Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician at Beit Cure Children’s Hospital

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

Beit Cure Children's Hospital

All co-workers are expected to support and embody the following Core Values:

• Christ-like Compassion – “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” — Matthew 25:40
We depend on God alone who is the source of changed lives and transformed communities.
• Faithfulness in Prayer – “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will
for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We love serving children and helping them live life to its fullest.
• Joy in Service – “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” — Psalm 100:2
We do the right thing and keep our promises.
• Integrity Always – “For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in
the eyes of man.” — 2 Corinthians 8:21
We humbly collaborate with our patients, partners, and colleagues for multiplied impact.
 Intentional Relationships – “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” — Hebrews 10:24
We strive to deliver the highest standard of care and professionalism in our work
• Commitment to Excellence – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for
human masters” — Colossians 3:23

This position requires the co-worker to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith.


Job Title: Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician
Reports Directly to: Lead prosthetist/orthotist
Staff Reporting to Position: None
Department: Medical Services


Fabricates high quality prosthetic and orthotic devices under the direction of prosthetic/orthotic clinicians that improve the mobility of children with disability and enable their full participation in society. Works with lead prosthetist/orthotist to develop workshop capacity including training of workshop assistants.


1. Prepares and fills prosthetic/orthotic casts aligned according to clinician instructions
2. Uses standard techniques including thermoforming and lamination to fabricate orthoses and prosthetic sockets.
3. Prepares additional prosthetic/orthotic components including sewing leather straps, bending and attaching metal uprights and joints.
4. Assembles and aligns devices ready for fitting
5. Finishes prosthetic and orthotic devices to high standard for delivery to patients.
6. Adapts footwear according to clinician specifications including shoe raises, wedges and flares
7. Documents the components and techniques used in the fabrication of a device.
8. Maintains inventory of supplies and materials
9. Communicates with prosthetic/orthotic clinicians to ensure that treatment plans are on track
10. Evaluates devices at each stage of fabrication to ensure high quality and patient safety
11. Replaces or repairs broken components including straps, padding, lining, rivets etc. as directed by clinician
12. Trains orthopedic workshop assistants in prosthetic/orthotic fabrication and repair.
13. Demonstrates ongoing personal and professional development by undertaking relevant trainings including CPD activities as may be organized inside or outside the hospital
14. Adheres to BCH and MOH protocols and documentation standards
15. Performs routine maintenance of tools and equipment and reports any malfunction to the immediate supervisor or appropriate person(s) as soon as possible
16. Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor


• Minimum of 2 years experience in a prosthetic/orthotic workshop with competence in thermoforming, lamination, metal-bending, leatherwork, shoe adaptation, router operation.
• Experience fabricating pediatric devices and assembling modular prosthetic devices is highly desirable
• Good communication skills with peers, superiors, patients and their families
• Ability to handle or process confidential documents or material in an appropriate manner
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, establish priorities, and work independently.