Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician
Job ID: R0041399 | 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, and device-specific evaluation.
  • Modification of casts, measurements, and 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.

  • 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.

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

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