Immediate Opening in Yakima, Washington
CO or CPO (or Board Eligible)
Division: Clinical Services
Location: Yakima, WA-98908
Other Information: On-call hospital coverage once every five weeks.
- Competitive Salary
- Health and Insurance Benefits
- 401k Plan with 4% company match
- Paid holidays, sick and vacation time.
- Continuing Education paid by company.
- Certification and licensing fees paid by company.
Design, measure, fit and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses for patients with disabling conditions.
- Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit.
- Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
- Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses and prostheses.
- Maintain patients’ records.
- Select materials and components to be used, based on device design.
- Design orthopedic and prosthetic devices, based on physicians’ prescriptions and examination and measurement of patients.
- Make and modify plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with prostheses or orthoses, for use in the device construction process.
- Confer with physicians to formulate specifications and prescriptions for orthopedic or prosthetic devices.
- Construct and fabricate appliances or supervise others constructing the appliances.
- Update skills and knowledge by attending conferences and seminars.
- Repair, rebuild, and modify prosthetic and orthopedic appliances.
- Show and explain orthopedic and prosthetic appliances to healthcare workers.
- Research new ways to construct and use orthopedic and prosthetic devices.
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Getting Information
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
- Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
- Thinking Creatively
- Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
Detailed Work Activities
- Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Design medical devices or appliances.
- Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
- Fabricate medical devices.
- Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Train medical providers.
Frequently works near moving mechanical parts; Fumes or airborne particles; Toxic or caustic chemicals.
Years of Experience: 1+
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Degree or Formal Training: Prosthetics and/or Orthotics
License, Certificate Or Registration: CO, CPO or Board Eligible
• Current board certification in Prosthetics and/or Orthotics fromthe American Board for Certification (ABC) or the Board of Certification (BOC), or
• A baccalaureate degree in prosthetics and/or orthotics, or the foreign equivalent, and current ABC Board-Eligibility in Prosthetics and/or Orthotics.
• A valid driver’s license and good driving record.
• Ability to obtain and maintain Washington state licensure.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Teaching others how to do something.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Complex Problem Solving Skills
- Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Operations Analysis
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Technology Design
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
- Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Resource Management Skills
- Time Management
Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
- Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Desktop Computer Skills
Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer’s operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.
Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.
- Customer and Personal Service
- English Language
- Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.
- Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day.
- Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.
- Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
- Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility.
- Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing patients, equipment and supplies for treatment.
- Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Medical software
- Electronic mail software
- Email software
- Internet browser software
- Web browser software
- Spreadsheet software
- Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software
To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to:
Andrew Lambert, President