Staff Orthotist Pending Cert
Provides patient care related to patient evaluation, prescription recommendation, applying all manner of fitting and adapting of assistive devices and coordination of patient care with other health care professionals. Usually works in accordance with standard procedures and practices. Exercises a high degree of judgment and skill.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Clinical Assessment:
Determine the needs of the patient by integrating the information obtained from history, examination and observation in order to assess the specific needs of the patient.
Determine from the patient; by verbal interaction, his or her needs and expectations; in order to provide an appropriate and realistic prescription. Provide information to the patient, family and involved health professionals regarding potential advantages and disadvantages of a device in order to assure understanding of the treatment plan in cooperation of the individuals involved.
Analyze the data obtained by empirical methods in order to prepare a recommendation.
Develop a treatment protocol for the specific patient by review of data obtained in order to determine a specific device recommendation and plan for its use.
- Patient management:
Evaluate a patient's gait by visual observation in order to achieve optimum prosthetic or orthotic function.
Achieve optimum alignment of patient's prosthetic/orthotic device by evaluation of the sagittal, transverse and coronal planes in order to provide maximum function.
Demonstrate the solution to a patient's prosthetic/orthotic problem by appropriate evaluation in order to achieve proper function.
- Practice Management:
Communicate information clearly concerning the patient to the appropriate people in order to achieve ultimate patient care.
Demonstrate proper documentation of patient history and financial records by established record keeping techniques in order to verify patient care and other pertinent records.
Inform the patient of financial obligations and requirements for compliance to third party agencies by utilizing the appropriate means of communication in order to assure proper reimbursement.
Utilize procedures for patient care that comply with accepted medical/legal requirements by maintaining current education in these areas to provide appropriate patient care in order to avoid legal ramifications.
Communicate roles and expectations of facility employees by providing documentation in order to create a professional cooperative working environment in order to improve patient care.
- Technical Implementation:
Interpret data on measurement forms by reviewing numerical values in order to determine appropriate procedures.
Select appropriate materials and components bases on patient criteria in order to ensure optimum strength, durability and function.
Evaluate a device to identify deviations from prescribed standards by its inspection in order to correct impaired fit and function.
Utilize inspection system to assess systematically appropriateness of technical procedures at various stages in order to reduce product deficiencies.
Utilize sound safety protocols for personnel in use of appropriate lab materials and machinery in order to achieve a maximum safety.
- Professional responsibilities:
Select the most appropriate course of action when faced with patient related problems by applying their experience in order to recognize their limitations in providing appropriate patient care.
Provide optimum patient care by recognizing the need to pursue continuing education in order to remain current in practice.
Provide ethical patient care by applying the ABC Canon of Ethics in order to maintain ethical professional services.
Inform individuals involved in patient care by utilizing appropriate communication skills in order to provide them with current prosthetic and orthotic information.
- Other duties as assigned:
- Requires full supervision by Chief and Site Manager. Will needs all notes documentation (i.e. notes, justifications, worker orders) co-signed by Chief or Site Manager until certified.
Bachelor's Degree in O&P or related field required. Completion of an accredited Orthotics and/or Prosthetics residency preferred. Ability to interact with patients and physicians on a professional level and willingness and ability to learn required. Expected to become fully certified with 1 year of start date required.
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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Pay Range: $71,594 - $100,194 Annually
The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Orthotics and Prosthetics
Schedule: 7:00 AM -7:00 PM