Rehab Engineering Intern

internship - full time, unpaid

Craig Hospital
Englewood, CO
Closed
Posted 60 Days ago
Craig Hospital
Englewood, CO
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 60 Days ago
Closed

Description

Rehab Engineering Intern POSITION SUMMARY In conjunction with all clinical departments and physicians, the Rehabilitation Engineer Intern will work along side the Rehabilitation Engineers to design, development, modification and application of rehabilitative and assistive technology devices to assist patients in achieving greater independence. This position will focus on using additive manufacturing techniques in order to address problems related to wheelchairs and mobility, corrective postural positioning, independent living, workplace modification, adaptive driving and assistive technology for both personal and therapeutic environments/use. This position is a temporary intern position. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Licensure/Certification/Registrations: None Education: Junior or Senior Level engineering student in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical engineering discipline OR new engineering graduate from an accredited college or university. Experience: Experience with CAD design required.working experience in Autodesk Fusion 360 strongly preferred. Experience working with additive FDM-FFF 3D printers preferred. Skills & Abilities: Strong computer skills required; experience utilizing CAD software knowledge of image processing for 3D capture is a plus. Programming experience is helpful. Must possess strong interpersonal skills. Ability to conduct themselves in a diplomatic and tactful manner with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate, problem solve, and adapt to a changing environment with competence. Possess a dedication to teamwork and commitment to excellence. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated creativity in the use of hardware, software, and mechanics. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Learn the functions of a rehabilitation engineer as envisioned by Craig. Develop and evaluate 3D printing materials and qualifying them for use in rehabilitation uses. Complie 3D printing resources to educate hospital staff about best practices leading as a subject matter expert. Observe therapy session in order to identify opportunities for improvement through application of engineering design principles. Utilize 3D scanners and image processing software to create printable models for custom orthoses. Research therapeutic modalities and exploring additive manufactuing to assist with therapeutic outcomes. Document a formal procedure to enable therapeutic staff to use 3D printing as a everyday therapy tool. This includes settings, procedures and expenses for each activity. Demonstrate the efficacy of additive manufactuing by sucessfully prototyping one or more devices to be used in a clinical setting. Assemble and demonstrate proposed solutions to clinical staff, confirm suitability and effectiveness and iterate on design in order to optimize and fine tune the solution. Assist in standard rehabilitation engineering job duties including modifications to assistive equipment and design of custom assistive equipment. Manufacture and/or construct prototype solutions in response to the patient review or assessment. Provide fitting and initial training on custom assistive equipment and commercial assistive equipment, as necessary. Physically modify, assemble and install equipment ensuring that manufacturers instructions, documentation, testing, inspection and quality are carried out where needed. ** This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills

cad, testing, programming, engineering design, 3d printing, image processing, design engineering, prototyping, research, teamwork, construction, training, materials, biomedical engineering, inspection

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