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Orthotist/Prosthetist; CO, or CPO (various levels available)

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Center for Advanced Pediatrics 
Requisition #:  44984

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides orthotic and/or prosthetic services that complement the Orthotics and Prosthetics department, including evaluation and treatment of patients in inpatient and outpatient settings and fabrication of orthotic and/or prosthetic appliances.

EDUCATION
  • Master’s degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics or National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education accepted education for graduates prior to 2014
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Satisfactory completion of National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education residency program
  • Certified Orthotist and/or Prosthetist by American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics or applies/completes at earliest point of eligibility
  • Georgia orthotics/prosthetics license or proof of application
EXPERIENCE*
  • 1 year of experience in clinical orthotics and/or prosthetics
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Pediatric clinical experience
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  •  Ability to communicate and interact professionally and effectively with patients/parents, physicians, and interdisciplinary colleagues
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Provides comprehensive orthotic and/or prosthetic age-appropriate patient care for newborns to young adults for inpatients and outpatients at assigned orthotics and prosthetics locations, including thorough assessment, formulation of a detailed treatment plan, achievement of accurate measurements/impression, device/component/material design, evaluation of fit and function of prescribed devices, and patient education.
    • Independent patient care is assigned after training/orientation is complete in each specialty area and approved by team leader.
  2. Performs follow-up care, including assessment of fit and function and adjustment to device and/or treatment plan when necessary.
  3. Communicates changes with physician/referral source and other members of patient’s treatment team. 
  4. Demonstrates thorough, accurate, and timely clinical, technical, and financial documentation, including ordering according to departmental policies.
  5. Ensures chart notes are co-signed by a licensed clinician if necessary.
  6. Ensures financial documentation reflects understanding of insurance, billing, and coding practices.
  7. Demonstrates effective time management by balancing direct and indirect patient care responsibilities, including appointment readiness.
  8. Enhances department operations or clinical services through contributions beyond routine patient care, e.g., participation on a project or team within or beyond the department or volunteering for department-sponsored patient activities.
  9. Seeks and initiates learning opportunities through colleagues, physicians, interdisciplinary healthcare providers, manufacturers, and educational symposiums.
  10. Obtains continuing education units necessary for certification achievement and maintenance. 
  11. Promotes a safe and professional environment for patient care through Joint Commission readiness and applying American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics facility accreditation standards.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1400 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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