Jan 20, 2023

Prosthetic & Orthotic Certified Assistant

  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia, USA

Job Description

Prosthetic and Orthotic Certified Assistants are educated and trained to participate in comprehensive orthotic or prosthetic care, while under the supervision of a certified orthotist or prosthetist. Certified assistants may perform orthotic or prosthetic procedures and related tasks in the management of patient care. The initial evaluation and formulation of the treatment plan is the responsibility of the supervising orthotist or prosthetist. Fabricate, repair, and maintain devices to provide maximum fit, function, and display of physical restoration and appearance. Manage comprehensive orthotic or prosthetic patient care. Obtain initial evaluation and treatment plan from more experienced and certified orthotist or prosthetist. Conduct patient assessment of the device, implementation of the treatment plan, and follow-up. Assist in obtaining proper documentation and insurance authorization for services provided. Independently provide or supervise the provision of comprehensive orthotic or prosthetic care. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education: High School Diploma Experience: At least one year of experience with design and production of prosthetic and orthotic devices or completion of an National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education accredited orthotic-prosthetic assistant education program. Licensure: BOC certification is typical. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Stands on tile over concrete to complete some tasks during each day.   COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA. The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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