Certified Orthotist or Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (or Board Eligible)
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.
- Work Activities
- Detailed Work Activities
- Work Content
• Research new ways to construct and use orthopedic and prosthetic devices.
- 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.
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Posted on June 16, 2022
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