Orthotic Fitter, Prosthetics and Orthotics
Job ID: R0027068 | Prosthetics and Orthotics | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
The Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician Fitters fit standard braces and orthopedic devices to patients, including shoe inserts and pre-fabricated orthoses. They are contributing to the patient experience by ensuring timely, safe, and efficient services and patient education on device. Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician Fitters work under the supervision of senior-level and certified practitioners.

This position will work from our Culpeper, VA location.

  • Assist in obtaining proper documentation and insurance information for services provided.
  • Make appropriate tracings and measurements, and keep charted records of materials used and any adjustments or changes made. Provide detailed clinical notes on patient records.
  • Perform routine maintenance and simple modifications under direct supervision of practitioners.
  • Collaborate with orthotic practitioners in the evaluation and analysis of a patient's need for orthotic services.
  • Perform fitting, and execute minor modifications as necessary.
  • Evaluate the performance of orthotic device on patients, adjusting to ensure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.
  • Instruct patients in the use of orthopedic device. Provide follow-up information with patients and physicians.
  • Identify and reconcile issues or problems to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Two years of direct patient care in a related position such as an athletic trainer, cast technician, physical therapy assistant, certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology, knowledge of safe use of hand and power tools, and the ability to interact with patients in a healthcare environment.
  • Must have knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and electronic medical records, Epic preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Orthotic Fitter is required within 1-2 years of hire.


Stands on tile over concrete to complete some tasks during each day.

Bending, kneeling, light lifting, helping patients.

Use of hand tools and possibly some power tools.

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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Since 1979, UPG has been the clinical partnership group managing, growing and providing direct patient care for all UVA entities. This strategic partnership allows UVA to expand on education, technology, diagnostics, resources and facilities while the teams at UPG can focus on managing and delivering high-quality, multi-specialty care.

The expansive network of UPG providers and clinical support teams work together to deliver world-renowned care to patients at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville and in 24 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout central and northern Virginia.

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Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.