Ended Prostheses and Orthoses Technician (P&O)

The Job

TITLE: Prostheses and Orthoses Technician (P&O)

Duty base:  Sana’a, aden

THE ORGANIZATION

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/en/s/index.html

GLOBAL OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Under the direct responsibility of the Project Officer:

Support and implement Prostheses and Orthoses activities of the HI project(s) for the targeted population. He/she will be working collaboratively with HI physiotherapist and Physiotherapist assistants of HI supported health facilities, Physiotherapist, physiotherapist assistant and prosthetics and orthotics technicians of external service providers to ensure that services provided  to the beneficiaries in need of Prosthesis and Orthosis (P&O) are in line with HI minimum standards.
The P&O technician will work in the health facilities o/and through a mobile team in the different health facilities within the HI targeted area of Yemen.

HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIPS

Line manager: Project Officer

Technical Line manager+1:  Field Technical Advisor-physiotherapist (FTA)

Team Managed: None

Strong functional link with: Rehabilitation Field Technical Advisor, Physiotherapist and PSS colleagues, case manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS DESCRIPTION

Identify and assess beneficiaries with amputation and or other impairments to determine their prosthesis and orthosis needs:

  • Identification, assessment, selection, appropriate pre-prescription of the beneficiaries in need of prosthesis and or orthosis
  • Ensure that the beneficiaries  pre-selected are the most in need of prosthesis/orthosis,
  • Informing the beneficiaries and the caregivers of the importance of the Prosthesis and Orthosis (P&O) services on improving their physical situation and the different steps to follow in order to achieve it.
  • Participating in final selection of beneficiaries of prostheses and or orthosis and refers them to contracted service provider for assessment and prescription of the devices

Ensure secure and appropriate Prostheses and Orthoses (P&O) interventions  by the service provider:

  • Ensure that the service provider conduct proper assessment and prescription of the device needed by the beneficiary.
  • Ensure that the service provider deliver P&O care according to the guidelines of HI’s emergency interventions.
  • Ensure that the service provider offer services based on the outcome of the assessment and the defined objectives between them, the beneficiary, the caregiver and you.
  • Follow up do ensure proper alignments and fitting of devices
  • Follow up to ensure gait training and delivery of P&O devises
  • Ensure proper collaboration between the service provider’s physiotherapist and HI PSS worker during gait training and PSS sessions.
  • Regular field visits activities to ensure the timely follow-up of the beneficiary by the service provider
  • Ensure that the service provider personnel is taking into account the  security and contra indications of the beneficiary that may arise during the prostheses and or orthosis sessions and take appropriate precautions as necessary as possible
  • Ensure that the device is adapted to the beneficiary and with the caregiver they are provided education on care and maintenance of devices;
  • Assess the readiness of the beneficiaries for discharge and inform the Field Technical Advisor and project officer or Project Manager to review and validate the discharge.
  • Ensure a proper post discharge by the service provider follow up of the beneficiary in order to ensure that no part of the prostheses/orthoses has been damaged and it is still well fitted.
  • Ensure that the beneficiary’s’ information is well documented and relevant copies shared with HI after discharge.

Provide technical support to the HI Physiotherapist, Physiotherapist and physiotherapist assistant of  the health facilities supported by HI on identification, assessment and service provision of people in need of Prostheses and or Orthoses

  • Providing technical guidance to HI Physiotherapist, physiotherapist and physiotherapist assistant of health facilities supported by HI at each step of rehabilitation process of people in need of prostheses and or orthoses: identification, assessment, provision of service including assistive devices, pre-prostheses/orthoses training and advice to the beneficiaries and their caregivers and referrals for P&O process.
  • Provide regular technical support to the HI physiotherapists, Physiotherapist and physiotherapist assistant of health facilities supported by HI through field visits to ensure the quality of the Physiotherapy services delivered to people in need of prostheses and or orthoses while hospitalized or attending medical clinic.

Report data, follow-up cases with service provider and organize daily and weekly activities.

  • Have the Sessions follow-up form  after each intervention done on a beneficiary by the service provider
  • Close monitoring  of the beneficiaries  to ensure a qualitative follow-up by the P&O service provider
  • Reporting weekly to Project Officer or, in his/her absence, the Project Manager, about activities done in compliance with M&E tools
  • Participating in lessons learned analysis and tools adjustment
  • Suggesting  any potential areas of intervention based on observation as a result of doing your work
  • Provide a handover/end of mission report

Supporting the Rehabilitation Field Technical Advisor and the PSS Field Technical Advisor in the delivery of quality comprehensive P&O services to the beneficiary.

  • Participating and co-facilitating group sessions for  P&O beneficiaries in close collaboration with the PSS worker
  • Facilitating awareness session in collaboration with HI’s PSS worker to support beneficiaries and their caregivers on how to continue with functional rehabilitation care and advice while at home after discharge.

Participating in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities

  • Collecting data as per the framework defined by the Field Technical Advisor and/or the Project Manager
  • Identification and analysis of project good practice and lessons learned to be incorporated in the development  of new projects

Demonstrate An Ethics And Professional Practice

  • Respect beneficiary confidentiality.
  • Address needs and requests in a professional way.
  • Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
  • Always interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers
  • Always ask the permission to touch or to apply any treatment or maneuvers to someone.
  • Always respect a refusal of treatment.
  • Show abilities and competences to execute an efficient rehabilitation intervention.
  •  The position requires a very high level of flexibility and is subject to evolve in order to respond to
  •  Additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.

Note: This job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.

The P&O could be roving across HI coverage area. Depending on the need of the implementation, the P&O technician on occasions may be required to stay overnight outside of Sana’a City. In the case of required overnight stay, he/she will be accommodated and compensated in line with HI policy regarding required overnight stays for work related matters.

JOB CHARACTERISTICS / REQUIREMENTS:    

Mandatory:

  • Diploma in Prostheses and Orthoses.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in providing Prostheses and Orthoses.

Preferred competence and skills:

  • Projects related to emergency rehabilitation with NGO/INGO preferably in emergency context
  • Strong technical skills in Prostheses and Orthoses
  • Global Knowledge on emergency functional rehabilitation & Prostheses and Orthoses is desirable
  • English language skill
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high level of personal organization and flexibility
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and to HI’s mandate
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Proactive,  hardworking and conscientious
  • Strong organizational skills

Willingness and Ability

  • Travel in and around Aden, Sana’a and Amanat Al Asimah or any other governorates to provide rehabilitation services as may be required.
  • On occasion, stay overnight outside of Sana’a City (where operations are presently based) as field movement require

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • Based in Sana’a,Aden with frequent movements to the field
  • Start: ASAP
  • 30 day leave/year + benefits (transport allowance, health insurance, life insurance)
  • The working hours are the following: 8:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minutes lunch break) from Sunday to Thursday.
  • Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labor law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.   
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates may please send their CV with cover letter in English, with the reference in the email subject: YEME/HR/2018/PROG/P&OTECH/SANA’A+Applicant full name
    Deadline for applications is 011:30 pm on Thursday 13th  December 2018
  • Please address all applications to: jobs@yemen.hi.org
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Handicap International, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Handicap International
  • Category: Others
  • Location: Aden, Sana'a
  • Posted on: 4 December 2018
  • Deadline: 13 December 2018

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