Orthotist/Prosthetist

Date Posted
10/02/2018

City
Jber

State
AK

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description

Orthotist/Prosthetist

Notes:

  • Orthotist. This position specializes primarily in providing care to patients with disabling conditions of the limbs and spine by fitting them with orthotic devices (orthopedic shoes or braces).
  • Prosthetist. This position specializes primarily in providing care to patients with partial or total absence of a limb by fitting them with prosthetic devices (artificial limbs).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree.
  • Education: Graduate from an accredited program with a major study in prosthetics and orthotics approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and completion of a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) accredited residency program.
  • Certification: Certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification.
  • Experience: One year of specialized experience in orthotics or prosthetics after graduation.

Core Duties:

  • Attend clinic and participate as a fully participating member of the treatment team with considerable influence in the development of the treatment plan.
  • Conduct clinical patient analyses such as gait, range of motion, and life style for patients with a wide range of complex medical conditions which include unusual problems or complications and to design unique or innovative devices to accommodate those conditions.
  • Apply materials such as plastics, composites, metals, and leather used in fabrication in order to design and fabricate prescribed devices considering new and emerging technologies.
  • Recognize physical abnormalities, deviations, and complicating conditions with potentially life threatening implications.
  • Provide patient evaluation, prosthesis design, fabrication, fitting and modification to treat limb loss for purposes of restoring physiological function and/or cosmesis.


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