UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH PHYSICIANS GROUP
CERTIFIED PROSTHETIST ORTHOTIST (CPO)
AND CERTIFIED ORTHOTIST (CO)
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.
For more information about the division, please visit https://med.virginia.edu/orthopaedic-surgery/orthopaedic-divisions/orthotics-and-prosthetics
This position is restricted and contingent upon continued funding.
Education: 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.
Experience: Prefer 1 year.
Licensure: 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.
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