HEALTH SCIENTIST II (ORTHOPAEDIC) - 1 POST

Employer: KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL CENTRE(KCMC)
Date Published: 2017-08-25
Application Deadline: 2017-09-09

JOB SUMMARY:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

i.    Educate and advise patients on how to use and maintain artificial limbs and body support devices;
ii.    Fabricate various related appliances;
iii.    Design and fitting orthoses and prostheses;
iv.    Assess patient’s needs before they have artificial limb or appliance fitted;
v.    Take measurements and using computer modeling, 3D printing to produce a design of prostheses and orthoses;
vi.    Explain a finished design to a technician who will produce the final product;
vii.    Carry out follow-up checks with patients to see how they are coping with their devices;
viii.    Making sure the appliances or limb is functioning properly and is comfortable to the patient;
ix.    Carry out adjustments;
x.    Participate in research, consultancy and professional development program (PDP) activities in his/ her laboratory (department);
xi.    Instruct undergraduate and postgraduate students during practical;
xii.    Responsible for plans and implementation and maintenance programs for all facilities in the department;
xiii.    Participate in development and organization of training programs for junior staff in the department;
xiv.    Responsible for the on job training of technicians; and
xv.    Perform any other duties as assigned by his/her Superior.


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Holder of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from a recognized University

REMUNERATION: Salary Scale TGHS C

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