Cerified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) and Certified Orthotist (CO)
Job ID: R0015771 | Prosthetics and Orthotics | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Division in the University of Virginia's School of Medicine seeks a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) and a Certified Orthotist (CO) to consult, provide, and fabricate orthotic and prosthetic devices for adults and children with musculoskeletal impairments throughout Central Virginia.

The successful candidates will be responsible for managing comprehensive orthotic and/or prosthetic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, and follow-up care and practice management. Candidates for both positions should have a bachelor's degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from an accredited program and a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) accredited residency program.

In this position you will be responsible for oversight of techs, assistants and fitters working with you.

Qualified candidates must be certified through the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics Orthotics (CPO) and have one year of post-certification experience. Some experience with foot/ankle and pediatrics is required. Also, candidates should be knowledgeable with DME billing codes, insurance compliance and current trends in the prosthetic and orthotic industry.

Successful candidates for the Certified Orthotist (CO) position should also possess interpersonal skills to help build referral bases. For these candidates, a history of prior practice management is preferred, and supervisory and/or office management skills are a plus.

This position is restricted and contingent upon continued funding.


  • Bachelor's degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from an accredited program and a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) accredited residency program.
  • Certification in Orthotics and or Certification as Prosthetist/ Orthotist
  • 1 year of experience
  • ABC certification


This job often will require moving the patient on and off an exam table to measure and fit devices as well as shifting the patient on the exam table.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

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