Orthotic Fitter, Prosthetics and Orthotics
Job ID: R0037819 | Prosthetics and Orthotics | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
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.
  • 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of direct patient care in a related position such as an athletic trainer, cast technician, physical therapy assistant, certified medical assistant or 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.
  • Licensure: Certification as a Certified Orthotic Fitter is required within 1-2 years of hire. Orthotic Fitter – Overview (abcop.org)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Stands on tile over concrete to complete some tasks during each day. Bending, kneeling, light lifting and helping patients. Use of hand tools and possibly some power tools.


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