Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician - Tenders Global

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

University of California, San Francisco


Ortho-Orthotics & Prosthetic

Full Time


Job Summary

Working under general supervision of the Department Director and specific supervision of the unit Clinical Manager, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician is responsible for assisting with the creation of custom prosthetic and orthotic devices by fabricating constituent parts and assembling those parts into completed devices. The technician is also responsible for stocking and ordering fabrication inventory and maintaining lab cleanliness.

The fabrication of Orthotic and Prosthetic devices requires knowledge of and experience with plaster models, socket lamination, foam shaping, thermoforming plastics and other materials, the mechanical principles related to orthotic and prosthetic use and the mechanical and technical craftsmanship to use laboratory tools safely and effectively.  The Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician must be able to work from oral or written instruction with minimal direct supervision, to fabricate prosthetic and orthotic components, and to perform assembly of those components into a final prosthesis or orthosis. It is expected that the technician produces consistent products that are in keeping with quality standards set by the Clinical Manger. The technician is also expected to have excellent time management and planning skills needed to meet fabrication deadlines. Good verbal communication skills, basic computer knowledge: able to carry and push/pull over 60 pounds.

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Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% – 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.

For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.

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Department Description

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is responsible for the department’s academic, teaching, patient care professional services and research activities under the UCSF School of Medicine (SOM). The department has over 250 academic and staff personnel at multiple sites (University of California – UC, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay – MB, San Francisco General Hospital – SFGH, and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center – SFVAMC). The Orthotic and Prosthetic Department provides joint patents care with numerous services across the UCSF health care system.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent Technical aptitude. Demonstrated mechanical ability and hand eye coordination is required to use laboratory tools safely and effectively
  • Proven ability to work independently from oral instructions
  • Proven ability to read and interpret specification and dimensions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to use precision measuring instruments
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills for communication with others
  • Proven ability to work individually and as a team player
  • Strong time management and planning skills; Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Basic computing skills
  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from standard practice
  • Possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in fabrication of both Prosthetic and Orthotic devices
  • Applicant must have knowledge in the following:  socket lamination, assembly of prosthetic componentry, foam shaping, plastic pulling/shaping/smoothing, plasterwork, static alignment, and ability to effectively use an industrial sewing machine
  • Prior experience as an orthotic/prosthetic technician working in a fast paced, multi-practitioner environment

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Technical & Technologist

Bargaining Unit

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – Patient Care Technical Unit (AFSCME-EX)

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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