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Orthotist/Prosthetist

Requisition #:  30309     
Name of Location:   Children's at Meridian Mark

 

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

 

 

Location Address:  5445 Meridian Mark, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. We have a total of 638 licensed beds among our three hospitals and 28 neighborhood locations. We are home to the only Level 1 and 2 pediatric trauma centers in Georgia, and we treat about 60 percent of pediatric trauma patients in the state.

  • We are ranked as a top pediatric heart care and heart surgery program by US News & World Report.
  • Our 27-bed unit is one of the largest dedicated pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICUs) in the Southeast.
  • We performed 634 cardiac surgeries in 2017. We are ranked No. 3 nationally in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical volumes.
  • Our Cardiac Stepdown Unit was recognized with a gold-level Beacon Award of Excellence. Our CICU was recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award of Excellence for nursing outcomes.
  • Our staff includes more than 50 pediatric cardiologists and three pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Medical, Patient Care, Pediatric, ICU, Healthcare