Maintain necessary coordination with Rehabilitation Therapists.
∎ Ensure required gait training is provided to the clients after prosthetic and orthotic fitments.
∎ Ensure that the beneficiaries receive rehabilitation therapy as required, for example, the release of contracture and healing of stump edema before the fitment of devices.
∎ Work closely with the Rehabilitation team for patient treatment, follow-up, and evaluation.
∎ Reporting and capitalization:
∎ Produce updated reports at regular intervals as required by the management and technical unit in terms of donor and organizational requirements.
∎ Produces case stories with rehabilitation officers as per requirement.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 25 years
∎ Minimum 3 years of active practical working experience in prosthetics and orthotics production.
∎ Be registered with a local association.
∎ Previous I/NGO experience.
∎ Able to work in harsh conditions.
∎ Strong multidisciplinary teamwork approach.
∎ Communication skills in verbal and written Bangla.
∎ Knowledge of disability and development issues in Bangladesh.
∎ Communication skills in both verbal and written Bangla are necessary.
∎ Sensitized on issues related to child protection, protection of gender-based violence, etc.
∎ Experienced in Humanitarian Context, preferably in the field of rehabilitation, and inclusion.
∎ Experience working in a multidisciplinary context.
∎ Knowledge of the Chittagonian/Rohingya language is a strong asset.
∎ Knowledge of English and/or Burmese language.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary:
∎ Tk. 47439 - 51663 (Monthly)
∎ Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working in Cox`s Bazar District. Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification, and budget availability.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ Leave: Sick Leave, Annual Leave, Medical Leave and Event Leave as per HI Policy.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2022

Company Information:
∎ 12 Sep 2022
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web : https://hi.org/en/index
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 3 References (Current & Last Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to bdjobs.com by Sunday, 25 September 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of equivalent qualifications with other candidates.HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.HI is committed to a safe workplace for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. The humanitarian principles focus on equity and inclusion with a solid commitment to these values. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional life.Any sort of persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants. Please be noted that this position will be confirmed after confirmation of the award.

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