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Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist (CPO), Certified Orthotist (CO), or Board-Eligible Orthotist

Company: Tri-Cities Orthotics & Prosthetics
Location: Richland
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Tri-Cities Orthotics & Prosthetics is an independent company with multiple offices in sunny eastern Washington. -Celebrating 54 years in business, we are currently hiring in Richland for a full-time CPO, CO or Board Eligible Orthotist.More information: -https://www.yakimaoandp.com/about/careers/Send cover letter and resume to -yop@yakimaoandp.comJob Location: -Richland, WA - 99352Hours/Week: -40 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)Website: www.Tri-CitiesOandP.comOther Information: -

  • 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 PurposeDesign, 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.Job Description: Orthotists and Prosthetists
      • 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 OrganizationDetailed 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 EnvironmentFrequently works near moving mechanical parts; Fumes or airborne particles; Toxic or caustic chemicals.Education and ExperienceYears of Experience -1+Education -Bachelor's or Master's DegreeDegree or Formal Training -Orthotics and/or ProstheticsLicense, Certificate Or -Registration -CO, CPO or Board Eligible Orthotist

Keywords: Tri-Cities Orthotics & Prosthetics, Richland , Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist (CPO), Certified Orthotist (CO), or Board-Eligible Orthotist, Other , Richland, Washington

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