A 150-bed hospital in rural South Asia operates a rehabilitation unit for children with disabilities including a clubfoot program and also adult therapy services. Many of the children seen come with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and as such ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are needed. The orthotist will train local staff on how to do orthosis and will set up a running program that will ensure the sustainability of such a service. This role ranges from a preferred minimum of 1 year up to 3+ years and provides the opportunity to partner with an international team of followers in the least reached location in South Asia.
Bachelor’s degree required. Some professional experience is preferred, but not required. Proper medical credentials are required. Must have the passion to serve the poorest of the poor and a willingness to work in a low-tech environment. Ability to live in rural and unpredictable conditions required. Must be resilient and adaptable and able to work on a multi-cultural and multi-denominational team. Must be willing to engage in training local health workers as much or more than doing bedside care.