Certified Orthotic Assistant

Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics View Company Profile

OrthoPediatrics Specialty Brace: As a leader in specialized pediatric orthotics, we take great pride in having the industry’s top clinicians, technicians, and administrative staff, led by an executive team dedicated to advancing the orthotics and prosthetics profession. We have recently joined forces with OrthoPediatrics as their Specialty Bracing division to help more KIDS! Our Vision: To be recognized as the premier provider of pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services and products in the United States.Our team believes in respectful truth and transparency when interacting with patients, referral sources, and our own team members. We hold ourselves accountable for providing only the best products and services to our patients. Our team is engaged and committed to continuous improvement of our products, our patient care, and ourselves.Position Description:The ideal Care Extender will be dedicated to providing compassionate patient care, and enhancing the patient experience by facilitating an efficient process flow. This individual will be conscientious, self-motivated, and solutions oriented.As the Care Extender for a rapidly growing company, the individual in this role will blend patient care with design and fabrication of devices. Like other healthcare providers, the Care Extender will work in partnership with other healthcare professionals, and become familiar with all aspects of their patientsxe2x80x99 rehabilitative care. The primary function of orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation is to increase and improve mobility in patients with physical limitations, and treat other orthopedic conditions of the spine and limbs with mechanical devices to relieve symptoms. The Care extender would assist in building and providing orthotic and prosthetic devices to address their patientsxe2x80x99 needs under the supervision of a Certified Orthotist and/or Certified Prosthetist.A successful Care Extender will require the ability to shift gears quickly and often, assisting in all aspects of patient care from participating in patient evaluations, implementation/follow up of the treatment plan, adjustment of devices and the fitting of Off-the-Shelf devices. This role will require working in a team environment and assisting the Orthotist and, at times, having the ability to make decisions after proper training. This individual cares about providing the highest quality patient care and wants to be a part of a life changing industry. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are critical. The ability to multi-task and re-prioritize regularly, as well as a keen attention to detail, are also essential; along with self-motivation and the ability to operate with a high level of discretion.Core Responsibilities:The Care Extender requirements include, but are not limited to:Assistance in the guided evaluation of orthoses on patients to ensure fit, function, and qualityFitting, repairing and maintaining orthoses under guidance of and in consultation with the OrthotistMake assigned casts, obtain measurements, model modifications, and scanningUse of machinery for trimming, grinding, buffing of orthotic devicesScribing of notes using Athena Patient softwarePerforming other duties as needed based on clinic settingCertification Requirements (Completed during the Training Program):Certified Orthotic AssistantAnatomy & Physiology CourseMedical Terminology CoursePhysics Course1900 training hoursCertified Fitter of OrthoticsCompletion of an American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) approved orthotic fitter pre-certification education courseCompletion of 1,000 hours of orthotic fitting patient care experience obtained either before or after completion of the education courseAdditional opportunities for Certification as a Prosthetic Assistant will be available on an as needed basisEducation/Experience:Minimum of High School Degree required; Completion of some collegiate coursework preferredRelated technical experience and/or training in hands-on/mechanically-oriented field, preferredExperience in patient care and/or rehabilitation, preferredThe above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Equal Opportunity EmployerBoston O&P is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

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