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Immediate Opening in Yakima, Washington

CO or CPO (or Board Eligible)

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Division: Clinical Services

Location: Yakima, WA-98908

Hours/Week: 40

Other Information: On-call hospital coverage once every five weeks.

Compensation

  • 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.

Job Purpose

Design, measure, fit and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses for patients with disabling conditions.

Tasks

  • 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.

Work Activities

  • 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.

Work Environment

Frequently works near moving mechanical parts; Fumes or airborne particles; Toxic or caustic chemicals.

Qualification

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.

Skills

Basic Skills
  • Speaking
    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.
  • Writing
    Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Social Skills
  • Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  •  Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something.
  • Persuasion
    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.
Technical Skills
  • 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.
System Skills
  • 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
  • Internet
    Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
  • Navigation
    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.
  • Spreadsheets
    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.

Knowledge Required

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Mechanical

Physical Abilities

  • 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.

Technology

  • Medical software
  • Electronic mail software
    • Email software
  • Internet browser software
    • Web browser software
  • Spreadsheet software
    • Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software

Contact

To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to:

Andrew Lambert, President
Email:  yop@yakimaoandp.com

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