Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician
Job ID: R0028771 | Prosthetics and Orthotics | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
Prosthetics and Orthotics Technicians fabricate, repair, and maintain orthoses and prostheses. They are educated and experienced in use of hand tools, lab machinery, plaster modification techniques, fabrication techniques, material properties, and anatomy applicable to the technical requirements.
P&O Technicians contribute to the patient experience by delivering timely, safe, and quality devices and services to improve patient quality of life. Prosthetics and Orthotics Technicians work under the supervision of Certified Technicians and Certified Prosthetic and Orthotic practitioners.
  • Assessment of prosthetic and orthotic device technical requirements including material selection, component selection, structural evaluation, device specific evaluation.

  • Modification of casts, measurements, digital images

  • Fabrication of custom prostheses and orthoses

  • Application of fabrication work orders and directions

  • Collaborate with clinical staff and peers

  • Maintain patient documentation records of technical work completed in accordance with HIPAA regulations

  • Compliance with practice processes, safety rules, and patient care guidelines

  • Maintain clean and functioning equipment and routine maintenance logs

  • Maintain safe, clean, and professional work environment

  • Assist clinical staff with patient care duties

  • Maintain inventory records

  • Participate in continuing education

  • Support and follow the professional responsibilities outlined in the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Completion of National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) Technician education program is preferred.

Experience: At least two years of experience with design and production of prosthetic and orthotic devices or completion of a 2-year NCOPE accredited orthotic-prosthetic technical education program.

Licensure: Certification as an ABC Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician is required within 1-2 years of hire.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Stand on tile over concrete to complete most tasks during each day. Frequently bend, stoop, walk, reach. Work with hand tools and power tools including cast saws, band saws, belt grinders, drills. Work with materials including metal, aluminum, carbon fiber, cork, foam, plaster, epoxy, glues, thinner. Lift items such as plaster molds and bags of plaster, that could weigh up to and exceeding 50 lbs.


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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