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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

Shriners Hospitals For Children

This is a Full-time position in Philadelphia, PA posted September 1, 2021.

Job Description

Shriners Hospital for Children – Philadelphia is currently seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) Technician II for our Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics (POPS) Department. The O&P Technician II independently fabricates orthotic and prosthetic devices, including highly technical devices such as KAFOs, repairs O&P devices as required, maintains inventories, and utilizes time management and cost effective strategies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Independently fabricates and repairs standard orthotic and prosthetic devices
  • Fabricates and repairs complex devices (KAFOs, HKAFOs, etc)
  • Makes accurate decisions concerning materials selection for each project, using input from practitioners concerning patient size, diagnosis and activity level
  • Demonstrates attention to quality by producing clean projects with even contours, smooth edges, aligned joints. Identifies deficiencies and seeks input concerning refabrication if necessary
  • Operates shop equipment, machinery, and tools in a safe and correct manner
  • Serves as a reso urce for the development or creation of innovative design and fabrication of devices

Shriners Hospitals for Children is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing challenging and rewarding careers in an environment based on our corporate values – excellence, innovation, commitment, integrity, teamwork and stewardship.

Job Requirements:


          Minimum of three years of orthotic fabrication experience, including:

o   Comprehensive knowledge in fabricating, modifying, adjusting, and repairing orthotic devices, with a specific focus in metal contouring

o   Excellent technical skill evidenced by strong experience utilizing a variety of hand and power tools, machines and materials, and working closely with a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist required.

          Experience using an Electronic Medical Record preferred, along with experience or willingness to be trained in OPIE and VORUM (CAD) software programs.